Travel 101: Managing Sickle Cell While Traveling By Air

A few years ago, a friend of mine and I were turning 25 and wanted to do something really amazing to celebrate. We decided that we were going to go on a 7 day Boat Cruise that involved three countries in Europe, and 6 cities all together. We saved for months…

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Sexual Disposition Of Warriors (18+)

Sex is a very important aspect of life, it can be argued that it is one of the most important aspects of life. One of the reasons many people run away from refuse to get involved married  to Sickle cell individuals is because of the silent thought that people living with…

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WHO And The World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through. The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted…

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Preventing Infections And Treating Anemia In People With Sickle Cell Disease

As people with sickle cell disease are more vulnerable to infections, treatment will usually be needed to reduce this risk. Most people need to take a daily dose of antibiotics (usually penicillin), often for the rest of their lives. Long-term use of antibiotics won’t pose any serious risks to health. Children with…

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Whether To Disclose Your Sickle Cell Condition Before Entering A Relationship

Many people with the sickle cell condition are often faced with the difficult decision of disclosing their condition before entering a relationship. Often times, some individuals decide not to open up about their condition because of the fear of rejection and heartbreak; hence, they hide their conditions until they believe their partner can…

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Dating A Sickle Cell Individual

Individuals living with Sickle Cell should be treated with love, care, and patience. They are very much like every other human, and should not be stigmatized against due to the condition. However, quiet a number of people avoid dating them due to fear, and myths that they do not live long and others…

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Exercising With Sickle Cell

There is a myth that people living with the sickle cell condition should not participate in exercise activities. This is because it is believed that strenuous activities like exercising causes can trigger crisis. While this is true to an extent, there are some tips to take into consideration to enable…

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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Sickle Cell

Diagnosis Of Sickle Cell The following procedures can be adopted in diagnosing sickle cell in children and adults: severe pain in the bones, most times it begins in the hands and feet anemia painful enlargement of the spleen painful enlargement of the spleen growth problems respiratory infections ulcers of the…

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Identifying complications that can arise from Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell disease (SCD) can cause severe complications. These complications appear when the sickle cells block vessels in different areas of the body. These painful or damaging blockages are called sickle cell crises. Some of the complications includes; Severe Anemia Anemia is a shortage of red blood cells. This breaking…

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