Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 3-4 million Americans and approximately 300 million people globally. It also affects people from Africa, South & North America, Caucasians, Greece, Italy, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Panama, and many other places in the world. In sickle cell trait, it means that a person carries or has inherited a single copy of the gene that causes sickle cell disease. We have been deceived well over 100 years regarding the truth about sickle cell trait. Nevertheless, under unusual circumstances serious mortality can result from complications related to hemoglobin "S".
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Other complications and health issues with Sickle Cell Trait includes:
Increased urinary tract infection in women
Hematuria (blood in the urine)
Complications of hyphema (this is the collection of blood inside the anterior chamber of the eye) The blood may cover most of the pupil, blocking vision partially or completely. This can cause permanent vision problems.
Splenic infarction (a condition in which oxygen supply to the spleen is interrupted, leading to - partial or complete infarction (death of tissue due to oxygen shortage) in the organ.
Congestion heart failure
Life threatening complications of exercise, exertional heat illness
Renal Medullary Carcinoma
Complications during child birth