What is Anaemia?
There are several different types of anaemia and each one has a different cause. The most common type of anaemia is iron deficiency anaemia. The other types of anaemia is usually due to a deficiency in B12 or folic acid (yes its not only for mothers to be)
Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when there is a reduced number of red blood cells because the body does not have enough iron to produce them. Haemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If there is a lack of iron in the blood, the organs and tissues will not get as much oxygen as they usually do. Iron is found in meat, dried fruit and some vegetables.
If you are have enough iron in your diet but it still isn't being utilised by your body, it could be due to gastrointestinal bleeding (This can occur by to taking too many Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Stomach ulcers etc) Menstruation, pregnancy, colitis, chrone's disease etc
Symptoms - Fatigue, decreased energy, weakness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, palpitations (feeling of the heart racing or beating irregularly), looking pale, feeling irritable for no reason, memory lapses.
Things to eat to help anaemia are:-
Calf’s liver – Iron, Vit B12, Folic Acid
Brewer’s Yeast - Iron, Vit B12, Folic Acid
Green Leafy Veggies - Iron, Vit B12, Folic Acid
Lean Beef, Venison, dried apricots, raisins, dried fruit, Almonds, mangoes, shellfish.
No matter how difficult it is the things to avoid for anaemia are:-
Coffee, Tea, Egg yolk, Foods high in Phytates (brazil nuts + wheat bran) antacids, overuse of calcium and other drugs like painkillers (ibuprofen in particular). Most importantly smoking inhibits absorption of vitamins and mineral
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