Complications of Sickle Cell

It is often said that sickle cell does not kill, but it is the complications that endanger our lives. Educate yourself to manage these complications, and save your life, or that of a friend or family member.

SC and Avascular Necrosis

This series will focus on breaking down and understanding each of the complications that might develop from sickle cell, so that you...

Sickle Cell and Strokes

One of the most severe complications with sickle cell is strokes. Learn more about how to assess, prevent and treat this complication.

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),...

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?

Understanding Iron Overload

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

Dealing with Constipation

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

Sickle Cell and Priapism

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

Sickle Cell and Pulmonary Hypertension

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

SCD and Iron Overload

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

Sickle Cell Patients Go to the Hospital Repeatedly

We know that we are in pain almost every single day. Guess now, the doctors have evidence based research to believe us.
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