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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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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 do you suggest if i'm diagnosed with anemia, what foods/meals should I buy when i go grocery shopping?

What do you suggest if i'm diagnosed with anemia, what foods/meals should I buy when i go grocery shopping?

Anemia is: A sign. Not a diagnosis. Many different causes. Need to make the diagnosis of what causes the anemia before grocery shopping to fix. ...Read more

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In anemia, is black tea healthy after meals ?

In anemia, is black tea healthy after meals ?

Would limit it.: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/997.html "anemia: drinking black tea may make anemia worse in people with iron deficiency.". ...Read more

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I have with sickle cell anemia, i weigh 110 pounds and i'm 5'8 is there anyway for me to gain weight. Should i drink 6 ensure with 3-4 meals a day?

I have with sickle  cell anemia, i weigh 110 pounds and i'm 5'8 is there anyway for me to gain weight.  Should i drink 6 ensure with 3-4 meals a day?

Diet for sickle cell: Sickle cell patients should eat lean protein, fruits & vegetables, & whole grains. Dairy products can be hard for african-americans to tolerate since they may not have the enzyme needed to digest lactose. Be careful about drinking too much ensure since the amount of protein can be hard for sickle cell kidneys to process. Excessive ensure can also cause diarrhea which would cause dehydration. ...Read more

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Should I plan on resting if I have anemia?

Should I plan on resting if I have anemia?

Depends: It depends on what your symptoms are, how anemic you are, and what activity you plan on doing. Some people have anemia and don't even know it and don't have any trouble with routine physical exertion. If you blood count is very low and you have other medical problems, this could be an issue. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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Could you provide me with anemia daily diet plan?

Could you provide me with anemia daily diet plan?

No, we can't: Please forgive my frankness. Unless we know the cause of your anemia (there are hundreds), we can't address appropriate treatment. Anyone pretending to do so is doing you a disservice. And if you are iron deficient, the key is to identify the cause. Are you losing blood from a hidden cancer? "Healthy" diets promoted on the internet can make you anemic. Insist your physician explain your anemia. ...Read more

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What can cause anemia?

Many causes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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What does anemia mean?

What does anemia mean?

Low red blood cells: Anemia refers to having inadequate number of red blood cells (RBCs). One could be anemic for several reasons: 1) iron deficiency 2) genetic disorders involving hemoglobins (sickle cell disease, thalassemia), 3) blood loss or destruction of RBCs (hemolysis) 4) dysfunction of bone marrow (e.g. aplastic anemia). If you are anemic, it is important to find out what is causing it. ...Read more

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How can I develop anemia?

How can I develop anemia?

Red blood cells: Anemia happens when you do not have enough red blood cells and hemoglobin. It may be a production problem in the bone marrow or you may have chronic blood loss. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. ...Read more

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