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Fruits Rich In Iron
Fruits will not help: Iron can only help if there is iron deficiency on account of blood loss. Thalassemia has a genetic problem in making adequate amounts of blood....So we have a problem in not being able to fix the genetic abnormality ...So the solution for this disease is complex...Only an expert hematologist can help you manage this life long problem. ...Read more
Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child?Which are low iron fruits?Pls advice..
Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon,leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more
What type of foods and fruits are helpful for reducing iron overload.My baby needs transfusion and her age 6 months. Pls advice?
Treating physician i: The doctor treating the baby(?Pediatrician) is your best guide to address questions. No foods will help you to reduce iron overload. But there are good medicines called iron chelators, which are commonly used and are fairly effective in controlling this problem. But an experienced blood specialist should be managing this problem. ...Read more
What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?
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
Didn't start my 6mo on cereal --veggies and fruits. Still taking 24-30 oz of formula. Do I need to give her cereal for iron? Rice caused diaper rash.
Yes: i would try to add other types of cereals such as oatmeal, barley, or high protein. now that your baby is 6 mos you can slowly start pureed tables foods as well. spinach, broccoli, and beans can also provide some iron the cereals are an important source of additional protein ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As iron is harmful for thalassemia patient so which fruits have iron or which is safe for my 6 months baby?Is orange juice juice harmful ? Pls advic
WHAT KIND THALASEMIA: You did not say what kind of thalasemia your baby has.You have beta thalasemia.Most likely the baby has beta thalassemia trait, if so you do not have to worry about iron in babys diet.You can give baby fruits.Orange juice can be given in small quantity not more than 4oz occasionally but not all the time as it is loaded with sugar.Water can be given at 6 months discuss with pediatrician about diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have the coil so i don't get periods eat healthy diet of fish fruit and meats but my iron levels are still really low, why?
I'm muslim, so I'm fasting this month.i got constant pain in my legs n feet.I'm also doing a course of iron & folic acid.i drink milk n do take fruits?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. Regarding your fasting, you may choose to wait until after the month to see if the pain persists. ...Read more
Meat: First and foremost. So is liver. "politically correct" ads showing beans, tofu, spinach, and peanut butter are misleading. Vegetarians who do not know exactly what they are doing tend to become iron-deficient -- and if you are iron-deficient, you've been done a terrible disservice. Look also for possible sources of bleeding if you're diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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