Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Sickle Cell Disease
There are several therapeutic approaches that can help to ease the symptoms of sickle cell disease and improve patients’ quality of life. A variety of experimental treatments are also currently in clinical trials that could prove beneficial for sickle cell disease patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.
Sickle cell disease may be cured in some individuals by stem cell transplants, and there also are several approved therapies to help manage the condition and its related symptoms and complications.
Research is ongoing to identify more effective ways of treating sickle cell disease as well as a more robust potential cure. A number of new therapies are in clinical trials to evaluate their safety and effectiveness in sickle cell disease patients.
Stem cell transplants can potentially cure sickle cell disease, but they are not a viable option for all patients. Other therapies such as blood transfusions and oxygen therapy may help ease symptoms and improve quality of life.