Causes And Incoms And Symptoms Of Sickle Cell Anemia

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Sickle Cell Anemia is a birth defect that is “a genetic blood disorder caused by the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin” according to MedicineNet.com. Sickle cell is common to people that have ancestry with Africans. Sickle cell affects about 100,000 Americans, one out of every 365 African American babies, and one out of every 16,300 hispanic babies. Older children and adults with sickle cell disease may experience a few complications, or have a pattern of ongoing problems that make their life shorter than living perfectly healthy. The most common and serious complications of sickle cell disease are anemia, pain, fatigue, and organ failure The cause of Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited abnormal hemoglobin. When red blood cells are …show more content…
When you have sickle cell Anemia it can cause you to have pain in joints, and in the chest. Some symptoms are delayed development, inflamed fingers or toes, pallor, shortness of breath, yellow skin and eyes eyes, Infections, pain, and fatigue. The most common symptoms are shortages of breath and inflammation or swelling. The sickle cells get caught up and make a blockage so there is no blood flow and there is no filtering or or fluid run and it cause areas of the blockage to swell. This can happen near the lungs and block airways because of the clots and the stretching areas of the sickle …show more content…
Children, who do have sickle cell, can often become dehydrated, along with experiencing severe pains in their thighs, arms, hands and feet. In the article “Pain and Sickle Cell Anemia” it’s said that normal pains of Sickle Cell Disease can be treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. These medications some people used everyday, for headaches, sprains, arthritis symptoms, and other daily discomforts. There are some times when pains get severe and patients must be rushed into the hospital. My opinion on Sickle Cell Anemia is it wouldn’t be fun to have. When I started working on this Research I didn’t know anything about this disease and I loved learning about it. Some parts, when I read about people dieing quickly from it and suffering daily makes me feel really bad, because I know I would never want this. This disease causes a lot of loss in life experiences, this could also make people treat you different and yes it does affect the way you have education but not terribly. This is a thing that happens in life and there is really no way of helping to tell if you are going to get it or

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