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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

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...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?

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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How to help my son anemia?

Can you be more...: Specific? We'd like to be helpful to you but need more information about your son's specific situation to give you pertinent facts and advice on next steps. ...Read more

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What can I take for anemia?

Treat the Cause: Go see a doctor who can figure out why you have anemia. Then there may be a way to fix the cause and the anemia can be controlled or even eliminated but it all depends on what is the cause of your Anemia??? ...Read more

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Causes of low anemia in men?

Low Blood Count: This is a rare situation for younger men. So, it must be taken seriously.

First would be a general sense of one's health. Are there any chronic illnesses or infections?

Next would be if there could be a bleeding ulcer or other situation in the GI tract.

Any good medical provider will investigate this situation fully to make sure the cause is identified and treated. ...Read more

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Anemia; is ethnicity a factor?

Sometimes: Anemia is sometimes much more likely is certain ethnicities. These anemias include sickle cell and thalassemia minor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anemia?

Symptoms: You might have anemia if you are pale, very tired all the time, on chemotherapy, on dialysis or have obvious external bleeding including black tarry stools. For any of these see your family doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could I do to help anemia?

What could I do to help anemia?

Low red blood cells: In order to make a treatment plan you need to know the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause pain to occur?

Possible: Many people get aches and cramps in their legs when they are anemic and can be an early sign. If there are other pathologies, such as peripheral vascular disease, then it can cause an increase in pain as well. There is also weak evidence in the literature suggesting anemia can make fibromyalgia pain worse. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of anemia?

Dizziness, fatigue: People with symptoms may or may not have symptoms. The most common symptoms are fatigue and dizziness. If the anemia is long term and slowly progressing you may not have symptoms. If you suspect that you may have anemia see your doctor so that he or she can decide if testing is needed. ...Read more

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How to tell if my son has anemia?

Simple blood test: Anemia, or the relative lack of enough blood to meet the standard expected for age and gender, is easily determined by blood test. Significant anemia can show up as pallor, lack of energy, fatigue & lack of interest. Simple signs consistent with normal levels include high energy level, glowing pink in the fleshy inside of the lower eyelids, pink to red lines in the palmer creases when folded back. ...Read more

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What food should I eat for anemia?

What food should I eat for anemia?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetable (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have anemia?

What does it mean if I have anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count. There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have anemia?

How do you know if you have anemia?

You: Will need a blood cbc, signs may include feeling tired, pale looking eye conjunctiva or hands, fatigue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of anemia?

Can you tell me the signs of anemia?

Several: Some patients will be asymptomatic. Others have any of the following: lightheadedness, dizziness, muscle weakness, fatigue, fast heart rate, run out of breath and tire quickly with exercise. If you have any suspicions of anemia, you should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some tests for Anemia?

The tests for Anemia include:: Hemoglobin and hematocrit, Blood smear, Reticulocyte count, Iron blood level, Iron and iron binding capacity, Ferritin, Urinalysis, Celiac panel, Erythrocyte protoporphyrin, Upper endoscopy, Bone marrow biopsy, Platelets. ...Read more

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