Herbal Treatment For Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
What is Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia?
Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is a rare white blood cell cancer. It is a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Waldenström’s commonly forms in the bone marrow and can slow the growth of normal blood cells, which can lead to anemia and a weakened immune system.
The Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia encompasses a large, international team of laboratory-based and clinical investigators who are striving to find more effective therapies for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia and, someday, a cure.
Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia disease stems from an abnormality in B lymphocytes in the bone marrow, causing them to overproduce an immunoglobulin protein that thickens the blood.
Though it resembles multiple myeloma and indolent lymphoma, Waldenström’s is a form of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, a low-grade type of lymphoma. While Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is incurable and will return despite treatment, many people are able to lead active lives and may experience years of symptom-free remission after treatment.
Causes of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
- Genetic factors such as mutations of certain genes
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, wood dust, and organic solvents
Symptoms of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
- Psychological changes
- Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in the hands, feet, fingers, toes, ears, or nose
- Bluish skin discoloration
- Fingers change color when pressure is applied
- Pain in the flanks
- Glands swell up
- Gum Bleeding
- Blurred or decreased vision
- Skin easily bruises
- Unintended weight loss
- Vision loss