Sickle Cell Anemia

Definition of Sickle Cell Anemia:

Sickle Cell Anemia is a serious hereditary form of anemia in which red blood cells develop abnormally into a distorted, less flexible crescent shape which can stick to vessel walls and cause blockage.  It is the most common and severe type of Sickle Cell Disease.

Also: Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Trait

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Anemia

...the condition
“...The common types of anemia are ... Sickle cell anemia...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Sickle cell disease (a genetic blood disorder)...”
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Diabetes Insipidus

...the condition
“...Causes of nephrogenic DI include certain kidney diseases and can be influenced by low blood potassium level, protein starvation, high blood calcium level, sickle cell anemia and medication use (such as lithium, demeclocycline and methoxyflurane)...”

Elevated Bilirubin Levels

...relationship to Sickle Cell Trait / Disease
Sickle cell disease causes rapid destruction of red blood cells in the blood, leading to increased bilirubin levels...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Pigment gallstones are more likely to affect the elderly, people with cirrhosis, and those with chronic hemolytic anemia, including sickle cell anemia...”

Hemolytic Anemia

...the condition
“...One of the tests isolates and identifies the abnormal hemoglobin S, responsible for the sickle shape of the defective red blood cells in sickle cell disease...”
...relationship to Pulmonary Embolism
Sickle cell disease increases the risk of pulmonary embolism...”

IP6 - Inositol Hexaphosphate

...as a treatment
“...cataracts, renal damage), lung fibrosis, fatty liver disease, sickle cell anemia, heart disease, high cholesterol and high triglycerides...”
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Osteomyelitis

...the condition
“...Risk of osteomyelitis is increased by peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, a weakened immune system, cancer, chronic steroid use, sickle cell disease, HIV, hemodialysis, intravenous drug use, and old age...”

Osteonecrosis

...the condition
“...Osteonecrosis may also be a complication of kidney transplantation, sickle cell disease, alcoholism and other disorders...”

Parasite Infection

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...(treatment should be delayed until they are feeling better); girls/women are pregnant (treatment should not be given during the first three months of pregnancy); those with chronic illness such as sickle cell anemia...”

Retinopathy

...the condition
“...Sickle cell anemia also affects the blood vessels in the eyes...”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...the condition
Sickle Cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms include dry skin, easy bruising, decreased clotting time, eczema, elevated indirect bilirubin, psoriasis, elevated heavy metals, PMS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, beta thalassemia, cataracts, fibrocystic disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy, poor wound healing, hot flashes, growing pains and Osgood-Schlatter disease...”
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