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What foods are good for anemia?

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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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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What are some foods that are good for someone with diabetes, anemia, and hypertension?

What are some foods that are good for someone with diabetes, anemia, and hypertension?

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

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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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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

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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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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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What changes occur in an anemic person's body, making the body absorb more iron from the food?

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

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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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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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