What is Hemophilia?   

Hemophilia is the most common type of hemophilia - a genetic disorder associated with a lack of blood clotting. People with hemophilia have a reduced amount of factor VIII in their blood. Factor VIII is a protein that plays an important part in the blood coagulation process. When this is found in reduced amounts, the person affected cannot stop bleeding, as the coagulation takes longer than normal with the clots being unstable.

Hemophilia is generally found in males and is largely attributed to hereditary factors and genetic mutation.

Alternative Name:
Factor VIII deficiency