Sickle Cell Disease In The 1900's

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Most of the diseases in 1900 are treatable or do not exist today. Cancer and heart disease related deaths were much less dominant back then than they are now. This would probably be due to people dying to infectious diseases before cancer or heart diseases could set in. People in 1900’s would die within a week once infected with a disease, but today when people die of illness it takes years. It takes linger now to die of diseases because we have medication and other medical treatments to help people live a long life while infected. An example of this is once a person contracted HIV/AIDS in the 1900 they did not have long to live, but now it is possible for a person to live a close to normal life with HIV/AIDS as long as the patient takes the prescribed medication. As a result the diseases that run in a persons family will also change …show more content…

Sickle cell disease usually reveals itself early in a child’s life. Sickle cell disease brands a set of genetic red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have irregular hemoglobin called sickle hemoglobin, inside of their red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein located in red blood cells that transfers oxygen through the body. SCD is inherited which means that genes pass the disease from parents to their offspring. SCD is not infectious. A person cannot catch SCD, like a cold or STD. Alzheimer’s disease also runs in my family. My Great-Grand Mother is currently showing signs of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a disease that destroys remembrance and other key psychological functions used to preform everyday routines. Alzheimer’s is non-preventable and

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