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Foods To Eat When You Are Anemic
It depends on the...: Nature/cause of the anemia, but generally there are few dietary restrictions for acquired anemias. Exceptions include cows milk in kids, which can impair fe absorption, cause occult intestinal bleeding and decrease appetite for fe containing foods. Antacids can also interfere with fe uptake. Yet, some constitutional anemias actually increase fe absorption as a compensatory effort. Cause matters. ...Read more
Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more
Iron-rich foods, but: It can be hard to improve anemia with diet alone. You may consider getting an iron-containing supplement from your physician. Otherwise, iron-rich foods can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/prevention/con-20019327 ...Read more
Hard to say...: It's impossible to say before knowing exactly what type of anemia and what causes it. For example, if it's iron deficiency anemia, foods with increased iron content would be good, but if it's vitamin b-12 deficiency, then foods with increased content of vitamin b-12 would be good, and so on. Adequate diagnosis by a qualified physician is necessary before any treatment. ...Read more
How do I get my daugther to eat normal food. She only wants candy and everytji.G the has sugar. She is also anemic constanly.?
Balanced diet.: With picky eaters, it's important to ensure a balanced diet. First, go thru fridge and cabinets & get rid of all junk food. If all that's given to her is healthy, she'll eventually eat some. Your child may need to try one particular food 18 times on 18 different days before accepting it, so don't give up! sometimes, giving the food in different forms, or mixed with other foods, helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had one bout of diarrhea, pretty sure it was food I ate. Back to normal now. Can that one episode cause anemia? I didnt eat much after
My 24 month daughter recently she was dignosed with anemia and doesn't want to eat solid foods. How can I make her eat and lose the bottle?
Pick your battle: Many infants develop a bottle dependency as a comfort object. Excessive milk intake cuts desire for other foods & can result in anemia. I try to split the bottle issue into 2 components.By only putting water in the bottle, they can have it, but they must go to a cup for the "tasty stuff", limiting total milk intake to 24oz/d. They eventually get bored with the bottle & toss it. ...Read more
Normal diet.: Fiber is not needed to prevent anemia. Most anemias are caused by iron deficiency, especially in young women. Iron rich foods are red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, raisins and liver. The other nturients needed are B12 (mainly animal products) and Folic Acid (vegetables, fruits, nuts, fortified cereals and grains). ...Read more
Does sickle cell nemia has treatment? If so what are the medications? What are the foods that achild with sickle cell anemia eat? Is it tur that when some body reaches the age eighteen the disease disapears
Many questions: Sickle cell anemia is genetic and never disappears without bone marrow transplantation. Sickle cell anemia has medications that improve outcomes. Penicillin prophylaxis, empiric treatment of fever with antibiotics, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) / Pneumovax immunizations decrease risk of dying from infection. Hydroxyurea can decrease the frequency of painful crises and may minimize / delay sickle cell damage to body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has anemia. We eat the exact same food and I don't take vitamin supplements. So could I have B12 deficiency as well?
Symptoms of dizziness, nauseous with vomiting, frequent headaches, and my body aches. Could i be anemic? 18. Not sexually active. Sometimes i don't eat enough food in a day. I may eat once or twice and i don't drink water. Lately I have been dizzy, nauseo
Many: Many foods help anemia--depends on the cause of anemia. Most commonly iron deficiency--especially in ladies who are menstruating. Other forms are B12 and folic acid. A well-rounded diet of protein source, grains, iron-fortified breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables are important. See your md. ...Read more
Some: Make sure you have a firm diagnosis of the cause of the anemia. It could be blood loss, which needs to be traced. If it is dietary lack, find out what is missing. If you are iron deficient, and that is why you are anemic, eat red meats, poultry, and also molasses. But usually you need to take a supplement. If your anemia is caused by something else, you can't fix it easily by diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: First step is to determine the cause and treat the cause. If you are deficient in iron, a common cause of anemia, spinach, crude sugar, and red meats will provide iron. In general a balaced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and limted amount of meat will provide the ingredients needed for normal hb. ...Read more
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