Sickle Cell Trait and Sudden Death

Sickle cell trait occurs in 6% to 8% of the African American population (Kerle and Nishimura, 1996). Among black military recruits, the likelihood of sudden death is 28-fold higher in individuals with sickle cell trait than in those without (Kark et al., 1987). Most of these deaths are associated with exertional rhabdomyolysis. This typically occurs when the athlete is poorly hydrated, exercising in hot conditions, at altitude, or unconditioned. Athletes with sickle cell trait are generally not restricted from competition; however, consideration should be given to screening high-risk populations, with special precautions taken to ameliorate risk.

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Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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