Multiple Myeloma – Treatment in India.
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Multiple Myeloma is a medical condition which involves plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and form an integral part of the immune system for healthy Individuals. At HFTS health we are associated with the Best Hematologist and BMT specialist from India, for cost effective treatment of hematological malignancies. We Offer cost effective Multiple Myeloma -Treatment in India for our Global guests seeking specialized medical treatment in India.
What is Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple Myeloma is a medical condition which involve plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and form an integral God gifted immune system for a healthy Individual. In patients suffering from Multiple Myeloma the normal plasma cells become converted into malignant plasma cells. These Myeloma plasma cells produce large quantities of abnormal immunoglobulins known as M Protein. Large quantities of this abnormal immunoglobulin hamper the production of normal blood cells in Multiple myeloma patients.
Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma:
Generally speaking, many patients who suffer from multiple myeloma may not exhibit or feel any symptoms right away, and usually the diagnoses is made by conducting some lab tests, which are recommended by the clinician. Common symptoms patients with Multiple myeloma experience include:
Pain in the bones, which may involve the entire skeletal system but more prominent in skull, back or hips. Patients with multiple myeloma may easily fracture their bones with just slight stress or injury due to the weakening of bone (osteoporosis) in the entire skeletal system.
Routine CBC tests recommended by a physician to rule out health complaint may reveal low RBC, WBC and platelets. Low RBC levels result in fatigue, a general feeling of malice, difficulty in breathing and dizziness. Low WBCs make the patient more prone to frequent infections resulting in some patients developing pneumonia. Low blood platelet counts may result in delayed blood clotting time and excessive bleeding even with minor cuts or bruises.
Hypercalcemia or excess calcium in the blood may cause extreme thirst and result in drinking excess fluids and frequent urination, dehydration, kidney problems, severe constipation, loss of appetite, feelings of drowsiness and confusion.
Spinal cord compressions in patients with multiple myeloma are also common due to the weakening of bones and collapse of spinal vertebrae may cause muscle weakness and numbness in legs or sudden severe back pain.
Other more severe symptoms may include congestive heart failure, enlarged liver and spleen, enlarged tongue, skin changes, persistent diarrhea and numbness and weakness in hands called carpal tunnel syndrome.
Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma:
Once a clinician suspects that a patient is suffering from multiple myeloma, certain tests are recommended such as a bone marrow biopsy, X-rays, CT scans and MRIs to confirm the diagnosis.
Multiple Myeloma – Treatment in India:
The treatment of multiple myeloma depends on staging done by a hematologist. Usually treatment of multiple myeloma consists of chemotherapy and supportive care, radiation therapy, surgery in certain cases and Bone Marrow or Stem cell Transplant.