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Anaemia!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gamer_T, 13 May 2010.

  1. Gamer_T

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    Hi guys,

    Went to the doctors with a few symptoms I was having, had a full blood test done, everything was fine apart from my Iron Levels. Apparently my iron levels were very low and therefore I'm anaemic.

    I've been given some medication to help with this however I'm wondering what sort of things I should be eating in order to help this issue?

    I was looking at a diet for anaemia but wasn't too sure if I wanted to take it that far. I really would like to know what extra food I should be adding to my meals.

    Please note this isn't medical related so please don't lock!

    Cheers
     
  2. gjrc

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    spinach!!
     
  3. VoG

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    Liver?

    you know you shoulda posted this in sports arena, a lot of the folks in there really know there nutrition & dietary stuff. :)
     
  4. Gamer_T

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    Yeah maybe that'd be the best choice. If a mod sees fit please move for me. :)

    Thanks
     
  5. The Dread Pirate

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    Guinness!
     
  6. Energize

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    http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/iron.asp

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  7. Muban

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    Liver, black pudding, spinach, raisins, oily fish.

    Also drink OJ or keep up a good vitamin C intake as this helps your body absorb the iron in the other food :)
     
  8. robgmun

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    liver fried with spinich and onions, with some Bisto gravy and a dash of soya sauce on a bed of brown rice.

    Much much nicer then it should be, nom
     
  9. Meridian

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    Your doctor diagnosed you, and gave you iron tablets, but not a diet guide? Change doctors.


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  10. Col_M

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    Oh man, Liver and orange, black pud/blutwurst/jelito, Guinness all good stuff :D I'm hungry now :p
     
  11. Energize

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    I've been trying to get referred to a dietician for my specially required diet on the NHS but no luck so far, it's no surpise he didn't get any diet guide going by my GP's lack of knowledge on the subject. Didn't even seem to know that fruit and bread is high in simple sugars.
     
  12. Minstadave

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    Are you veggie? You shouldn't be anaemic if you're not.
     
  13. TheMightyTen

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    Which is a myth. A pint of Guinness contains approximately 0.3mg of Iron, an egg alone contains about 1mg. There are much better choices.
     
  14. Meridian

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    Special diets are one thing, but iron deficiency is so common that most GP surgeries have handouts for it.



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  15. Energize

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    As the NIH table shows, non animal based foods provide the most Iron. :p
     
  16. Minstadave

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    Only the beans and the fortified cereals have a decent amount in, and not many people can eat shedloads of that. Meat eaters will have a higher intake than vegetarians on average.
     
  17. Energize

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    One bowl of breakfast cereal provides the entire daily intake. And 4 slices of bread is getting you 24% alone. As the NIH say most Iron is from non animal products. Meat eaters may have a higher daily intake but as long as you are getting 100% of RDA it doesn't matter.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/actio...564&jid=PNS&volumeId=58&issueId=02&aid=795552

     
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  18. j00ni

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    Bit OTT, the GP has given the OP a diagnosis and cure - unless the OP asked for dietry help and got no advice, most doctors will not have an exhausive list off the top of their heads, and so would do exactly what the rest of us would do, ie google
     
  19. The Dread Pirate

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    This I know I was just waiting for someone to grab the bait... HA!:p
     
  20. edscdk

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    I would speak to a professional, a nutritionist..... its not gonna cost you that much and they will give much better advice than someone who found something on google...

    Its not like you will need to keep goign back to them, I htink a lady I know charges £70 for the first cons, which is pretty much all you would need... so I assume thats how much others would charge.