Facts About Anemia Blood Disorder , What Causes Sickle Cell Anemia

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Facts About Anemia Blood Disorder

Facts About Anemia Blood Disorder

Anemia is a blood disorder wherein the blood is unable to supply adequate amounts of oxygen to the body. People, who suffer from anemia, often feel exhausted, cold, weak and also experience shortness of breath. Such people have low count of hemoglobin in their blood. Hemoglobin is the one responsible for carrying oxygen and also imparting red color to the blood. When hemoglobin count is low, the blood carries less oxygen. In the US, around 3.5 million people suffer from anemia blood disorder. More...

 

What Causes Sickle Cell Anemia ?

What Causes Sickle Cell Anemia ?

Sickle cell anemia is a severe type of anemia that is inherited by the person. Millions of people around the world suffer from it. It is estimated that around seventy-two thousand Americans suffer from sickle cell anemia, which is more common in African Americans. One in every five hundred African American is born with this form of anemia. More...

Anemia And Kidney Failure

Anemia And Kidney Failure

It has been seen that people suffering from kidney failure invariably have anemia. This is because the kidneys are responsible for manufacturing a hormone known as erythropoietin. This hormone stimulates the bone marrow to manufacture red blood cells containing hemoglobin. When a person suffers from kidney failure, the kidneys either do not produce the hormone or they not produce adequate amounts of the hormone. Hence, this affects the production of red blood cells, leading to anemia. More...

Symptoms Of Anemia

Symptoms Of Anemia

There are many different types of anemia, and hence, the symptoms of anemia are based on the type of anemia a person has, the cause for the anemia and any health problems that the person may be suffering from. Anemia is often seen in people suffering from cancer, hemorrhage, ulcers or menstrual problems. More...

Is Sickle Cell Anemia Hereditary ?

Is Sickle Cell Anemia Hereditary ?

There are several blood disorders that occur due to hereditary reasons and among them sickle cell anemia is one of them. It is a chronic disorder which causes muscle weakness and pain. Hemoglobin plays an important role in blood and carries oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body. It also brings back the carbon dioxide to the lungs. Sickle cell anemia causes a deficiency in the hemoglobin and hampers its functions. More...

History Of Sickle Cell Anemia

History Of Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia was first diagnosed by a Chicago based cardiologist called James B. Herrick. He found peculiar blood cells that were elongated and sickle shaped. He found the disorder in Walter Clement Noel, when he was hospitalized in the Chicago Presbyterian Hospital. He was 20 years old at that time. Noel was hospitalized in the same hospital several times with various conditions, such as muscular rheumatism. In 1916, he passed away due to pneumonia. In 1922, another doctor called Vernon Mason gave the disease its name. However, the disease was diagnosed much earlier in this as there were several incidents of it. More...

Can Cancer Cause Anemia ?

Can Cancer Cause Anemia ?

Anemia is one of the side effects caused by a disease like cancer and its treatment. While anemia can indicate the presence of cancer it is also caused by cancer. Anemia is a blood disorder which is caused by the lack of iron and the number of red blood cells in the hemoglobin. More...