Other Therapies

Attempts to increase HbF production through the administration of a variety of agents have produced variable but not substantial effects. These agents have included 5-azacytidine, erythropoietin, butyrate compounds, and hydroxyurea.

The possibility of correction of the molecular defect in hematopoietic stem cells by transfer of a normal gene via a suitable vector or by homologous recombination is being actively investigated.

Encouraging results have been obtained recently with the lentivirus mediated transfer of a normal human g- or p-globin gene.[7]

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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