Can you pass on a sickle cell disease to your child?

Depends on partner. Sickle cell disease requires that the s gene be passed to a baby during conception from both parents. In theory, someone with sickle cell disease could only pass one gene, so if the partner had normal hemaglobin genes, the baby would have trait, not ss. If the partner had trait, both trait or ss is possible. If both parents have sickle cell ss disease, all their babies would have sickle cell.
Yes. Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disease. If the mother and father pass on only one copy of the affected gene then it is sickle cell trait. However, if two abnormal copies of the gene are passed on--one from mother and one from father than the child will have sickle cell disease.

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Is it possible to pass on a sickle cell disease to your child?

Deppends on partner. Ss disease occurs in kids who get the gene from their parents. If one has ss disease, that is the only gene they can pass, but it requires a second s from the other parent to become real ss disease in the baby. The carrier state (only one gene but no disease) can be passed to kids by any carrier or affected parent as long as they get a normal gene from the other parent. Read more...
Yes. As sickle cell disease is an inherited disease, that is the only way you can pass it on to your children. However, you need both parents to have the gene for sickle cell and both to give that gene to their child, otherwise if one parent gives the gene and one doesn't, the child will be a carrier and can pass that gene on to his/her offspring. Read more...

What's a good activity for child with sickle cell disease?

Fun activites. Kids with sickle cell deserve to have fun, just like their peers. But you need to concentrate on activities that do not pound on the joints or involve hard, full body contact. The best activity by far is swimming. It moves the joints, improves range of motion, improves lung and heart capacity, and is fun. But whatever your child chooses, ensure good stretching prior to activity. Dive in! Read more...
Many different. Activities may be appropriate for a child with sickle cell disease. It is important to avoid extreme temperature changes, excessive cold, and dehydration. Playing outside with friends, riding bikes, playing various sports that aren't at the super competitive level can be fun and safe. If one part of the body is prone to getting a pain crisis, then avoid activities that cause stress to that area. Read more...

What is a good activity for child with sickle cell disease?

Normal. Children with sickle cell anemia should have full activitiy although there may be some precautions at higher altitudes. Read more...
Exercise and general. Activity is overall a good thing for these kids. But, precautions need to be taken - drink lots of fluids, especially with activities. Some organized sports like football are just too much to handle and put the children at risk. One thing to watch out for is changes in temperature exposure - going from a hot day into a cold pool may trigger a pain crisis. But so can a vigorous video game... Read more...
Depends on the child. Children with scd should be as active as possible to promote good overall health including cardiovascular fitness and weight. Some children will need to restrict their activities if they have ongoing issues such as lung or heart disease or if certain activities serve as triggers for crises. One of the most important things is to maintain excellent hydration. Talk with your hematologist. Read more...

I don't have sickle cell disease but he does, will our child have it?

Depends. If you have no sickle gene at all, then all the offspring would carry trait but not have the sickle disease. If you carry the trait, you have a 50% risk with any pregnancy of producing a kid that has sickle cell disease. Read more...

What physical activities are good for a child with sickle cell disease?

Any. They can do what ever they are physically capable of doing. The only problem would be in high altitudes were the oxygen concentration is less. Read more...