Chronic Disease: Sickle Cell Anemia

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Even the slightest changes within a single protein may greatly affect the health of a human being and their descendants. Sickle cell blood anemia is a type of blood disorder in which the proteins within the affected person have slightly mutated in order to form a sickle shaped cell. This can cause chronic health problems to a patient that has sickle cell anemia since their sickle shaped blood cells may obstruct their circulatory system. Despite this disease being chronic, a patient can only get sickle cell anemia if they have inherited it. Sickle cell anemia is most commonly inherited by African Americans and Hispanics. In other words, sickle cell anemia is a chronic disease in which a person is inheritably born with some sickle shaped blood

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