ABOUT SICKLE CELL

Sickle Cell Disease/Anemia is an inherited blood disorder. A condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. Normally, your red blood cells are flexible and round, moving easily through your blood vessels. In people with Sickle Cell, the red blood cells become rigid and sticky and are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These irregularly shaped cells can get stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body. There’s no cure Sickle Cell Anemia. But treatments can relieve pain and help prevent problems associated with the disease

Symptoms

Anemia

Pain Crisis

Painful swelling of hands and feet

Frequent infections

Delayed growth

Vision problems

Complications

Stroke

Acute chest syndrome

Pulmonary hypertension

Organ damage

Blindness

Leg ulcers

Gallstones Priapism