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About Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood illness that is distinguished by the presence of defective hemoglobin, known as hemoglobin S. The form and function of red blood cells are affected by this disorder, leading them to become stiff and sickle-shaped. As a result, these malformed cells can easily become lodged in blood arteries, resulting in decreased oxygen flow and a variety of health issues. Chronic discomfort, exhaustion, shortness of breath, recurrent infections, delayed growth and development, and anaemia are all symptoms of sickle cell disease. The intensity of symptoms varies, and illness care focuses on avoiding complications, alleviating symptoms, and increasing quality of life. Regular medical check-ups, pain management, infection prevention, blood transfusions, and, in extreme situations, a bone marrow or stem cell transplant are all possible treatments. Individuals and their families need education and knowledge about sickle cell disease in order to comprehend the illness and make good lifestyle choices. Ongoing research and developments attempt to enhance treatments and results for people who are impacted. Support groups and advocacy organizations play a vital role in the community by offering resources and increasing awareness about sickle cell disease. To treat symptoms, minimize complications, and improve quality of life, sickle cell disease necessitates a multidisciplinary approach including healthcare professionals, families, and persons with the condition.

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  • Expertise in managing and treating sickle cell disease
  • Dedicated team committed to delivering high-quality care.
  • Holistic approach to address various medical needs.
  • Accurate diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease.
  • Personalized treatment planning based on diagnostic results.
  • Access to social workers, genetic counselors, pain management specialists, and support staff.
  • Addressing emotional, financial, and social aspects of living with the condition.
  • Seamless coordination of care among different providers.
  • Emphasis on ongoing education and staying updated with the latest research.

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  • Dr. Vikas Dua


  • What is sickle cell disease?
    Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the shape and function of red blood cells. Instead of being round and flexible, the red blood cells are crescent-shaped and can become rigid and sticky. This can cause blockages in blood vessels, leading to various health complications.
  • How is sickle cell disease inherited?
    Sickle cell disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means that a person needs to inherit two abnormal copies of the hemoglobin gene (one from each parent) to have the disease. If a person inherits only one abnormal copy, they will have the sickle cell trait but not the disease itself.
  • What are the common symptoms of sickle cell disease?
    The symptoms of sickle cell disease can vary among individuals, but common symptoms include severe pain episodes known as "sickle cell crises," anaemia, fatigue, jaundice, and increased susceptibility to infections. Other complications can include organ damage, stroke, and delayed growth and development in children.
  • How is sickle cell disease diagnosed?
    Sickle cell disease can be diagnosed through various methods, including newborn screening tests, hemoglobin electrophoresis, and genetic testing. Newborn screening programs are available in many countries to identify infants with sickle cell disease early on, allowing for early intervention and management.
  • What are the treatment options for sickle cell disease?
    The treatment of sickle cell disease aims to manage symptoms, prevent complications, and improve quality of life. This can include medications to relieve pain, prevent infections, and manage complications like anaemia and organ damage. Blood transfusions, hydroxyurea therapy, and bone marrow transplant may also be considered in certain cases.
  • Can sickle cell disease be cured?
    Currently, there is no cure for sickle cell disease. However, advancements in medical care have significantly improved the prognosis and quality of life for individuals with the disease. Early diagnosis, regular medical care, and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
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