Thesis: After examining my disease of Sickle Cell Anemia I have found out new information about the disease.
I. What is Sickle Cell?.
A. A blood disorder that affects hemoglobin.
B. What is hemoglobin.
II. Signs and Symptoms.
A. What causes Sickle Cell?.
B. What comes from Sickle Cell?.
C. How can you tell if you have Sickle Cell.
III. Sickle Cell in newborns.
A. A test for newborns.
B. The traits.
IV. Sickle Cell being passes down.
A. The mother or father passes it on.
B. Sickle Cell and genes.
V. Can it be controlled.
A. Ways to stay healthy.
B. Staying healthy with Sickle Cell.
VI. What to watch for.
A. What can signal a flare up.
B. What may come from Sickle Cell.
Sickle Cell Anemia.
Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease found commonly in African-Americans. Sickle Cell is a form of hemolytic anemia which is an anemia that breaks down the red blood cells. It causes the blood cells to sickle into the small vessels called capillaries which can cause blood to clot, and make it more difficult to get blood to other parts of the body, like arms, legs, feet, hands, etc that can cause pain to those areas and even some severe damage because oxygen is so important in the use of our body. Hemoglobin is a chemical that gives red blood cells and blood the reddish color that it has. Hemoglobin is iron based and is rich in oxygen, like blood and red blood cells are. (http://www.wooster.k12.oh.us/highschool/sciencedept/reports10/sickle_cell_anemia) .
Some Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anemia in teens would include teens developing a condition known as jaundice, a condition resulting from the high rate of breakdown of red blood cells, and also causes the white in teen's eyes to gain a yellowish tint to them. Another symptom of Sickle Cell Anemia in teens would include burst of pain called crises throughout the teen's body, such as in the chest, stomach, arms, legs, or bones caused by the blockage of blood flow through out the blood vessels and body from Sickle Cell.