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Good Food For Anemic People
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
Correct foods: most hypertension and diabetes are curable: A quite limited salt very high fiber and whole foods (limited calorie if you are overweight) diet 19 of 21 meals focused on cooked vegetables with unprocessed grains and beans is likely the ideal. Anemia needs another answer to "why" are you anemic. Diet is usually not helpful for anemia: ?iron deficient, ? B12 deficiency, or from kidney issues ...Read more
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
Complicated: When patients become anemic, there is an increase in iron absorption proteins (metalothionines) in the upper small bowel to increase the avidity of iron absorption. Ordinarily, heme iron (in meats) is better absorbed than nonheme (vegetable sources, including beans) and is less affected by other factors like vitamin c, fiber content, oxalates. Medicinal (inorganic) iron is not affected by these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What Foods apart from taking iron pills will give me blood quickly?And how often shld i exercise ?I'm anemic due to Fibroids .Clots are like an Egg.
Treat the cause: The cause of your anemia appears to be blood loss due to the fibroids. This leads to iron deficiency which you are trying to correct. But it is playing catch up and may not succeed. So you need to get treatment for the fibroids...ask your gynecologist how to fix up the source of bleeding. No other diet will help you. ...Read more
I have had lifelong, unrelenting fatigue. I'm not anemic and I don't have food allergies or sleep apnea. What could be wrong?
Fatigue: Chronic fatigue syndrome is real. But so is fibromyalgia and dysthmic disorder or depression. Have you seen your primary care doctor to discuss this? Or have you seen a rheumatologist for evaluation? Or lastly, even a psychologist/psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Found out i'm slightly anemic at 28 weeks pregnant. I eat all the top ten iron-rich foods daily. My prenatal has little calciu and 100% iron. What more?
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
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