Why Alcohol And Sickle Cell Don’t Mix

Alcohol is a diuretic. This means that it triggers your body to start peeing a lot more. Not only are you losing water and fluids out that way, alcohol suppresses the secretion of Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), which means that your body is unable to regulate how much water you are…

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Managing Sickle Cell In Pregnancy 1

  In pregnancy or if you trying to get pregnant the first thing you should do is STOP TAKING HYDROYUREA! This medication, although good with managing sickle cell for some patients, has been shown to increase the risk of congenital birth defects and abnormalities. So for the sake of your baby, put the…

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Misconceptions Relating To Sickle Cell – II : Big Tummy

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about almost everything in life, this is however not surprising as no one is all knowing. Misconceptions are raised due to the different perspectives individuals have on issues. CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative will be bringing to you a series that will discuss and…

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Misconceptions Relating To Sickle Cell – I : Yellow Eyes

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about almost everything in life, this is however not surprising as no one is all knowing. Misconceptions are raised due to the different perspectives individuals have on issues. CrimsonBow will be bringing to you a new series that will discuss and educate…

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Drug ‘Hydroxyurea’- It’s Effect On A Sickle Cell Individual

We have gotten a lot of questions about the drug Hydroxyurea and if its it is dangerous for people living with Sickle Cell to use it. Based on our investigations find below the answer. The danger the drug poses depends on the organ function of the individual patient before commencement of the medication.…

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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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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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