Martin H. Steinberg MD


Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy

Home treatment for sickle cell disease includes steps you can take not only to control pain symptoms but also to prevent some of the complications caused by the disease. These complications include painful sickle cell crises . Have a pain management plan If you and your doctor have developed a pain management plan for…

Sickle Cell Disease

Normal red blood cells move easily through blood vessels, taking oxygen to every part of your body. People who have sickle cell disease have mostly sickled red blood cells. These cells can get stuck and block blood flow through a blood vessel. That means red blood cells and oxygen can’t flow to some parts of the body.

Sickle Cell Test

A sickle cell test is a blood test done to check for sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disease that causes red blood cells to be deformed ( sickle-shaped ). The red blood cells deform because they contain an abnormal type of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S, instead of…

Sickled red blood cells

People with sickle cell disease, an inherited condition, have red blood cells that can change form. The red blood cells can change from round into a “sickle” or crescent shape.

Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy

Home treatment for sickle cell disease includes steps you can take not only to control pain symptoms but also to prevent some of the complications caused by the disease. These complications include painful sickle cell crises . Have a pain management plan If you and your doctor have developed a pain management plan for…