Sickle Cell disease

Informational text about sickle cell disease

The Symptoms for sickle cell disease

The most common symptom of anemia is fatigue (feeling tired or weak). Other signs and symptoms of anemia include


Shortness of breath

Dizziness

Headaches

Coldness in the hands and feet

Paler than normal skin or mucous membranes (the tissue that lines your nose, mouth, and other organs and body cavities)

a yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes.

What cause sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease is caused by a genetic abnormality in the gene for hemoglobin, which results in the production of sickle hemoglobin. When oxygen is released from sickle hemoglobin, it sticks together and make long rods. it damage and change the shape of the red blood cell.

Treatments

Treatments and drugs

As a result, treatment for sickle cell anemia is usually aimed at avoiding crises, relieving symptoms and preventing complications. If you have sickle cell anemia, you'll need to make regular visits to your doctor to check your red blood cell count and monitor your health. Treatments may include medications to reduce pain and prevent complications, blood transfusions and supplemental oxygen, as well as bone marrow transplant.Bone marrow transplant offers the only potential cure for sickle cell anemia. But, finding a donor is difficult and the procedure has serious risks associated with it, including death.