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Can Smoking And Drinking Cause Anemia
Absolutely, multiple: ways. Common sequence: alcohol (+/- chronic viral hepatitis) drives fatty liver (steatosis) & liver scarring (cirrhosis) blocking blood return (portal vein) from intestines & high vein pressure (portal hypertension) enlarges stomach (gastric) & swallowing tube (esophagus) veins plus distal colon & peri-rectal (hemorrhoidal) veins & all leak blood into GI tract faster than bone marrow can replace. ...Read more
Yes, it can Kiki7.: Milk contains less iron than solid foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans, tofu, spinach, kale, etc. Vitamin c- containing foods: oranges, tomatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe etc. Enhance iron absorption. Cow's milk has large proteins, causing microscopic bleeding in the gut, i.e. Iron loss. It is allergenic. Animals drink milk only when babies. Why should human adults drink milk? ...Read more
My anemia-iron often causes me to faint. My cardiologist is having me drink a min of 5-6 l of liquid a day. This is working but causing bloating. Fix?
Could be significant: Drinking alcohol in large amounts can depress the ability of the bone marrow to make blood cells. Alcohol can also deplete the body of vitamins essential to making blood cells (like b12). So, coupling alcohol consumption with anemia may compound the problem. Most importantly, talk to your doctor about your risk. ...Read more
Recently I didiscovered reas.for my thierdness. I Have anemia.I've been drink. thothema for a week since then,what else can I do to improve situation?
Need iron or b-12: There are a few different reasons for anemia. Most women who are anemic have low iron due to heavy menstrual losses, trouble absorbing iron from their diets, or not enough iron in the diet. Once in awhile, anemia can be from a low vitamin B-12 level, or due to chronic diseases such as liver and kidney disease. Assuming you have low iron, eat more meat, spinach, kale, lentils, beans, raisins, tofu. ...Read more
Provided you are ...: Pursuing diagnosis and corrective measures for your anemia, alcohol consumption in moderation is unlikely to be a concern. Those who imbibe in excess, however, often have poor nutrition that can influence rbc production. The occasional adult beverage is likely to be just fine, but you should confirm this advice with your physician, who should be knowledgable about the cause and rx of your anemia. ...Read more