Heredity: Blue or brown eyes?

If only one parent is a carrier of sickle cell (and the other parent is not a carrier of another form of hereditary anemia), you cannot have a child with sickle cell disease. However, there is a 50% chance (1 in 2) that your child just like you or your partner is also a carrier of sickle cell and the gene can pass to his / her children.

If you are a carrier of sickle cell and your partner is a carrier of another form of hereditary anemia (eg beta-Thales semi), you can have a child with sickle cell disease. The chance of this is therefore 25% (1 in 4) with each pregnancy.

What can you do if you and / or your partner are carrier of sickle cell disease?
If there is a chance that you and / or your partner are carriers of the defective gene, then you can get tested through a blood test. Before pregnancy The risk increases when one or both persons or from a (sub) tropical areas where many carriers of sickle cell disease. Coming Show that you are indeed carrier, with a doctor who specializes in genetic diseases discussed the likelihood is that you get a child with sickle cell disease.

Some Other health Issues by John Barban the author of Venus Factor Review

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