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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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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


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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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I just found out today i have anemia, i want to change my dieting routine but i still want to eat the things i like to eat,please help!

I just found out today i have anemia, i want to change my dieting routine but i still want to eat the things i like to eat,please help!

Etiology: It is important to determine the cause of anemia. If it is due to menstrual blood loss you may take oral iron supplement available over the counter. Take the pills with meals and you may wish to take a fiber laxative if it causes constipation. However, it is important that you discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. ...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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Child newly diagnosed with fanconi anemia not on medication as yet but has green stools, should I be worried?

Child newly diagnosed with fanconi anemia not on medication as yet but has green stools, should I be worried?

Previous meals: Look at your child's previous meals, it might just be that. Usually your bgger concern would be black streaks or red streaks in the stool. Green colored poop could be anything they drank or ate even a lollipop can do that ...Read more

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My doctor told me to take 325mg ferrous sulfate 2x day for anemia. I bought carbonyl iron.Should I adjust my dosage if at all?

My doctor told me to take 325mg ferrous sulfate 2x day for anemia. I bought carbonyl iron.Should I adjust my dosage if at all?

Why anemia?: Ibuprofen may cause gastritis. Why are you anemic? Menstrual blood loss needs to replace iron in blood lost during menses. Blood in stool? Not familiar with carbonyl iron--what is the brand? Iron should not be taken with milk or milk products within hour of milk meal, as this decreases iron absorption. My favorite iron brand is Vitron C--causes less stomach symptoms. ...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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