Haematology at The Holly
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Haematology is a speciality covering the diagnosis and treatment of monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow, for example: sickle cell disease, anaemia, leukaemia and related blood cancers; haemophilia and other bleeding and clotting problems.
Medical conditions related to your blood can be diagnosed and treated by the Haematology Specialists practising at the The Holly Hospital. Testing can help to diagnose a wide range of diseases, conditions and infections through the measurement of blood cell and platelet counts and deficiencies and / or over saturation of the blood. Our Consultant Haematologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of the following:
Anaemia is generally caused by a deficiency of an element or vitamin in the body, such as iron or vitamin B12. If you have anaemia, this can mean that levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells in your blood are lower than normal. We can identify the symptoms of anaemia, provide the diagnosis and then suggest treatments.
When oxygen is transferred back into the blood through the lungs, this condition is known as haematosis. Bringing oxygen back into the blood is vital for supplying it to other cells and parts of the body.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are responsible for the immune system and fighting infections. There are chronic and acute types of leukaemia. After diagnosis by one of our expert consultants, we’ll suggest the most suitable course of treatment.
Cancer of the lymphatic system, which connects all of the lymph glands, nodes and certain other organs around your body, is known as lymphoma. There are two most common types of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s (which affects B lymphocytes) and non-Hodgkin’s (which starts in the lymph nodes).
Multiple Myeloma affects the plasma cells in the blood and is referred to as ‘multiple’ because it can appear in a number of different places around the body. We treat myeloma to control the symptoms and reduce the risk of bone disease and fractures.
Natural chemicals in the blood will prevent too much clotting but when the balance of these chemicals causes overclotting, this is known as thrombophilia. If you have thrombophilia, you may suffer a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
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