Can Beta Thalassemia Minor make small illnesses last longer then they should?

Patient

Q: I was diagnosed with Beta Thalassemia minor when I was 18, I'm 25 now and living okay with it but it seems like when I'm sick it lasts longer then it should.

Even though Beta Thalassemia Minor isn't considered a life threatening or life altering condition, can it make things like bronchitis last longer then normal?

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