A patient with hemophilia can and should be encouraged to be physically active.


In the past a patient with hemophilia:

(1) was excluded from most physical activities

(2) might be treated in an overly protective manner

(3) become physically deconditioned, especially after developing joint disorders

(4) developed a poor self-image

(5) were at risk for obesity.


The current attitude is that the patient should be encouraged to engage in physical activities within reason.



(1) Maintenance of adequate levels of coagulation factors to prevent bleeding.

(2) Close monitoring especially after injury.

(3) Availability of emergency medical services.

(4) Selection of activities that are appropriate.


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