What type of diat is recommended for suffering from microcytic hypochromic anemia?

It depends. Treating anemia with medication and/or dietary supplements depends heavily on the type and cause of anemia. The most common cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron deficiency; however, other causes do exist including lead intoxication and sideroblastic anemia, therefore it is of paramount importance to consult with your physician in order to establish the exact cause of your anemia.
Iron low. Hypochric microcytiv anemia is due to iron deficiency. Iron therapy is recommended except for thalassemia cases. Diet wise, plenty of foods are iron rich, but do not increase carbohydrate and fat intake to gain iron. Your doctor can suggest the best approach to therapy in your particular case.

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Can living with pets cause microcytic hypochromic anemia?

No. Microcytic hypochromic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, and should be unrelated to living with pets. Read more...
I seriously doubt it. The most common reason for microcytic anemia in the us, overwhelmingly, is an fe deficiency state. This is easily tested for and treated. Frankly, because the tests are more costly than the treatment, and the odds are in favor of fe deficiency, most providers will simply try a course of fe and check impact. If fe deficiency, its important to figure out cause and correct it otherwise anemia recurs. Read more...

Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Not usually. Microcytic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, rather than hypothyroidism. If associated with hypothyroidism, anemia is usually macrocytic (often secondary to pernicious anemia). Either way, an anemia deserves a thorough workup with your medical doctor, and treatment of your hypothyroidism. Best wishes! Read more...
Possibly... If hypothyroidism causes insufficient stomach acid, one theoretically could have poor digestion and malabsorption of vitamins and minerals including b vitamins and iron thus leading to anemia. Read more...

My test result show Rbc:Microcytic hypochromic anemia with tear drop and pencil poikilocytes there is any problem?

Iron deficient. Likely iron deficiency. I would check iron levels, retic count, and other tests. Hope this helps. Need other tests to check for other possibilities. Read more...

My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod. Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?

More info needed. The most common reason for microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron defieicncy. The most common cause of low neutrophil counts and lymphopoenia can be virally associated or antibody associated. Hopefully, she is seeing a hematologist. Depending on her blood counts, she may be at risk of infection. Please make sure she is being seen properly and that oncologic issues are ruled out as well-. Read more...

Can MCV be normal if peripheral smear for blood show microcytic hypochromic anemia without B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency?

No-- normocytic. A normal MCV is called normocytic. Low MCV is microcytic. The most common reason for microcytic, hypochromic anemia is iron-deficiency anemia which may be from poor intake or occult (unrecognized) blood loss which is usually through the GI tract. B-12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency usually shows high MCV (macrocytic anemia). Read more...
Yes. The MCV can be high due to reticulocytosis, however, the peripheral smear should so evidence of anisocytosis (variation of size and shape). I would check a reticulocyte count. Hope this helps. Read more...