Big Brother Naija housemate, Laycon, has revealed to the other housemates that he has Sickle Cell Anaemia. This has left the housemates worried about his health.
As every housemate disclosed what their blood group was, Laycon said he does not like to reveal his genotype because when he does, people think he is sick.
He went on to disclose to Dorathy and Vee in a conversation that he is sickle cell anemic. He had been in a cheerful mood throughout the show and his energy level didn’t even make people have any hint of his anaemic status.
Dorathy quickly asked if that is the reason he was skinny and wasn’t putting on weight.
“So that is why you are thin?”
The Sickle Cell SC genotype is seen in persons who have inherited the gene for hemoglobin S from one parent and the gene for hemoglobin C from the other parent.
Hemoglobin SC disease, is a type of sickle cell disease and the second most common after SS, which means it affects the shape of the red blood cells. Red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying blood throughout the body.