Sickle cell Anemia
- What is sickle cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia is a disease passed down through families. The red blood cells which are normally shaped like a disc take on a sickle or crescent shape. And Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body.
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 forms long rods, which damage and change the shape of the red blood cell.
(Hemoglobin-test is a blood test that measures how much hemoglobin is your blood)(A1c level).
*Detecting Sickle cell Anemia*
may detect anemia but there are many other causes of anemia in infants and others with mild types of sickle cell disease, and, there may be little or no anemia.Blood smear.
*Treatment for Sickle cell Anemia*
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.