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Hiya, what are the causes of sickle cell anemia? I know it is inherited but I need it explained in a way that can tell me the causes of gene mutation.

Gene mutations. are random. The sickle gene confers some resistance to malaria due to the abnormal configuration of hemoglobin. Sickle trait/sickle cell anemia is most prevalent in populations where malaria is or was endemic. It is likely that the mutation conferred some competitive advantage due to its antimalarial effects and was promulgated through natural selection. Read more...
2 doses of gene. SSA occurs when the baby gets a sickle gene from both parents.This gene causes the cell to deform (sickle) in some conditions in the body.These cells break down easier resulting in anemia.If they only get 1 sickle gene the good 2nd gene keeps it from deforming.The mutation was random and occurred 10's of thousands of years ago. Being a carrier of one gene makes you less likely to die from malaria. Read more...

Why is it difficult to take care of gonorrhea while having sickle cell anemia?

It's not but... Patients with sca suffer damage to the spleen. When the spleen eventually stops working, the patient has impaired resistance to bacterial infections that can get into the blood stream. Gonorrhea is one such infection, so the problem is more severe infections not an inability to give antibiotics and have them work. Read more...

When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

Check with Heme Dr. Hematology doctors who takes care of the sickle problems have guidelines on cold medications that are ok to use. Some doctors recommend not using tylenol/motrin/advil to treat fever, because such meds may "mask" a fever that would otherwise send a patient to the doctor to get treatment for an infection. Some recommend avoiding meds that can increase heart rate (such as phenylephrine and sudafed). Read more...

What are some ways to help yourself with sickle-cell anemia?

You can't prevent it. Sickle cell dz is a constitutional disease caused by a mutation in codon 6 of the beta globin gene that changes glutamate to valine in the encoded protein. There is no way to prevent it. The best advice is for you to receive regular care in a comprehensive center by expert teams who manage sickle cell dz and care for its sequelae. Sequelae are both acute and chronic with progressive features. Read more...

What happens if hug a black guy will I get sickle cell anemia?

No. 1. All "black guys" don't have sickle cell anemia. 2. Sickle cell anemia is not contagious, it is caused by mutation in a gene that is not transferred by "hugging". . Read more...