Lack of folate
and B12 vitamins also interferes with red cell production. Viral infections
, e.g., parvo virus
can shut down production. Bone marrow
suppression from any cause, e.g., chemotherapy
will do it too.
For good health - Have a diet
rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine
is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol
, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex
, if you have sex.