Sickle Cell Disease
LEUKOCYTES IN SICKLY CHILDREN
Respiratory diseases are common among children, and insufficient effectiveness of traditional treatment schemes make it actual to study effectiveness of non traditional therapeutic methods and their action on the immune system. There have been reports of favorable influence of acupuncture on a number of immunological indices. The sickly children (SC) who fall ill frequently with bronchopulmonary diseases determine the clinical – immunological effectiveness of using acupuncture Onnuri Medicine. Children who were frequently suffering from bronchopulmonary diseases (SC-BP) with frequent recurrence of acute bronchitis or acute bronchopneumonia got benefited with the acupuncture concept.
Application of Onnuri Medicine acupuncture in treatment of SC has an exceptionally positive effect, which correlates with data about the effectiveness of this method indicated by a shorter duration of the basic clinical manifestations during the acute period of recurrent disease and by the decreased number of episodes during further observation. Influenced by the concept Acupuncture, there occur changes in the production of lymphoquins that contribute to the smoothing of the ‘mobile’ of the immune system, striving to balance.
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin S. Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle-shaped (crescent shaped) and have difficulty passing through small blood vessels. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and they move through small blood tubes in the body to deliver oxygen. Blood cell Sickle-shaped-become hard, sticky and shaped like sickles used to cut wheat. When these hard and pointed red cells go through the small blood tube, they clog the flow and break apart. This can cause pain, damage and a low blood count, or anemia. When sickle-shaped cells block small blood vessels, less blood can reach that part of the body. Tissue that does not receive a normal blood flow eventually becomes damaged. This is what causes the complications of sickle cell disease. There is a substance in the red cell called hemoglobin that carries oxygen inside the cell. One little change in this substance causes the hemoglobin to form long rods in the red cell when it gives away oxygen. These rigid rods change the red cell into a sickle shape instead of the round shape the sickling process begins.
Hemoglobin, main substance of the red blood cell, it helps to carry oxygen from the air into lungs to all parts of the body. Normal red blood cells contain hemoglobin A. Hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C is abnormal type of hemoglobin. Normal red blood cells are soft and round and can squeeze through tiny blood tubes, vessels. Normally, RBC lives for about 120 days before new ones replace them. People with sickle cell conditions make a different form of hemoglobin a called hemoglobin S (S stands for sickle). Red blood cells containing mostly hemoglobin S do not live as long as normal red blood cells (normally about 16 days). They also become stiff, distorted in shape and have difficulty passing through the body’s small blood vessels. When sickle-shaped cells block small blood vessels, less blood can reach that part of the body. Tissue that does not receive a normal blood flow eventually becomes damaged. This is what causes the complications of sickle cell disease.
Sickle Cell Disease is: Sickle Cell Anemia (SS), Sickle-Hemoglobin C Disease (SC), Sickle Beta-Plus Thalassemia and Sickle Beta-Zero Thalassemia. Sickle Cell trait (AS) is an inherited condition in which both hemoglobin A and S are produced in the red blood cells, always more A than S. Sickle cell conditions are inherited from parents in much the same way as blood type, hair color and texture, eye color and other physical traits. The types of hemoglobin a person makes in the red blood cells depend upon what hemoglobin genes the person inherits from his or her parents. Like most genes, hemoglobin genes are inherited in two sets – one from each parent. If one parent has Sickle Cell Anemia and the other is Normal, all of the children will have sickle cell trait. Sickle cells are destroyed rapidly in the body of people with the disease causing anemia, jaundice and the formation of gallstones. It also blocks the flow of blood through vessels resulting in lung tissue damage (acute chest syndrome), pain (arms, legs, chest and abdomen), stroke and priapism (painful prolonged erection). It also causes damage to most organs including spleen, kidneys and liver. Damage to the spleen makes sickle cell disease patients, especially young children, easily overwhelmed by certain bacterial infections.
Complications from the sickle cells blocking blood flow and early breaking apart includes: pain episodes strokes increased infections leg ulcers bone damage yellow eyes or jaundice early gallstones lung blockage kidney damage and loss of body water in urine painful erections in men blood blockage in spleen or liver eye damage low red blood cell counts (anemia) delayed growth All of the childhood immunizations should be given. Because of low immunity there is need for a checkup for fever and serious infection.
The following guidelines help to keep the sickle cell patient healthy;
•Taking the vitamin folic acid (folate) helps to make new red cells. Good sources of folic acid (folate) are: Leafy green vegetables, like spinach, broccoli, and lettuce Beans, peas, and lentils. Fruits like lemons, bananas, and melons. Fortified and enriched products, like some breads, juices, and cereals. Folic acid is best absorbed if you’re also getting sufficient amounts of vitamin C and other B vitamins.
•All vaccination till age six to prevent serious infection
•Drinking plenty of water daily (10-13 glasses for adults)
•Avoid too hot or too cold temperatures
•Avoid over exertion and stress
•Getting plenty of rest
•Getting regular check-ups from knowledgeable health care providers
Patients and families should watch for the following conditions that need an urgent medical evaluation; Fever, Chest pain, Shortness of Breath, Increasing tiredness, Abdominal swelling, Unusual headache, Any sudden weakness or loss of feeling, Painful erection that will not go down), Sudden vision change, Oxygen tension.
Through, acupuncture SuJok, Onnuri Medicine that itself is a powerful tool, and aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives. It has also helped many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine. Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including Sickle Cell Disease.
Acupuncture is a traditionally accomplished through insertion of very fine needles at the certain energy meridians, energy gates, joints of affected organs, or energy flow therapy of Acupuncture located in miniature form of hands and feet’s. The remission of the disease can be achieved and medicaments’ therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The course of treatment is definitely benefited to such patients, it is quite possible to increase the Immunity, Hemoglobin level, and Blood Cells count. No medication is to be stopped immediately until there is a pathological positive report. One must opt Acupuncture Onnuri Medicine, SuJok to enhance the Immunity to prevail such problems.
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