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Von Willebrand Disease

  Von Willebrand disease  Introduction  Von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. People with Von Willebrand disease(VWD) either have a deficiency of a blood protein called Von Willebrand factor, or this protein doesn’t work properly. This means that their blood cannot clot properly and they are prone to prolonged or excessive bleeding. Von Willebrand factor acts like a glue […]

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Von Willebrand Disease: the Under-the-Radar Bleeding Disorder

Constant nosebleeds, persistent bruising and super-heavy periods are signs you shouldn’t dismiss. By Lisa Esposito | Staff Writer Oct. 7, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.   Von Willebrand Disease: the Under-the-Radar Bleeding Disorder This common bleeding disorder affects up to 1 percent of the U.S. population. (GETTY IMAGES) You’ve probably heard of hemophilia – with its history among European royalty – but maybe not about von […]

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