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What are some ways (self-treatment) to prevent or help deal with sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Timothy Goggins
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of sickle cell anemia.
Assuming hemoglobin ss disease we recommend good hydration, avoidance of heavy exercise, avoidance of nicotine. It is really a cumbersome topic though these are the major ones. I would ask your physician, they should be able to provide you with education on prevention of sickle cell crises. Sickle cell is genetic, inherited from mom and dad.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of sickle cell anemia.
Assuming hemoglobin ss disease we recommend good hydration, avoidance of heavy exercise, avoidance of nicotine. It is really a cumbersome topic though these are the major ones. I would ask your physician, they should be able to provide you with education on prevention of sickle cell crises. Sickle cell is genetic, inherited from mom and dad.
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