Top
20
Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy Sickle Cell Anemia

Share
1

1
What is the life expectancy with sickle cell anemia?

What is the life expectancy with sickle cell anemia?

close to normal : Scd is many types , the most severe is the ss-disease . Even among patients with ss disease, there are risin the past it was about 4decades. With the improved care, prevention of serious complications by early diagnosis, blood transfusion, exchange for stroke patients and the use of hydroxy urea, life expectancy is becoming close to normal in many patients with scd who are under good medical care. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. James Ball
354 doctors shared insights

Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become ...Read more


2

2
What's the life expectancy of someone with sickle cell anemia?

What's the life expectancy of someone with sickle cell anemia?

Shortened. : Depends on the complications experienced as a child. Those with numerous complications will love shorter lives than those without complications. Those without complications can live into their 60s the average lifespan of someone with sickle cell is probably in the mid to late 40s we are still trying to understand why some people have so many troubles and others do not. ...Read more

3

3
What would the life expectancy of someone with sickle cell anemia be?

What would the life expectancy of someone with sickle cell anemia be?

Shorter than average: It depends on the type and severity of the sickle cell anemia that you have and all complications related to the sickle cell anemia- i.e.Acute chest syndrome, strokes, avn, mi, etc. The life expectancy is unfortunately shorter than average population- in hb ss sickle cell anemia- on average it's around 40- 50 yrs of age. The more severe and more complications - the shorter the life span would be. ...Read more

4

4
Do beta thalassemia and sickle cell anemia always reduce life expectancy?

Do beta thalassemia and sickle cell anemia always reduce life expectancy?

Not if just 1 trait: Having either beta thalassemia trait or sickle cell trait is a mild condition and should not cause symptoms to the point of making a person frequently ill nor shortening life expectancy. Having beta thalassemia major or sickle cell disease, or both sickle cell trait and beta thalassemia trait, usually causes severe enough chronic disease symptoms to shorten lifespan an uncertain amount. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What's the life span of someone with sickle cell anemia?

What's the life span of someone with sickle cell anemia?

Variable : The problem with sickle cell anemia is prognosis varies. Most are living longer because of better infection control, newer medication like hydrea, (hydroxyurea) and improved follow up managment. Some patients can have sickle cell and greater levels of hbf and they tend to do better. Predictors can include sausage digits, stroke, renal failure, anemia level less then 7, leukocytosis. The best answer is it varies. ...Read more

7

7
How common is sickle cell anemia?

How common is sickle cell anemia?

Pretty common.: 1 in every 500 african-americans, and 1 in every 900 hispanic americans. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is sickle cell anemia a severe condition?

Is sickle cell anemia a severe condition?

Depends: It depends on the type of sickle cell disease a patient has, and how many attacks they get in a year and how severe those attacks are. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What to tell me about sickle cell anemia?

What to tell me about sickle cell anemia?

See below: Sickle cell anemia occurs when 2 abnormal hemoglobin genes are present and a person's body produces sickle cell hemoglobin exclusively. 1 sickle cell gene and a normal gene produce sickle trait, which has no symptoms. Other abnormal hemoglobin genes can combine with a sickle cell gene and produce other types of anemia. There are several other genetic hemoglobin abnormalities. ...Read more

10

10
What is being done to cure sickle cell anemia?

No cure: There is no cure for sickle cell anemia but you can have treatment for pain crisis ,anemia off and on as needed. ...Read more

11

11
What cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

What cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

Symptoms of SS: The altered shape of the red blood cells causes them to stack up together and clog blood vessels, depriving the tissues of adequate blood supply and oxygen. The tissues then die (infarct) and this causes pain. The red cells also rupture or are eaten by the spleen and cause anemia. The spleen itself will gradually infarct, leaving the patient susceptible to infections. ...Read more

14

14
Please tell me the cause of sickle cell anemia?

Stiffened hemoglobin: There is a genetic change that causes an abnormal hemoglobin. This abnormal hemoglobin becomes stiff in certain circumstances, causing the red blood cell to sickle. This causes many symptoms, including anemia, pain, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

15

15
What are symptoms of sickle cell anemia crisis?

Pain.: When red cells sickle, they become rigid and block the flow of blood. If this happens in muscle or bone, the result is pain. In the lung it's pain and shortness of breath. In the brain, it can cause a stroke. Any organ can be effected. A painful crisis happens when blood flow is interrupted. They are episodic and unpredictable. ...Read more

16

16
What tests are available for sickle cell anemia?

What tests are available for sickle cell anemia?

Peripheral smear: The easiest way is to review the peripheral smear and looked for red cells that look like sickles. If there are, then the next step is to obtain a hemoglobin electrophoresis. ...Read more

17

17
What conditions are associated with sickle cell anemia?

What conditions are associated with sickle cell anemia?

There are many: You are predisposed to acute chest crises, painful crises, stroke, lung hypertension, kidney dysfunction, and many many others. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Could carriers of sickle cell anemia develop symptoms.?

Could carriers of sickle cell anemia develop symptoms.?

Sickle cell trait: Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected. Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits.Html for good recommendations. ...Read more

19

19
Why is sickle cell anemia still prevalent in parts of the world today?

See below: Carrying sickle cell trait is not typically dangerous, so it is likely that persons with sickle trait will have children. These children are more likely to be born with sickle cell anemia. In some cities in africa, where sickle cell disease is common, there is an increased knowledge of all those who have sickle trait. This is done to attempt to decrease the amount of sickle cell disease. ...Read more

20

20
If you have sickle cell anemia, what are the chances you'll pass it on to your children?

If you have sickle cell anemia, what are the chances you'll pass it on to your children?

Depends: If your partner does not carry the gene, all your babies would be carriers. If your partner is a carrier, the risk is 50% with any pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
1,276 doctors shared insights

Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more