Brian Leber MDCM FRCPC


Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which a person inherits problems with certain blood clotting factors, making them unable to work properly. Blood-clotting factors are needed to help stop bleeding after a cut or injury and to prevent spontaneous bleeding. The hemophilia gene can contain many different…

Von Willebrand’s Disease

What is von Willebrand’s disease? Von Willebrand’s disease is a bleeding disorder. When you have this disease, it takes longer for your blood to form clots, so you bleed for a longer time than other people. Normally, when a person begins to bleed, small blood cells called platelets go to the site of the bleeding and…

Hemophilia: Preventing Bleeding Episodes

How can I care for myself? If you have hemophilia, you can take steps at home to prevent bleeding episodes and improve your health. Recognize bleeding symptoms. Be active, but exercise with care. Don’t take nonprescription medicines unless your doctor tells you to. Prevent injuries and accidents around your home…

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which a person inherits problems with certain blood clotting factors, making them unable to work properly. Blood-clotting factors are needed to help stop bleeding after a cut or injury and to prevent spontaneous bleeding. The hemophilia gene can contain many different…

Thrombocytopenia

What is thrombocytopenia? Thrombocytopenia (say “throm-buh-sy-tuh-PEE-nee-uh”) is a low number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are the cells that help blood clot. If you don’t have enough of them, your blood can’t clot well. That means it’s harder to stop bleeding. What causes thrombocytopenia? You may have low…