How to prevent a sickle cell crisis


One health problem associated with sickle cell disorder is a crisis. The crisis is a  severe pain associated with sickle cell anemia. On this blog post, I will teach you how to prevent sickle cell crisis. But first, let me inform you with few things that you need to know about sickle cell.
Sickle cell is an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood to sickle. This can lead to in proper flow of blood in the circulative system. This can in-turn leading to lack of oxygen in the body.     
This health condition can cause some health issues in the body including crises. 
The first step to preventing sickle cell crisis is to take your vitamins and minerals as you were directed by your doctor or health caregiver. Taking vitamins and minerals like vitamin B complex, folic acid, and vitamin E,  help open up, thinner the blood cells and also help strengthen the blood vessels for easy passage of blood and oxygen to other parts of the body. Mineral-like zinc often help ease the pain from the crisis and also reduce the number of time the crisis will occur.  

Drinking liquids as directed by your doctor or health caregiver also help prevent sickle cell crisis. 
The risk of you having a crisis is high if you are dehydrated.  The kind of liquids you drink also mater if you want to stay hydrated. As for me, I will recommend water.  Http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/02/sickle-and-water.html?m=1. I will also advise you drink plenty of liquid. taking 5 to 7 liters a day will not be too much. Drinking at night during bedtime is also advisable. 

Balancing rest and Play will help prevent sickle cell crisis.
Don't get yourself involved in strenuous activities that can curse injury and after exercising get a good rest. It will help the blood vessels relax for proper functions.  

Another way to prevent sickle cell crisis is to Stay out of the cold, avoid cold water and soft drinks and do not swim in cold water. Stay warm always. Quit smoking of cigarettes and alcohol.  And treat flu, fever, and malaria quickly to avoid sickle cell crisis. 


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