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How Can Sickle Cell Anemia Cause Osteomyelitis In Your Bones
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more
Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?
Low H/H: The most common reason for anemia in children is iron deficiency. The first step in resolving iron deficiency anemia in children is by increasing intake through iron rich foods, such as meat, poultry and fish. If this doesn't help, an iron supplement may be needed. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more
In a good way; no: Glutathione is unlikely to have any affect on the red cell count but may improve one's white cell count if it is abnormal as it supports immune function. As a substance that boosts immunity and supports detoxification it is likely to reduce risk of all cancers; there is no evidence that glutathione can cause any type of cancer. See http://tinyurl.com/y95rale ...Read more
Is anemia always present in sickle cell anemia? And for how long can i experience pain without this being a crisis for sickle cell?
They call it sickle: Cell anemia because, indeed, patients essentially all have anemia. The anemia actually improves the rheologic (flow) properties of blood in these patients, whose rbcs are otherwise rigid with reduced degrees of freedom for deformability. Sickle cell pain occurs due to microvascular occlusion and tissue compromise. Oral opiates/ nsaids may provide relief, but IV opiates may be needed (pain crisis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dietary sources: Don't forget Folic Acid either. Here is some great nutritional info: http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.Php and http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/food-sources-of-potassium.Php and http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/foods-high-in-folate-vitamin-b9.Php. ...Read more
Straightforward: Sickle cell trait is not a disease, it is a genetic mutation. In most cases it has no health problems associated with it. The only thing to be "done" for it is to ensure the person with it understands the significance that having it might have on their children. Iron deficiency responds to iron therapy; depending on the pt's age and situation tests may be needed to determine why it developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compromising organs: Sickling of the red blood cells can occur from stress or ketoacidosis (diabetes out of control) and causes of low oxygen in the lungs or blood. This will cause the sickled cells to obstruct the flow of the cells that still are able to carry oxygen to the various organs such as the liver, the brain, heart, muscles and any and all tissue. This compromises function of the organ or tissue. ...Read more
What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia ? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart ?
Unusual to affect he: Anemia rarely causes any heart damage although the Heart has to work harder in patients who have more than mild Anemia and that too if they have chronic Anemia like in patients with Sickle cell disease or other hemolytic anemias for which there is no cure. Most times this does not mean that the heart is damaged or diseased due to anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why sickle cell anemeia / multiple myeloma cause diabetes insipidus ? Is it because it may obstruct the blood flow to the kidneys and damage them?
Basically right: Even sickle cell trait ruins much of the concentrating ability of the kidneys by adulthood. Myeloma is more likely to damage and obstruct the tubules themselves. Both produce a kidney lesion that prevents the urine from becoming concentrated, rather than a pituitary diabetes insipidus. ...Read more
Vasoocclusive event: Episodes of pain are the most common type of vasoocclusive event. Pain may be precipitated by events such as weather conditions, e,g,, high wind speed, low humidity, dehydration, infection, stress, menses, alcohol consumption, and nocturnal hypoxemia. However, the majority of painful episodes have no identifiable cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very Complicated :: Polymerization-induced sickling as the cause of vasoocclusion. Sickling — that cell sickling is unlikely to be the singular effector of painful vasoocclusion is supported by a lack of correlation between painful events and the number of dense red cells, those cells most prone to polymerization microvascular obstruction:--the smallest vessels should be most susceptible to occlusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
An inherited blood disease causing red blood cells to be sickle (curved) shaped instead of round. It shortens life expectancy, and can result in bacterial infections, painful swelling of the hands and feet, fever, arthritis, leg ulcers, fatigue, anemia, eye damage, and ...Read more
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