Low Levels of Oxgen, Nitric Oxide Worsen Sickle Cell Disease

Posted: April 27, 2014 by sicklecellunite in Sickle Cell
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Low Levels of Oxgen, Nitric Oxide Worsen Sickle Cell Disease

Low levels of both oxygen and the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide appear to have an unfortunate synergy for patients with sickle cell disease, researchers report. Their studies indicate that the two conditions common in sickle cell disease, dramatically increase red blood cells’ adhesion to the lining of blood vessels walls and the debilitating pain crises that can result.

 

 

Source:http://fscdr.org

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