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A 37-year-old member asked:

what do i do if my daughter have anemia and a bad diet? please, need some answers?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Anemia: First find out why anemic. If she doesnt have enough iron in her diet and that is the cause, she can take a supplemental iron pill as prescribed by her doctor. But first and foremost, find out WHY she is anemic. It might involve a good history of her diet and what she is eating or there may be another cause. Have her doctor investigate this.

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No: No. There are many myths surrounding allergies, but many studies have looked at this issue and show quite conclusively that mom's diet doesn't affect junior's chance of getting allergies. Enjoy whatever foods you'd like.
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What impact will my anemia have on my baby?

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Usually none : Anemia is common in pregnancy. Most commonly it is caused by iron deficiency and treated with an iron supplement. In most cases it will not be severe enough to affect the baby but can cause risks to the mother. In very severe cases it can lead to poor fetal growth and poor birth outcomes. For more information on iron deficiency anemia click here. http://macobgyn.com/drpl/node/69.
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Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

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The two are linked: This finding goes back to 1964, believe it or not: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1552204/?Page=1 there are autoimmune antibodies in both conditions, so while one might not cause the other, the two are related.
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What must my pregnant daughter eat if she becomes vegetarian?

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Protein: Being a vegetarian is not a problem in pregnancy as long as they are not carboterians. Good vegetarians should have good proteins from legumes, lentils, beans, nuts/seeds, avocados, tofu/tempeh, setan multiple times per day, 7-9 servings of fruits/veggies and whole grains. You only need to eat an additionally 250-300cal/day in pregnancy for the baby to grow!
Dr. Robert Stewart
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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones.

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