Concept of Health and Disease – Issues

Posted in Mayo Clinic website:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemophilia/basics/treatment/con-20029824

“While there’s no cure for hemophilia, most people with the disease can lead fairly normal lives.”

Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which your blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins (clotting factors).

There are such things as mild and moderate to severe hemophilias.


Issue 1:

Is the patient with hemophilia who is asymptomatic and living a normal life and who eventually dies due to a disease or event unrelated to or not associated with hemophilia such as pneumonia or drowning considered HEALTHY or NOT  HEALTHY?

My answer: HEALTHY!


Issue 2:

Is the patient with hemophilia who is asymptomatic and  who is living a normal life, socially and economically productive, considered HEALTHY or NOT  HEALTHY?

My answer: HEALTHY!


Issue 3:

Is the patient with hemophilia who has suffered bleeding episodes considered HEALTHY or NOT  HEALTHY?

My answer: NOT HEALTHY at the time of the bleeding!


Issue 4:

Is the patient with hemophilia who has suffered bleeding episodes but recovered from them and is currently asymptomatic and socially and economically productive considered HEALTHY or NOT  HEALTHY?

My answer: HEALTHY at the moment!



Note: A patient with hemophilia has to avoid bleeding incidents like injuries to remain HEALTHY!  

HEALTHY = socially and economically productive


ROJ@17sept15

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