Alpha thalassemia trait is a type of hemoglobinopathy, or hemoglobin disorder. Hemoglobin is a chemical found in the blood and its function is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Hemoglobinopathies occur when there is a problem with this chemical and it is not able to function correctly. Alpha thalessemia trait is a more mild form of alpha thaessemia, and does not lead to the more severe forms called hemoglobin H disease and hydrops fetalis. Symptoms include pale skin, weakness, and fatigue. It may also result in temporary yellowing of the skin (jaundice) or anemia. This is a genetic disorder, meaning that it may be transferred from parents to their children. This condition often requires lifelong management, including frequent check-ups, different vitamins, such as folic acid, and potentially blood transfusions. Treatment mainly depends on age, medical history, severity of the disease.