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Steps to Better Lung Health for People With Sickle Cell Disease

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source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

year: 2021


People with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at greater risk than the general population for lung problems. Lung problems can cause breathing-related difficulties and disorders and sleep-related disorders. Share your medical history with your healthcare team so it can properly identify and treat any complications of SCD you have or may develop. Your healthcare team may include your primary care provider, SCD provider, and any other healthcare specialists. Below is one step you can take towards better lung health.


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