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Sickle Cell Disease :

Sickle Cell Disease Information on Sickle Cell

What is Sickle Cell?:

What is Sickle Cell? Sickle Cell disease is a group of disorders that effects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. This disease distorts red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent, shape.

What causes sickle cell?:

What causes sickle cell? Sickle cell is found in early childhood normally. The disorder includes a low number of red blood cells, repeated infection, and periodic episodes of pain. It is caused by the sickling of red blood cells, which means the blood cells break down prematurely which leads to anemia.

How can It be prevented?:

How can It be prevented? It cannot be prevented because its an inherited disease.

What are the risk factors?:

What are the risk factors? Sickle Cell disease can put one at risk of a stroke, acute chest syndrome, organ damage, blindness, and other bad symptoms.

What are current treatment options?:

What are current treatment options? Sickle Cell disease does not have a widely available cure, although there are certain treatments that help relieve pain. Blood and marrow stem cell transplants can offer a cure for this disease, as well as a few other different cures for prevention of organ damage and other problems involved in sickle cell disease.

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