What is sickle cell anemia treatment?

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Sickle cell anemia treatment is based on individual sickle cell anemia symptoms. Treatment of sickle cell anemia is started for the prevention and management of sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anemia treatment helps prevent red blood cells from stacking.

No remedy is there to reverse sickle cell anemia. It is very important to have an understanding of sickle cell anemia. Folic acid supplements should be taken to produce more red blood cells. The basic purpose of the treatment is to control the symptoms of sickle cell anemia. Pain crisis is treated using pain relieving medicines. Sometimes hydrea is used to reduce pain but everyone is not affected by this drug.

Bacterial infections are prevented using antibacterial drugs, antibiotics and vaccines. Sickle cell crisis is treated through blood transfusions on daily basis and help prevent strokes as well. Other sickle cell anemia treatments include:

  • Kidney transplant or dialysis
  • Drug rehabilitation
  • Removal of gallbladder
  • Hip replacement
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