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The keys to optimal SCD management are health maintenance and the prevention of complications.
While there is not yet a viable cure, there are ways to help prevent and treat symptoms.
Hemoglobin electrophoresis is the most commonly performed test to determine a person's hemoglobin type.
Symptoms and/or complications of SCD usually begin by early childhood.
Because sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder, it is not preventable.
Sickle cell disease can cause acute pain, severe anemia, infections, and vascular blockages.