Sickle Cells Anemia

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Sickle Cells Anemia

Reasarch Taken daily by mouth, hydroxyurea reduces how often painful sickle cell crises and acute chest syndrome occur. Many people taking hydroxyurea also need fewer blood transfusions and have fewer hospital visits.Children living with sickle cell disease enjoy a variety of programs ranging from camping to scholarships to youth support programs. The parents that take care of them are often neglected. It somehow seems as if these parents are super human beings and meant to bear the emotional, physical and mental stress of caring for a sick child alone.Research “We are excited to begin the next phase of investigating Lexiscan’s potential for reducing inflammation that contributes to the poor blood flow and serious complications of sickle cell disease,” says La Jolla Institute scientist Joel Linden, Ph.D., a prominent researcher whose studies laid the groundwork for the trial. “Our phase I results were promising. Participants experienced no adverse reactions and our tests indicated that the drug significantly reduces inflammation. It is too early to tell whether this will translate into reduced pain and tissue damage. But we remain cautiously optimistic.” The Phase I results were published as the cover article in the print edition of the journal Blood on April 25th, 2013. Genes are pieces of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) inside each of our cells that instruct them how to make the proteins the body needs to function. DNA is the genetic “blueprint” found in each cell. Genes affect inherited traits passed on from a parent to a child, such as hair color, eye color, and height. They also affect whether a person is likely to develop certain diseases, such as cancer.Department of Health and Human Services Equal Employment Opportunity Commission BRCA Mutation Genetic Testing FAQs

Features Definition of disorder: disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of. Sickle hemoglobin causes red blood cells to develop a sickle, or crescent, shape. Sickle cells are stiff and sticky. They tend to block blood flow in the blood vessels of the limbs and organs. Blocked blood flow can cause pain and organ damage. It can also raise the risk for infection\Sickle cell anemia is most common in people whose families come from Africa, South or Central America (especially Panama), Caribbean islands, Mediterranean countries (such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy), India, and Saudi ArabiaThe most common symptom of anemia is fatigue (feeling tired or weak). Other signs and symptoms of anemia include:•Shortness of breath•Dizziness•Headaches•Coldness in the hands and feet•Paler than normal skin or mucous membranes (the tissue that lines your nose, mouth, and other organs and body cavities)•Jaundice (a yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes)

Support Taken daily by mouth, hydroxyurea reduces how often painful sickle cell crises and acute chest syndrome occur. Many people taking hydroxyurea also need fewer blood transfusions and have fewer hospital visits.Children living with sickle cell disease enjoy a variety of programs ranging from camping to scholarships to youth support programs. The parents that take care of them are often neglected. It somehow seems as if these parents are super human beings and meant to bear the emotional, physical and mental stress of caring for a sick child alone

Detections A simple blood test, done at any time during a person's lifespan, can detect whether he or she has sickle hemoglobin. However, early diagnosis is very important. In the United States, all States mandate testing for sickle cell anemia as part of their newborn screening programs. The test uses blood from the same blood samples used for other routine newborn screening tests. The test can show whether a newborn infant has sickle hemoglobin

Treatment People who have sickle cell anemia need regular medical care. Some doctors and clinics specialize in treating people who have the disease. Hematologists specialize in treating adults and children who have blood diseases or disorders.

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