Share this post
What is Sickle Cell Anemia and How Does It Affect You?
The Mayo Clinic describes sickle cell anemia as a “inherited red blood cell disease” in which an oxygen deficit results from a shortage of red blood cells. Due to their round shape and pliability, red blood cells are able to move easily through the arterial system.
However, in a patient with sickle cell anemia, these cells are shaped like crescent moons and are unable to freely transit through the blood vessels, resulting in an obstruction of blood flow or a shortage of oxygen distribution to the body. There is currently no treatment or cure for the condition, although medical marijuana has helped a lot of people manage their symptoms.
Sickle cell anemia is recognized as a qualifying illness for medicinal marijuana use in the state of Mississippi. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, don’t wait to get in touch with a qualified Mississippi medical marijuana physician.