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Complications of Sickle Cell

SC Complication: Gastric Ulcers

A gastric ulcer is an erosion (think wound) in the lining of the stomach. It is usually caused by alochol, NSAIDs (Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin), smoking or spicy foods. Patients with

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Acute Chest Syndrome and Sickle Cell

We all have heard about the dreaded Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS). Some of us have had it, and some sickle cell warriors have died from it. But what exactly is acute chest syndrome?

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Understanding Iron Overload

Check out this webinar to understand the basic principles of iron overload

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Dealing with Constipation

Pain medications lead to constipation. Here are some tips to help you cope and get your bowels moving again.

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Sickle Cell and Priapism

This is to the male warriors out there. Learn the facts about priapism, and how to deal with it.

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Sickle Cell and Pulmonary Hypertension

Educate yourself with this brief synopsis of pulmonary hypertension. Knowledge is power.

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SCD and Iron Overload

Educate yourself on iron overload, one of the hazards of frequent blood transfusions.

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Sickle Cell and Insomnia

Many sickle cell warriors have insomnia. I haven’t been able to figure out the biophysical reasons around this, but I’m

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Sickle Cell vs the Flu and Cold

Hey everyone, thanks to all the people who have joined the SCW fan page on Facebook. It’s another great way

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Variations of Sickle Cell

Since sickle cell is a mutation of a strand of chromosomes, there are several different strains or variations. Here are the five most commonly documented: Sickle cell trait: The person

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