NCDS 365 DAY 259- 264 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF SICKLE CELL

Day 259 of 365 How to support care givers Being a family caregiver is a challenging role and likely one that no one has training for. Many family members never anticipated for it hence the need to receive the right support and help in the journey including; 1. Adequate education and training – access to…

NCDS 365 DAY 252-DAY 258 UNDERSTANDING SICKLE CELL

Day 252 of 365 Sickle Cell myths and Facts Myth: People with the Sickle Cell Disease are immune to malaria.While scientists believe that Sickle Cell Disease is an evolutionary response to malaria, people with Sickle Cell Disease do not have the benefit of this evolutionary mutation. Many doctors have been known to tell patients with…

NCDS 365 DAY 245 – DAY 251 INTRODUCTION TO SICKLE CELL

Day 245 of 365: What is Sickle Cell Disease? A genetically inherited condition that causes the change in shape of the red blood cells to sickle shape which therefore leads to diseases such as sickle cell anaemia. Under Normal circumstances the red blood cell is biconcave in structure which gives it a large surface area…

NCDS 365 DAY 242- DAY 244 SUMARY OF JULY

Day 242 of 365: Chronic kidney disease summary Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD. High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney failure. The two main…