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von Willebrand disease - a bleeding disorder

Many patients feel relieved once they get diagnosed with von Willebrand disease. Symptoms that previously might have created anxiety can now be explained and treated if needed.

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Living with von Willebrand disease

Today's modern treatment alternatives allow people with von Willebrand disease to live a more or less normal life. Hence, being a haemophiliac does not mean having to worry constantly about bleedings. External bleedings are seldom the major problem; rather, internal bleedings in, for example, muscles, joints, abdomen and brain can be of severe nature. However, it is important to use common sense and to avoid exposure to unnecessary risks.

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