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Living With Sickle Cell Disease: SCD and Nutrition

It’s such an important topic and so little attention is given to it! Besides being weighted every time I go to hospital (appointments, examinations, admission), neither doctors or healthcare personnel ever mention any nutrition guidelines specific to SCD. Only that good hydration and a balanced diet are very important.

I have gathered some information available on the Web but what is your experience? What is beneficial and what should you avoid to stay clear from a crisis?

Foods. Good nutrition, while essential for anyone, is critical for patients with sickle cell disease. Some dietary recommendations are included here.