In recent decades, the whole world has set itself many goals in order to achieve an ideal of life. These contained in a universal plan called the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) should allow by the year 2030 all people, regardless of their position on the planet to live in perfect health and in communion with nature.
In its axis (3) entitled good health and well-being, the SDGs aim in particular to empower individuals to live a healthy life without sickle cell disease and to promote well-being at all ages.
Based on this vision of objective 3, it has become fundamental improve reproductive, maternal health and infantile. This requires in particular the reduction of environmental, mental, communicable and non-communicable diseases. One of these diseases that has been gaining everyone’s attention for several years is sickle cell anemia.
Discovering sickle cell anemia
According to the assistance-public hospital in Paris, sickle cell anemia, also known as sickle cell anemia, is a frequent and serious genetic disease which mainly affects populations of immigrant origin from Africa, sub-Saharan and West Indies. To go further, sickle cell anemia is a disease affecting the hemoglobin of red blood cells.
Characterized by the presence of sickle-shaped red blood cells, this disease manifests with severe anemia, painful attacks and an increased risk of infection. If these symptoms are apparent in sick carriers (form SS), they may remain hidden in others, called healthy carriers (AS). From its different forms of manifestation is the importance of early detection.
How important is early detection of sickle cell disease?
In view of the devastation caused by this disease in the African population, in particular, the international community to dedicate the day of June 19 to reflect and look into the means of fighting this disease.
To this end, Benin like the other countries of the sub-region has sacrificed to custom. The theme chosen this year is “sickle cell disease and nutrition”. From this theme emerge several strategic plans to reduce the impact of this disease in society. First of all, early detection of the disease. The imminence of an action and awareness plan follows and finally the day before a healthy diet of infected people.
Early detection of the disease:
An essential point in the fight against sickle cell disease, it is for all partners who want to live as a couple to know their electrophoretic profile before getting together. This will prevent the appearance of serious form in the offspring.
In the same vein, it would allow a reduction in the death rate linked to this disease in the world population. It is therefore a living appeal that is made to the young generation to limit the impact of this sickle cell anemia for years to come.
The imminence of an action and awareness plan
Prevention is better than cure, it is often said. Faced with sickle cell disease, it is imminent for those in power and the authorities intervening at various levels to provide an awareness and action plan to bring the population out of ignorance.
Indeed, since servitude is the daughter of ignorance, carrying out preventive actions in particular through prevention would prevent the taxpayer’s poor resources from being devoted to the treatment of a disease which will ultimately get the better of his patient.
It would also be an opportunity to provide mental and psychological well-being, because it should be remembered that this disease is a real source of psychosis in society.
The day before a healthy diet of infected people
Through this theme, food is of great importance in the well-being of people suffering from sickle cell disease. Indeed, nutrition is a great force in reducing somewhat the frequency of seizures appearing in people living with this disease.
It remains a real alternative to relieve the pain of these people, because it provides them with mineral elements whose repetitive deficiency is the cause of crises.