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Anemia and Diet: What to eat, what to avoid?

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asked Apr 30, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by Hatice Simsek MD (3,070 points)
edited Apr 30, 2012 by LarryEitel

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A diet rich in iron fortified foods certainly helps to increase iron levels and haemoglobin levels. Protein also helps to rebuild our red blood cells, especially when bleeding occurs.

When people are not feeling well or ill, first thing that is normally happens, STOP EATING, thus no protein or iron foods are taken in....if at all possible try to restore a healthy diet, if unable to eat then try replacing with liquid equivalant. Sometimes liquid is tolerated easier than solids. Fluids enriched with protein, iron and vitamins can certainly help restore much needed nutrients until one is well enough to eat a healthy diet..

Often, supplements may be needed to boost the loss of iron stores, which can be done orally, or IV, or also IM although IM is painful. Depending on circumstance and serverity as to which option may be the most appropriate.
answered May 14, 2012 by anonymous

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