Sentence Examples

  • Since the red blood cells do not have a normal shape, their circulation in the small blood vessels is impaired as well as the function of the abnormal hemoglobin (HbS) which can no longer carry oxygen with maximum efficiency.
  • Diagnosing thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, both of which involve disorders of hemoglobin, will require measuring the different types of hemoglobin through a laboratory testing method called hemoglobin electrophoresis.
  • There are two forms of iron for the body: "heme" and "non-heme." The former is derived from the hemoglobin of animal-based foods, while the latter refers to iron from grains, vegetables, and legumes.
  • It has been observed that some children with sickle cell anemia continue to produce large amounts of fetal hemoglobin after birth, and studies have shown that these children have less severe cases of the disease.
  • People with gastrointestinal disorders should also be mindful of their iron intake, as their condition may cause iron to be absorbed into the small intestine, thus taking away the amount available for hemoglobin.