Sickle cell Amnia

Information on Sickle cell Amnia

What is Sickle Cell Amnia?

Sickle Cell Anemia is the most common of sickle cell disease. The body makes Sickle Cell shaped red blood cells. Ussually this disease is most common in Africa. People who are affected by this are people who don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.

Characteristics

The affect on daily life for a person with Sickle Cell Anemia ussually depend on what type of case it is. SC and SS patients have it bad they can't participate in sports and always have to be at an appropriate tempiture. Symptoms of Sickle cell Anemia are, episodes of pain, hand foot syndrome, frequent infections and delayed growth. All people act in diffrent ways with the symptoms. People can live up to 66 years of age, but most people die at the age of 40.

Cause

The mutation causing the condition is the gene that helps make hemoglobin. Protien that carries oxygen in red blood cells. The chromosome that is affected is located in the 11th pair of chromosomes. The gene that is being mutated is hemoglobin.
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Treatment

There is no cure for this condition but there are treatments that can prevent pain from happening. These are the three treatments that you can possibly use to help reduce the pain, Dcitabine, Adenosine, and 5-HMF.
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Other facts

- Sickle Cell Anemia is a Inherited disease.

- Most common to happen to people in Africa.

- Sickle cell disease prevents oxygen from reaching the spleen, liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, or other organs, causing a lot of damage.

- Unlike normal red blood cells, which can live for 120 days, sickle-shaped cells live only 10 to 20 days.

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