Hematology (Blood) Issues
 
Sickle cell trait affects millions of people worldwide. Sickle cell trait is seen in all races in the US, although it is found most commonly in African-Americans, affecting 5-8% of that population. Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood disorder in which “hemoglobin,” the part of the blood that colors it red and is responsible for carrying oxygen, does not have a normal molecular appearance....[Read More]
When iron levels are too low, bodily functions are negatively affected. Iron levels in the body can be low for reasons such as a diet deficient in iron, inadequate iron absorption in the stomach and intestines, or by loss of iron, which is a common cause in menstruating women. Iron deficiency (ID) is the result of low iron stores. ...[Read More]
Individuals with sickle cell trait (SCT) have a mutation in one of two genes encoding for the hemoglobin molecule, which carries oxygen in red blood cells. This mutation may cause normally round red blood cells to form a crescent or “sickle” shape in times of low blood oxygen. ...[Read More]
 
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