Category: Learning about Sickle Cell

Renal Failure: A complication of Sickle Cell Disease

WhatsApp Discussion on held on 28th August 2020 Facilitator: Dr. Joseph Agbi Key words  People living with sickle cell disease: PLWSCD Sickle cell diseases: SCD Introduction The collective term for kidney challenges encountered in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is called “Sickle Cell Nephropathy (SCN)”. This means abnormal renal function as a result of sickle cell […]

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HYDROXYUREA: A Drug of choice in managing Sickle Cell Disease

Summary of WhatsApp Discussion held on 7th August 2020 Facilitator: Prof Kaladada Korubo Key words  People living with sickle cell disease: PLWSCD Sickle cell diseases: SCD Hydroxyurea: HU Fetal Haemoglobin: HbF Introduction Previous research shows that different people with SCD have different clinical picture. Some always fall sick and have frequent crises, while others live […]

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Addiction and Sickle Cell Disease

WhatsApp Discussion held on 17th July 2020 Facilitator: Dr Kelechi Okeagu Key words: People Living With Sickle Cell Disease (PLWSCD) Introduction Addiction and how it affects people living with sickle cell disease is an all-encompassing topic because it touches on every aspect of life of this unique group. PLWSCD are unique, the world doesn’t seem […]

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Handling Depression While Living with Sickle Cell Disease

Introduction Let’s engage in a simple test to know if you are struggling with depression or not. Basically, if you have an answer to the question “what are you depressed about?”, then you’re sad or anxious. If you have a general feeling of sadness with no reason behind it, then you may be struggling with […]

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Water Therapy For Individuals Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Introduction This means how water can both be preventive or curative for diseases, in our context, notably SCD, avoiding crisis and maintaining health. Water makes up about 65 to 70 percent of body weight and is the most important fluid in maintaining our internal environment. The normal human physiology has the capacity to lose water […]

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Do’s and Don,ts While Living With Sickle Cell Disease

1. Drink plenty of fluids; dehydration can increase the risk of a crisis; it is very important to take lots of water about 10-12 glasses daily (Drink more fluids if you are exercising or in hot weather). This water drinking goes a long way to prevent crises because dehydration is a major trigger of sickling […]

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COVID 19 and Sickle Cell Disease: What you need to know.

A brief summary of the COVID 19: From what is known the virus belongs to the class of Coronaviruses, a large family notorious for respiratory tract infections.  Notably the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS virus) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus belong to this class. COVID 19 is a novel type discovered sometime […]

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Addiction As It Relates To People Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Introduction We will discuss addiction under the following terms -Definition  -Pleasure seeking -Craving  -Cue anticipations -Withdrawal and relapse What Is Addiction or Addictive Behavior?  This is repeatedly taking a particular substance or performing a particular activity, despite the fact that it may be causing substantial harm to the doer because such a substance or act […]

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