Sickle Cell Anemia: Understanding its Genetic Basis and Treatment Options

Sickle Cell Anemia: Understanding its Genetic Basis and Treatment Options
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Mohamad Husni Jrikh and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
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Could you explain if sickle cell anemia is a genetic condition and elaborate on available treatment options for managing it effectively

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Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Sickle cell anemia is indeed a genetic disorder caused by mutations in the gene responsible for producing hemoglobin. While it's not curable in the traditional sense, as the genetic mutation cannot be reversed, it can be managed and its symptoms controlled. Medications and regular blood transfusions are among the treatments used to alleviate symptoms and complications associated with sickle cell anemia.


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