Sickle Cell Anemia is still one of the most poorly treated illnesses. With all the research that has been done over the years their solutions to help baffles me.
Starting with prescribing patients narcotics for pain that will ultimately do more damage to their liver and gallbladder.
My Mother was in her early 20s when she had to have her gallbladder removed due to so much damage done to her body from the pain medications and blood transfusions she was given.
By the time of her death he left body was in complete Iron Overload where her organs were shutting down due to the storage of iron over so many years of blood transfusions and high dosages of medication.
You really don’t know what it’s like to witness your Mother in a constant state of pain and it’s absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Except learn about the disease that was ruling your Mamas life.
We as healthy black folks should do more about demanding research and funding be allocated to The Sickle Cell Foundation.
I have it set from my paycheck to donate but I want to do more.
Nutrition is one way to help mitigate crisis. Eating foods that are naturally high in iron and in taking herbs that help with circulation, blood flow, and support your liver and gallbladder is ideal.
I can honestly say that Dr. Woods at Children’s Mercy is ADAMANT on making sure that kids who suffer from Sickle Cell understand their own disease and that they put nutrition first above all other regiments when it comes to their health.
Once these kids leave Children’s Mercy while suffering this disease they are really at a constant state of battle against these hospitals that have it in their mind that they are junkies even though they treat them to be this way.
I was 15 arguing with nurses at Research about the lack of care they gave. Arguing with ER desk attendants taking their time to get my Mother admitted into hospitals while she’s withering in pain in an uncomfortable hospital waiting room seat.
Sickle Cell Patients need our love and our support more than they care to ask for or admit.