Sickle Cell Trait

Leslie Is Diagnosed with Hypertension

Leslie was diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) in April 2009. Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure […]

Little Leslie Was Terrorized All Night During His Primary School Years!

On several occasions during my primary education years, I would awaken during the night with a deep sense of concern for my little brother’s wellbeing. On several occasions I would venture into his room to check to see if he was ok, only to find him in serious […]

Leslie Is Diagnosed With Sickle Cell Trait Which He Inherited From His Father

Sickle cell trait describes a condition in which a person has one abnormal allele of the hemoglobin beta gene (is heterozygous), but does not display the severe symptoms of sickle cell disease that occur in a person who has two copies of that allele (is homozygous) […]