Sickle Cell Disease, SCD, is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders arising from the disfiguring of the original shape. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they easily move through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body.
In someone who has Sickle Cell Disease, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells.
However, people with Sickle Cell Disease can lower their chances of difficulties from the disease and enjoy many normal activities by taking the following precautions.
Regular medical check up with a doctor is required for a patient of SCD. Many complications occur when the patient ignores consulting the doctor at regular intervals.
A patient of SCD needs to follow treatments prescribed by their doctor and all medications.
At a time when we are confronted with several infectious diseases, those with SCD must prevent infections by taking simple steps including washing their hands as regular as possible.
Practicing healthy habits like drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day and eating healthy food is recommended for Sickle Cell Disease patients.