Sickle Cell Anemia
D2 Healthy Lifestyle Project
10 Important Facts About Sickle Cell Anemia
Red blood cells form into crescents, then causing them to block other vane tunnels.
Normal red blood cells are deformed and shaped like doughnuts with holes in the middle.
Caused by having two people with sickle cell trait
Mostly for African Americans
More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia
1 in 12 African Americans have Sickle cell anemia
Anyone can have sickle cell trait like myself
May have severe pain in the chest, stomach, arms, legs, or in other places in the body.
Sickle Cell disease is a blood disorder
It can also be known as SS disease
Well, what can you do to stay well?
2. Drink a lot of fluid to prevent dehydration
3. Try to avoid extreme cold or heat
4. Get plenty of sleep and rest
5. Avoid drugs, alcohol, and smoking
"WebMD - Better Information. Better Health." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014