Almost all people who have sickle cell anemia have painful crises at some point in their lives. Some have these crises less than once a year. Others may have crises once a month or more. Repeated crises can damage the bones, kidneys, lungs, eyes, heart, and liver. This type of damage happens more often in adults than in children. Many factors.
Adult sickle cell disease can cause the same signs and symptoms as in children. Early diagnosis is crucial, so doctors can take measures to ease some of the devastating effects of sickle cell anemia. Preventive steps can significantly increase life expectancy and decrease the risk of infection or other complications of sickle cell disease.
Health-related stigma is increasingly becoming a major public health issue that is receiving more attention. Young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk for health-related stigmatization due to the many challenges of the disease. SCD includes the lifelong challenges of managing the Cited by: 80.
Nov 15, 2018 · Sickle cell anemia (sickle cell disease) is a blood disease that shortens life expectancy. It is caused by an inherited abnormal hemoglobin that decreases life expectancy. Symptoms of sickle cell anemia include bacterial infections, arthritis, leg ulcers, fatigue, and lung and heart injury. Sickle cell treatment is focused on managing and preventing the worst symptoms of the disease.