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Anemia is a condition where there is a decreased amount of red blood cells that can carry oxygen. Fatigue, paleness, shortness of breath, dizziness, increased heartbeat, etc., are the symptoms of anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, blood disorders, etc., are the causes of anemia.

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Please suggest a diet chart to gain weight in an anemic.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was anemic and as per the doctor's advise she was taking Iron tablets. Now she is eating iron-rich foods. However, we need a balanced diet for her to put little more weight. She was 130.07 lb six months back and now her weight is 119.05 lb. Need to increase the weight as well a...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the reports were taken before the surgery (attachment removed to protect patient identity), please do mention the after reports if any taken. She needs to take a wholesome diet rich in protein along with Iron also. In anyways, do wait for the results to come up ...  Read Full »

What is the recommended daily intake of iron in a vegetarian woman?

Query: Hi doctor,My doctor informed me that I was anemic when I was a child. I have not had a blood test in a while. Recently, I have felt quite frail, and I know this is iron-related. I am aware that not eating meat contributes to it. I am curious about how much iron a vegetarian woman should consume dail...  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have provided a diet chart, and substitute foods are listed below. Early morning - Dates, raisins, and Bengal gram that have been soaked overnight. Breakfast - Chira (flaked rice) polao, flaked rice, curd, spinach parath...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old female who is a thalassemia carrier and suffering from anemia. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female have been suffering from anemia. I am a carrier of thalassemia. I have severe fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and bone pain. I recently had blood work and I am unsure what it all means. I want to fix this and find a better course of treatment, more than just takin...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having complaints of headache, dizziness, and bone pain. Your hemoglobin level is 11.9 g/dL, and the normal level is between 12 to 16 g/dL for females. Hence it needs to lead to such a presentation. Check your blood pressure first, wh...  Read Full »

What is the best diet to improve anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking to change my diet for a healthier self. I have ongoing issues like anemia, hormonal acne, and thinning hair. I want a diet plan to help with these issues and my overall health. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Subha Ranjini B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is your hemoglobin level now? If it has reached normal levels, please stop taking the iron tablets. I do not advise antibiotics for acne problem also. Get a complete blood test done including thyroid tests. What about your menstrual cycle? Is it normal? Please do g...  Read Full »

I have anemia and did not get my period since 103 days. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I have not had my period in 103 days. I do have a history of anemia, but my anemia has never caused me to miss my period for more than a month, two months in rare cases. I have never been sexually active. I have had a full body analysis and have a high muscle percentage and a 13 % body fat...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.It is a very short description of your issue. It would be better if you would send me your detailed gynecological, obstetrical, medical, surgical, and drug history. In polycystic ovaries, you can have a long gap of...  Read Full »

Please suggest diet to help my recurrent anemia.

Query: Hello doctor, I have recurring anemia for years now. I do not know how to manage it via diet.  Read Full »

Shariff Safina Mohsin Noushina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will give you a few food lists and guidelines to incorporate in your daily diet schedule. Include iron rich foods. If you are non-vegetarian then you can also include egg yolk, chicken liver, fish along with other veg foods. If you are a vegetarian then you can incl...  Read Full »

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