Sickle Anemia And Its Effects

2748 WordsApr 19, 201611 Pages
First of all what is sickle anemia? It’s a disorder that is affects your blood cells and hemoglobin which is a molecule that is in your red blood cells that delivers oxygen to the cells and throughout your entire body. When people realise that they have sickle cell is when they have the following symptoms, chest pain problems and difficulty breathing, strokes, joint pain, arthritis and severe infections. People are diagnosed with sickle anemia at a very young age people get from their parents if both parents have a genetic gene of sickle then, more likely their offspring will have the disease it 's a very popular and common disease it affects millions of people worldwide the most common type of people who do get sickle cell anemia more than any other is African Americans because the disease is mostly in Africa and the Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Turkey, and Italy. In the United States the diseases affects more than, 70,000 to 80,000 american people and 1 and 500 African Americans and 1 in 1,000 to 1,400 Hispanic Americans have the disease already inside of their body what type of gene is making them have sickle cell that would the HBB gene is what causes sickle cell anemia. Why is it called sickle cell anemia because the hemoglobin is shape like a ‘S’ shape or it can be called a sickle instead of a normal round red cell some scientists think that the disease might be with the deadly disease of malaria because since it is common in Africa when the people
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