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Good Food For Anemic People
Cause of anemia?:
It depends on the cause of anemia. Food will not help with some anemias. The common causes that can be addressed nutritionally are iron deficiency, folate and B12 deficiency. For iron and B12 you would need to eat meat, red meat would be better. For folate, green leafy vegetables would work.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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
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
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
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, 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
Depends on the cause: Anemia can be caused by many factors- not just because deficiency in some vitamins. Anemia can be due to blood loss, chronic diseases, deficiency in iron, vit b12, folate, (folic acid) destruction of the red blood cells (hemolysis) or perhaps bone marrow failure etc. The treatment would be directed to the underlying problems. See you doctor to find the cause so that you can get the right treatment. ...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
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
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
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 more
What kind of anemia?: In order to better answer you, please tell me what type of anemia--iron deficiency, B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, sickle cell or other hemoglobinopathy--ladies will often develop iron deficiency because of menstrual blood loss, iron containing foods --green leafy vegetables, meats, iron-vitamin combos may be indicated. Balanced diet with all major food groups is helpful. Decrease portions, exer. ...Read more
Fruits/vegetable: In general all fruils and vegetables have fiber. Egg/meat/ fish donot. Prune/dates/mango/pineapple are good on fiber. Plantain has iron and fiber (green banana). Depending on the type of anemia more specific fruits and veges can be picked up. Can see a dietitian or talk to pmd. ...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 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
Please suggest some iron contained food items to overcome iron deficieny anemia as I feel so. Not evaluated yet. 27 year old female.?
Anemia: young women: If you are anemic you haveto be evaluated. It could be from heavy periods vs. Dietary deficiency vs other more sesrious conditions. If your anemia is chronic it could also be form a condition called thal. Minor. See your md asap so you cna have the right treatment as the treatmnet may differ depending on the cause. If it is dietary deficiency, could be iron def. Vs. Other vit. B or Folic Acid def. ...Read more
I had one bout of diarrhea, pretty sure it was food I ate. Back to normal now. Can that one episode cause anemia? I didn't eat much after
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
I have a disease of chronic anemia of redblood cells deficiency & size disorders- please ehat is the best diet & food for me?
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
Can anemia be treated by eating the right food (s)? I have a 58 year old mother who's diagnosed with anemia.
Depends.: There are many causes for anemia. Iron deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency can be corrected by diet, although it may be hard to get enough iron to correct deficiency. B12 deficiency usually cannot be fixed by oral b12. Starvation obviously is diet. The other causes of anemia are not due to vitamin or mineral deficiency, & cannot be fixed by changing diet. The underlying cause must be addressed. ...Read more
She's about 60 years old and anemic. Has high white cell count. Has been taking supplements and eating a lot of high iron foods and has no improvement?
Have bad anemia. Tests show I can't absorb iron from food or pills. Are their liquid iron supplements & do you think they'd help?
Liquid won't help: If you're not absorbing from food or pills, I don't think that liquid form will help. Most likely you will need to get a shot of iron to absorb it. Check with your physician. It seems you are getting IV iron- that is another method to absorb iron. Have your doctor also look into why your iron is so low. ...Read more
Depends on situation: If you load up months in advance it might actually help fix the problem. A few days ahead of the test would not be long enough to effect anything. ...Read more
Is there certain foods that will increase my iron I have iron deffiancy anemia. From having neutropenia my bone marrow won't store iron?
Get straight amswer: The history you give suggests a need to sit down and have a frank talk with your physician and get the facts. Unless you're seriously restricting your diet, it's hard for a man to become iron deficient unless he also has blood loss in the got or elsewhere. A combination of anemia and neutropenia raises concern for myelodysplasia or something similar, it's your right to know the score here. ...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 more
Hello. I donated blood last Monday, and have felt absolutely terrible since. I assumed I became anemic, and have been eating foods rich in the components of blood regeneration. However, in addition I also have persistent arm pain. It started as a stab
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
Quick question please. Last year I was diagnosed with iron anemia and was prescribed ferroglobin as food supplement. Now I feel my nails and hair ar?
Incomplete question: Please resubmit your question as to what is problem with your hair and nails. ...Read more
Why am I anemic even after eating iron rich foods, and supplementing daily with iron for so long?
I have had lifelong, unrelenting fatigue. I'm not anemic and I don't have food allergies or sleep apnea. What could be wrong?
How accurate are occult blood stool IA tests? I had 7 done, all negative, have anemia, I know its from food, not bleeding, doc still wants colonoscopy
Investigate iron def: If an adult has anemia DUE TO IRON DEFICIENCY, the cause is almost always blood loss. In men and non-menstruating women, the blood loss is almost always from the gastrointestinal tract. If iron deficiency (not just anemia) has been well proven, and the patient does not menstruate, endoscopy is warranted no matter what the occult blood stool test shows. ...Read more