Diet and exercise are key to promoting healthy living—especially if you are one of the many African Americans who are afflicted with sickle cell disease (SCD).
Sickle cell disease is a group of red blood cell disorders which affect hemoglobin, a protein molecule in your red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. Shortness of breath, fatigue, anemia and chronic pain are some of the symptoms of this condition. That’s why a balanced diet and customized exercise regimen are key to combatting these challenges, and living well with sickle cell.
Focus On a Balanced Diet
Pay attention to the nutritional content of the foods you eat to ensure you are giving your body the proper amount of fiber, vitamins, minerals and energy that it needs to function at its best.