Sickle Cell Disease is a disease where red blood cells are abnormally shaped ('sickle' shaped). This site discusses: causes of the disease, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, treatment, and more. All the information is put together so reading is interesting and easy to follow.
Sickle Cell Anemia is caused by a patient carrying two genes for the disease, where the gene mistakenly tells the body to make red blood cells but make it in the wrong shape. Most patients with sickle cell anemia do not have parents with sickle cell anemia, only the sickle cell trait. Those with sickle cell trait may have a small percentage of sickle cells, but not enough to cause symptoms. #sicklecellanemia #anemia #medicalook
Robert I. Liem A multicenter study is underway to determine whether there is a safe level of exercise for children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia. The 5-year study — funded by a $2.7 million grant from NHLBI — will examine the effect of exercise intensity on inflammation in 140...
Figure A shows normal red blood cells flowing freely in a blood vessel. The inset image shows a cross-section of a normal red blood cell with normal hemoglobin. Figure B shows abnormal, sickled red blood cells blocking blood flow in a blood vessel. The inset image shows a cross-section of a sickle cell with abnormal (sickle) hemoglobin forming abnormal strands.
Sickle-cell disease - may cause leg and foot ulcer (as my father has) and sore axillary lymph nodes, deficiency of vitamin B12 and vitamin D (as I have). I also have constant anemias that improve after vitamin B12 injections. I know that the nutrient deficiency is causing constant inflammation and migraines.When I take the supplements I feel better.
Sickle cell anemia, the most common form of sickle cell disease, is a hereditary disorder that affects a person's red blood cells, which are normally round and smooth and easily move through the blood stream. People with this disease have crescent-shaped cells that are hard and sticky, making it difficult for the cells to move as they should. Sickle cell disease can cause pain and organ damage.
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