CrimsonBow Substance Abuse Program

CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative launches its Substance Abuse program (SAP). Do you struggle with addiction to Pentazocine, Marijuana, Alcohol, Codeine, etc? Then this is for you. Kindly fill out the intent form here. Free counseling sessions and recovery group therapy available

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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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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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Managing Pain With Sickle Cell Disease

The main thing you can do to reduce your chances of experiencing pain (Sickle cell episode or crisis) is to try avoiding possible triggers. This may mean you need to: drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration wear appropriate clothing to stop you from getting cold avoid sudden temperature changes,…

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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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