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What foods should sickle cell patients eat?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Diet for sickle cell

To maintain good health, 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. They should stay well hydrated, and avoid drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol since these make you urinate out more than you take in. Avoid fatty foods! never smoke!

In brief: Diet for sickle cell

To maintain good health, 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. They should stay well hydrated, and avoid drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol since these make you urinate out more than you take in. Avoid fatty foods! never smoke!
Dr. Kelty Baker
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
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In brief: Heart health diet

Diets that are high in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grain carbohydrates are good for everyone, but particularly for those at higher risk for vascular disease - like sickle cell patients.
Maintaining adequate hydration and taking Folic Acid supplements are also important diet components to health in sc disease.

In brief: Heart health diet

Diets that are high in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grain carbohydrates are good for everyone, but particularly for those at higher risk for vascular disease - like sickle cell patients.
Maintaining adequate hydration and taking Folic Acid supplements are also important diet components to health in sc disease.
Dr. Willa Terry
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