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  • 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 ... Voir le message
  • 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... Voir le message
  • 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... Voir le message
  • Sickle Cell Disease & Yoga: Benefits, Practices & Results

    There is an unwarranted stigma surrounding exercise among many healthcare practitioners and patients with sickle cell disease. In part, this is due to the notion that heavy exercise can lead to increased risk of heart problems and vaso-occlusive crisis. Historically speaking, exercise has been c... Voir le message
  • Eating Herbs to Correct Epigenetic Alterations Due to High Blood Pressure

    Just a few years ago, scientists believed that most diseases are caused either by changes in the human DNA sequence or due to the invasion of bacteria and viruses. However, recent research has unraveled the key role of epigenetic mechanisms in changing the epigenome and how it can lead to variou... Voir le message