Of all the different types of hemophilia, the “A” variety is the most common. Also called “factor VIII deficiency”, the condition is passed on from generation to generation, and causes excessive or spontaneous bleeding. Although hemophilia A can occur in both sexes, it rarely occurs in females due to their possession of two X chromosomes. Apart from excessive bleeding, people with hemophilia A are also at risk for pain, bruising, and swelling. The condition also causes bleeding in the joints, which can cause significant damage over time.
Medical marijuana may be helpful for people suffering from hemophilia A. With moderate use, the pain and discomfort associated with the condition may be eased.