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Dr. Mason Gomberg
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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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. Andrew Turrisi
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Kelty Baker
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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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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Can it be dangerous if your ferittin is only 4 ml at age 19 and have had constant anemia for over a year?

Common: Relatively common. You will need to be on iron replacement and establish with obs-gyn. In case your iron remains low after few weeks of replacement you will need work-up for congenital causes of anemia and malabsorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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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


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