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
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.
This is a hemoglobin without sickle cell disease and with it
This is the cell when it has a the disease and when it doesn't .
The cell path
What happen to the cell when it try to go threw the path
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.