Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment: What Should You Know About it?

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Sickle Cell Anemia:

Sickle Cell Anemia Let’s Fight for a Cure

What is Sickle Cell Anemia?:

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down . It is passed down through families . ( Genetic disorder ) Sickle cell disease is chronic but treatable and is not a death sentence. Patients with sickle cell disease require comprehensive care What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

What Causes Sickle Cell Disease?:

Both your parents need to pass the abnormal hemoglobin gene on to you in order for you to develop the disease. If both your parents carry the defective gene, you have a 1 in 4 chance of inheriting the disease . If a child is born with one defective hemoglobin-beta gene , he may become a carrier of the disease. What Causes Sickle Cell Disease?

Early Symptoms of SCD:

Fatigue Paleness Rapid heart rate Shortness of breath Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice ) Poor eyesight or blindness Problems with thinking or confusion caused by small strokes Early Symptoms of SCD

How Is Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosed?:

Screening Tests Newborn Screening Prenatal Screening Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Serum potassium Sickle cell test How Is Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosed?

Treatment for a Sickle Cell Anemia:

Bone marrow or stem cell transplants Blood transfusions (may also be given regularly to prevent stroke ) Pain medicines Plenty of fluids Treatment for a Sickle Cell Anemia

When to Contact a Doctor:

Call your health care provider if you have : Any symptoms of infection (fever, body aches, headache, fatigue ) Pain crises Painful and long-term erection (in men) When to Contact a Doctor

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