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How can I get anemia even if I am eating healthy?

How can I get anemia even if I am eating healthy?

Keep tank filled: Glad you're eating healthy. Getting enough protein [lean meat, nuts and beans] and other iron-rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables? You can still get anemia if you lose or use up red blood cells faster than you make them. Common causes: stomach/digestion bleeding, heavy periods, chronic disease. Talk with your doc re: why your tank's too low and what's making it leaky. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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I'm 18yrs old suffering with anemia, i rarely eat and tend to avoid big meals. Can you suggest a healthy diet plan for me of what I should be eating?

I'm 18yrs old suffering with anemia, i rarely eat and tend to avoid big meals. Can you suggest a  healthy diet plan for me of what I should be eating?

Anemai in an 18 yr o: If you anemia is recently then you need to eat lean red meats or dark chicken meat, your doctor should check the reason for anemia and may need to check your stool, if female your menstrual periods, and if long term it may be familial. Also avoid excess milk since this can inhibit iron absorption. ...Read more

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Can you get anemia even if your parents were healthy during pregnancy?

Can you get anemia even if your parents were healthy during pregnancy?

Yes.: You can get any sort of anemia regardless of your parents health during pregnancy. There are some anemias that are inherited from your parents, but again, your arents health during pregnancy would be irrelevant. ...Read more

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3 yrs old. Blood work was normal, no anemia or thyroid problems. I still have extreme fatigue and I am always hot! Eat healthy and get good rest, et?

3 yrs old. Blood work was normal,  no anemia or thyroid problems.  I still have extreme fatigue and I am always hot! Eat healthy and get good rest, et?

Obesity?: The most common cause of fatigue and feeling hot more than usual, once the lab work has ruled out problems with anemia, kidneys, liver and thyroid is obesity. See my check lists for getting fit and eating a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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If a girl having autoimmune hemolytic anemia n on steroids n azathioprin what she should do to get pregnant n have healthy baby?

If a girl having autoimmune hemolytic anemia n on steroids n azathioprin what she should do to get pregnant n have healthy baby?

Hi risk pregnancy: Both drugs you are on are risky with pregnancy, you need to work closely with your hematologist and your obstetrician if you get pregnant to select drugs that better suit your condition and tell you the right time for conception, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Already tested for anemia and came out negative. Always get tired. No regular exercise. Not overwieght or health problems. What's wrong? Please help!

Already tested for anemia and came out negative. Always get tired. No regular exercise. Not overwieght or health problems. What's wrong? Please help!

Work with your Dr.: There are many causes of generally feeling tired. This is where it is important to discuss in detail with your dr. Relate the specific complaints and symptoms. For example, what brings it on? Is it associated with exercise or stress? This may help your doctor hone in on the appropriate tests or therapies that may help. ...Read more

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Need to know if you would get hemolytic anemia by eating just a piece of peanut?

Need to know if you would get hemolytic anemia by eating just a piece of peanut?

No: Individuals with G-6-PD deficiency can develop episodic hemolytic anemia after ingestion of fava beans. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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