Consumer Health Librarian
Who is at risk for sickle cell disease (SCD)? In the United States, most of the people with SCD are Black.
SCD also affects some people who come from Hispanic, southern European, Middle Eastern or Asian Indian backgrounds.
People with sickle cell disease should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day and eat healthy food. Try not to get too hot, too cold or too tired.
Children can, and should, participate in physical activity to help stay healthy. However, it's important that they don't overdo it, rest when tired, and drink plenty of water.
Also, check out the Library for Health Information's downloadable PDF handout at the bottom of this page for common sickle cell disease questions and answers.
If you would like more information about sickle cell disease, the Library for Health Information (LHI) can help you find trustworthy and reliable resources. Please contact the LHI librarian with your questions.
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