Sickle Cell Disease Directory
Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder. People with sickle cell disease can have abnormally shaped red blood cells. The misshapen cells can get stuck in blood vessels, blocking blood flow and causing problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why sickle cell disease occurs, what sickle-shaped cells look like, complications of sickle cell disease, and much more.
What Is a Sickle Cell Crisis? What Causes It?
Sickle cell crisis can be very painful and you never know when it might come on. Learn the symptoms, what to do when you have a crisis, and how you can help prevent it.
Living With Sickle Cell Disease: What Helps
If you manage your condition, you can live a full, active life with sickle cell disease. Follow tips for a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce your chances of pain.
What is Acute Chest Syndrome?
Acute chest syndrome is one of the most serious problems that people with sickle cell disease (SCD) can have. If it happens to you, you’ll need medical attention right away, before it becomes life-threatening.
Other Health Problems That Sickle Cell Disease Causes
Sickle cell disease can cause other health problems. Learn how to treat and prevent these complications.