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I have cold agglutinin disease (CAD), one of several blood diseases that necessitate accurate blood sample monitoring.
I have been living with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) for 2 years and I am still learning how to live with this rare disease.
It was not until a preoperative blood test that my blood disease had been revealed: I have cold agglutinin disease (CAD).
I am still in the beginning stages of figuring out how my body responds to the variables in my life.
There is currently no cure for cold agglutinin disease (CAD); there is only symptom management.
I am a primary CAD patient and my hemoglobin (HGB) hovers above 10, what I refer to as the safe zone.
Obviously, dehydration is dangerous for anyone, especially if it is extreme. However, for people with conditions like CAD, it has an added level of urgency.