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Sickle Cell

  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Gut Health & Sickle Cell Disease: How Does the GUT Impact SCD?

    The “gut” in this context is an informal reference to the gastrointestinal tract – the stomach and the intestines. The human gut is home to the microbiome - various microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It is an unfathomable ecosystem of trillions of microbiota that are vital for the body... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    SCD & Pain: Essential Fatty Acids Can Reduce Sickle Cell Pain

    Fatty acids are the natural components of fats and oils that can be divided into saturated, mono-unsaturated, and poly-saturated fatty acids. Among these, essential fatty acids (EFA) are a special type of ‘good fat’ that the human body needs for important biological processes. However, the human... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Exercise and its benefits for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Kids and Adolescents

    It is a well-known fact that exercise exerts various positive health benefits like improved blood circulation, muscle function and anti-inflammatory actions on the general population. At the same time, it is also known that dehydration and extreme exertion can exacerbate inflammation and lead to ... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Sickle Cell Disease and Inflammation: The What, Why & How

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) refers to a group of red blood cell related disorders like HbSC, HBSO, etc. that affect hemoglobin in the body. It is a genetic disease inherited at birth by a child that receives two sickle cell genes instead – one from each parent   What Causes Sickle Cell Disease? T... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Nutrition & Sickle Cell Disease: Diet for a Better Life

    Diet and nutrition are indispensable facets of good health but a well- balanced diet is definitely more important for sickle cell disease patients. The current data indicates that patients with sickle cell disease need a higher level of nutrition and food just like a pregnant woman or growing ch... View Post