Let’s talk about folic acid, a drug of choice but not by choice. Everybody know what folic acid is, and people with sickle cell disease knows it better than everyone else, except maybe pregnant women. I’ve been taking this drug for almost my whole life.Continue reading “The viewpoint: The drug of choice but not by choice.”
Folic acid is the synthetic version of vitamin B9 (vitamin folate). Vitamin B9 helps in the production of healthy red blood cells in the body and it can be found in certain foods. There are various used of folic acid, it can be used to: prevent or treat folate deficiency anaemia; helps your unborn baby’s brain, spinal cord, and skull develop properly to avoid development issues (neural tube defects) for example spinal bifida.Continue reading “Folic Acid: Everything you need to know about it.”
As we all know sickle cell disease is a severe congenital disorder in Nigeria, and one in ten people are said to have its trait and are at risk of having a child with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease cause multiple health complications and even with advancement in support care, it said to shortened life span of an individual with the condition, particularly if limited attention is given to this person, in terms of care and supports.Continue reading “Write-cast – No. 03 | Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.”
NAME: Yusuf Mustapha
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: B.Sc and M.Sc Public Health.
Marital Status: Single
WOULD YOU TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE GENOTYPE OF YOUR PARTNER BEFORE MARRIAGE? WHY?
Well, with the advancement in science and technology having a kid without sickle-cell disease by parents with the disease may be possible, since scientist now can separate genes from a developing organism to have the perfect organism. I have read a research where a person with sickle-cell disease been cured with stem cell transplant that was obtain from a suitable donor.Continue reading “Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Q&A.”
Full Name: FATIMA HASSAN SANI KONTAGORA.
Educational Qualification: degree (Studying English and Drama)
Marital Status: If single, would you take into consideration the genotype of your partner before marriage? Why?
SingleContinue reading “Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Q&A.”
One of the most common test physicians ask patients to go for is blood test. Also, one of the most common phobias people have is needle phobia, it is said that one out of ten people are afraid of needles or have needle phobia. There is no shame in been a needle phobic, there is nothing appealing in watching a needle penetrating the skin of a person. But today we’re talking about blood test and why it is beneficial to go for it every now and then.Continue reading “Blood Test: why is it beneficial? – A short story.”
Everyone have something that keeps them motivated and alert of their goals or objectives. Having something to motivate or keeps us in check about our objective either in life or just for the day is a good thing. And having something to look forward to after achieving a certain goal can be seen as a motivator. Today, I’ll talk about what keeps me motivated and on my toes every day.Continue reading “Motivation and why it’s important? – A short story.”
Sickle cell crises is the most terrifying, stressful and painful period of individuals with the disease. During this period, person is unable to think, act and observe any situation properly, only few people try their best not to break into tears during this period, even adults. Today we’re looking at the benefits of focusing and observing the situation (pain) at the time of crises.Continue reading “Observing through the pain – A Short Story”
The topic many sickle-cell sufferers don’t want to talk about especially not with a loved one. Today, let’s ‘‘take the cat out of the bag’’ and look at things from professional as well as personal perspectives. Most people don’t know what priapism is, and some that knows it don’t have any idea how to handle it, when the situation arises.Continue reading “PRIAPISM| WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY!”