How to Treat Von Willebrand Disease?


Medical Treatment:
  • No cure for VWD. Usually, be controlled with medicines and lifestyle measures
  • Apply pressure to the wound if you have a bleed (or if you have a nosebleed, pinching the soft part of your nose) for a few minutes
  • Your doctor may give you medicine to help stop bleeding
  • Medicines such as desmopressin, tranexamic acid, von Willebrand factor concentrate that can help to bleeds
  • Severe VWD need to take regularly to prevent serious bleeds
  • Talk to your GP or specialist about treatments to help control bleeding if you have heavy periods as a result of VWD
  • Avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen) unless your specialist advises you it is safe to use them