Monthly Archive:: October 2015

YAM AND SICKLE CELL

Yam

If like me you grew up in the African continent as a child, and one of your parents was African, you would have had the pleasure of eating yam. I found out while researching about Yam, that Nigeria is...

SICKLE CELL COMPLICATIONS

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Anemia – It is where the amount of haemoglobin in the blood is lower than normal. Sickle cell are delicate and break easily, leaving one’s body without enough supply of red blood cells.  Normal red blood cells live for...

SICKLE CELL AND IRON

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Sicklers sometimes suffer from iron deficiency and this is quite common. A lack of iron leads to a deficiency in red blood cells and this in turn could lead to heart attack and other complications. Iron plays a central...