What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle cell disease refers to a group of genetic disorders that affect your haemoglobin levels. They cause your flexible blood cells to become stiff and sickle-shaped, inhibiting the flow of blood cells and oxygen around the body and causing pain. These disorders can be life-threatening and need medical assistance to help improve the patient's life. Speak to your doctor if you notice any of the symptoms like chronic anaemia, yellowing of skin and eyes, bouts of pain - in the chest, abdomen, and joints, and swelling in the hands and feet. #WorldSickleCellDiseaseDay