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Please suggest what foods should an anemic person not eat?

Please suggest what foods should an anemic person not eat?

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

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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Best food to eat who have anemia.

Best food to eat who have anemia.

Anemia: Depends on type of anemia. If it is iron deficient anemia then best foods are the heme containing foods e.g. Red meat, chicken, fish, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables, mollasses, dried fruits. Supplements of iron with vitamin c also are helpful. ...Read more

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What food should I eat for anemia?

What food should I eat for anemia?

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

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Which foods should I eat to help with my anemia problem?

Which foods should I eat to help with my anemia problem?

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

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Please answer! what kinds of (healthy) foods should someone who is anemic and works out eat?

Please answer! what kinds of (healthy) foods should someone who is anemic and works out eat?

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

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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.?

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 more

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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

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What are the best foods to eat for a high fiber diet & anemia?

What are the best foods to eat for a high fiber diet & anemia?

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

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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

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 more

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I fi eat lots of iron rich foods. Should I still take a 65mg ferrous sulfate pill for anemia?

I fi eat lots of iron rich foods. Should I still take a 65mg ferrous sulfate pill for anemia?

Only if still needed: If your blood iron level and blood count are in the normal range, you could assume you are getting enough iron in your diet and don't need to take an extra supplement. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: B12 deficiency has specific causes. Two of them are GI tract disease related. You likely dont have these problems. Ask what the specific cause of your mother's B12 deficiency is known to be. ...Read more

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What foods are anti anemic?

What foods are anti anemic?

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

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Which foods are the best for people who are anemic?

Which foods are the best for people who are anemic?

Depends on cause...: The most common dietary cause of anemia is not taking in enough iron. Eating iron rich foods (green leafy vegetables like spinach or kale, lentils, red meat, liver, etc.) can help. ...Read more

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Why if you're anemic can you not eat for an hour after taking my pill?

Why if you're anemic can you not eat for an hour after taking my pill?

What pill?: Iron, b12, folate, (folic acid) something else? If you take iron pills on an empty stomach the iron is absorbed better, but many people have gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort. If iron is taken with food there are less GI side effects, but the absorption is not as good. ...Read more

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What foods are good for anemia?

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 more

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Foods that battle anemia?

Foods that battle anemia?

Find cause first: It is important to find the cause of anemia first. It may be due to deficiency of iron, folic acid, b12, blood loss, hemolysis, bone marrow failure etc and each of these has a different treatment. ...Read more

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What foods should I add to my diet to help cope with anemia?

What foods should I add to my diet to help cope with anemia?

Vit C: Vitamin c helps the body absorb non heme iron, which is the iron in plants. Eating organic green leafy vegetables, and vegetables such as red cabbage, should help. ...Read more

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What food should anemic people take to increase their hemoglobin?

What food should anemic people take to increase their hemoglobin?

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