Sickle Cell Anemia News has recently released an article which reviewed the results of Obesity Surgery’s study, “Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Outcomes of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2004-2014.”
Although not seen as a definitive cure for the disease there were significant reductions in the rates of vaso-occlusive crises. These are more commonly known to those with the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) disease as VOCs and are a painful reality of its effects.
The red blood cells of those with the SCD are shaped irregularly which causes the blood to be more receptive to blood clots and circulation problems. However with modern medicine and treatment those with SCD disease are shown to find success recovering and thriving after weight loss surgery.
Patients with SCD who underwent weight loss surgery did not have a higher risk of severe health complications and were less likely to experience VOCs afterwards!
Even with SCD the incredible human body and modern medicine are capable of great benefits to the quality of living! If you or someone you care about is personally affected with SCD and obesity we suggest reading the article below from Sickle Cell Anemia News: