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Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an under-diagnosed blood disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. Although there is no cure for VWD, treatment can control symptoms and help people avoid problems.

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A group of womenVWD is the most common bleeding disorder, found in up to 1% of the U.S. population. This means that 1.4 million (or about 1 in every 100) people in the United States have the disease. Although VWD occurs among men and women equally, women are more likely to notice the symptoms because of heavy or abnormal bleeding during their menstrual periods and after childbirth.

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GUIDELINES

Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of von Willebrand disease.

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TREATMENT CENTERS

Good quality medical care from doctors and nurses who know a lot about the disorder can help prevent some problems.

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