Sickle Cell Disease
If you struggle with symptoms of sickle cell disease, you know how sudden and severe the pain can be. Attacks can happen without warning, producing a variety of symptoms including:
- Coldness and swelling in the hands and feet
- Shortness of breath
- Paleness of the skin
Acute pain from sickle cell disease can strike anywhere in the body, often occurring in the lower back, legs, arms, abdomen and chest. Adults and adolescents with the disease may also experience chronic pain, mild to moderate anemia, frequent infections, and other painful conditions.
It’s important to discuss with your doctor when you’re experiencing pain or other uncomfortable symptoms.