Essay on Sickle Cell Anemia ( Sca )

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Sickle Cell Anemia
Dakoda Howard
Indiana State University
Pathophysiology
11/10/2016

Abstract
The aim of this paper is to help individuals who do not understand or want to better their knowledge in Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA). SCA is commonly referred to as Sickle Cell Disease or SDA. The area of target is a general overview of that SCA, along with the various amounts of complications that can arise when someone has the disease. The paper will go over some of the more life threatening conditions as well as showing signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and lastly prognosis. Many resources were used when compiling evidence for the paper.

Sickle Cell Anemia or Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Disease is a life long illness that is present from birth, which signs and symptoms can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed. An individual that is considered to have Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Anemia will have inherited two-sickled hemoglobin’s from their parents (8). Another condition to be aware of is Sickle cell trait, which characterizes them as only inheriting one sickling gene from their parents, and having fewer Hemoglobin S. These inherited red blood cell disorders called hemoglobin S or “sickle hemoglobin” will become construed and misshapen, resembling a half moon or crescent shape. The RBC that is normally easily circulated in the circulatory system can now become clogged or logjam as illustrated below (9), which will inhibit blood flow and oxygen…

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