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Sickle Cell Anemia

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savvy logulo

on 22 January 2013

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THis is a recessive genetic blood disorder with over dominance, characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickle Cell Anemia Foods That Should Be Eaten Romaine lettuce, spinach, asparagus, parsley, greens such as collard, mustard, turnip,broccoli,beets, beans, kelp, bussel sprouts, summer squash, cucumbers, papaya, green beans, cabbage, bell peppers,leeks,peas. winter squash, tomatoes,strawberries, flax seeds, eggplants, kale, corn, peanuts, grapefruits, sunflower seeds, avocados and carrots. Foods That Shouldn't Be Eaten Affects On The Body Distorts the shape of the red blood cells, which damages the cells ability to transfer oxygen. Common symptoms of sickle cell anemia include abdominal pain, bone pain, fatigue, fever, jaundice, pale skin, elevated heart rate, ulcers on the lower legs, delayed growth or puberty in teens. However, some patients also experience chest pain, excessive thirst, frequent urination, poor vision or blindness, strokes, and skin ulcers.

Some foods, even healthy foods, inhibit iron absorption and should be limited or avoided because they interfere with sickle cell anemia treatment. Whole-grain cereals, bread, calcium, phosphorus in dairy products. Avoid or limit coffee or tea because they don't hydrate as well as water.
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Foods for Sickle Cell Anemia | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5556614_foods-sickle-cell-anemia.html#ixzz2IdVahBgf
Foods That Help With the Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5417932_foods-treatment-sickle-cell-anemia.html#ixzz2IjJtpB3F
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