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FOOD, DIET AND SUPPLEMENTS IN THALASSEMIA

Posted by Goh Chun Hui on February 19, 2011 at 5:20 AM


Let's began starting with Thalassemia Minor, Thalassemia Intermedia and Thalassemia Major. Thalassemia Minor Patients usually have food and diet like anyone else is having. Beside some patients were advised by their doctor to have a daily diet higher/rich in iron content.There are Thalassemia Minor Patients out there who are prescibed with supplements like folid acid, vitamin C,iron supplements or others.



Thalassemia Intermedia is consuming a daily diet properly the same as Thalassemia Major Patients only they do not have regular blood transfusion as offen as Thalassemia Major.



Thalassemia Major Patients can have a pretty much normal food diet of what they wish to have, beside some patients themself realised the need to cut down on the intake of foods which are riched in iron content. On the other hand there are patients who are not worried about the iron content they consumed from foods, and continue enjoying what they like. Thinking that since they had already accumulate certain amount of iron level from regular blood transfusion, the iron content they consumed from foods should not have any effect on them as compared to the iron they received from regular blood transfusion, plus they are having proper chelaters so it should be fine.



But do remember the lower your iron level, the lesser the damaged it will caused to your body.The basic supplements Thalassemia Major Patients are taking were Folic acid, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Calcium with Vitamin D and might others. I will suggest patients to drink at least a cup of pure green tea everyday, because it helps in iron absorption from certain foods plus it contain tons of health benefit in it.



In conclusion regardless of whether you are or not a Thalassemia suffered, it's important that you have a balance food diet and eat 3 meals a day. That's basically it for now, thanks for reading (:

 

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33 Comments

Reply shanta
2:56 AM on April 16, 2011 
want to know more about thalassemia
Reply Goh Chun Hui
8:30 AM on April 16, 2011 
shanta says...
want to know more about thalassemia

Great to know that, hope my stuffs on this site help a little:D
Reply hira
7:43 PM on July 29, 2011 
hmm...nice....im also a thalasemia major n m 16 years old....I want to knw more about my diet n do's n dont's...please answer to my question as soon as u can
Reply Goh Chun Hui
5:25 AM on July 30, 2011 
hira says...
hmm...nice....im also a thalasemia major n m 16 years old....I want to knw more about my diet n do's n dont's...please answer to my question as soon as u can

Great knowing you, here are some thalassemia recommended diet, you already might http://thalassemianme.webs.com/thaldiet.htm
Reply EKANT PATHAK
5:39 AM on August 3, 2011 
Sir my sister is thalessemia major having age 22yrs she is going through sum busy work schedules so please let me know about her diet and some recreational or other stress busting exercises and suppliments for her fitness please take a kind effort of replying as soon as possibble your efforts will be highly praised thanks.
Reply harshal chiplunkar
8:47 AM on February 5, 2012 
thaks it help me a lot for my 10 months child
Reply Goh Chun Hui
10:23 AM on February 5, 2012 
harshal chiplunkar says...
thaks it help me a lot for my 10 months child

That's nothing, glad that helps:)
Reply Hiren
8:44 AM on March 21, 2012 
hi, I am thalassemia minor & my age is 29. My concern is what is avg weight of thalassemia minor??? my weight is 48 and its in range of 45 to 49 for last 10 years... is it due to thalassemia?

what should i do to gain weight?? what diet program i should go for??

regards,

Hiren
Reply Goh Chun Hui
11:29 AM on March 21, 2012 
Hiren says...
hi, I am thalassemia minor & my age is 29. My concern is what is avg weight of thalassemia minor??? my weight is 48 and its in range of 45 to 49 for last 10 years... is it due to thalassemia?

what should i do to gain weight?? what diet program i should go for??

regards,

Hiren

Great hearing from you. For some people it's just difficuit to gain weight, I am skinny too. Your body might have high metabolism. You can eat alot but still hardly gain any weight or mass. There are weight gainer powder milk in the market, that might help. You can enquire your doctor before taking, most patients still not be a big deal.

Best Regard
Goh Chun Hui
Reply ismat khan
5:56 PM on August 8, 2012 
I want to know what happen if someone with thalcemia minor accumlateiron in his body by having iron injection
Reply Goh Chun Hui
11:18 PM on August 8, 2012 
ismat khan says...
I want to know what happen if someone with thalcemia minor accumlateiron in his body by having iron injection

If it's prescribed by the doctor, then shouldn't be a problem. Properly should be good for the person.
Reply SJ
1:15 PM on December 24, 2012 
The most common cause of death in people who have thalassemia is heart disease that occurs as a result of iron overload, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Thalassemia often requires blood transfusions, which increase the amount of red blood cells in the blood, thus the amount of iron as well. To avoid iron overload, follow a low-iron diet when receiving blood transfusions.
Reply amy
9:34 PM on January 31, 2013 
Hi, very good input. I want to know more about thal that does not go tru blood transfussion, does he/she may have problem with iron intake?
Reply Goh Chun Hui
6:35 AM on February 1, 2013 
amy says...
Hi, very good input. I want to know more about thal that does not go tru blood transfussion, does he/she may have problem with iron intake?

Thal patients who do not go through blood transfusion does not have iron overload problem, they should indeep consume sufficient amount of iron that meet their daily requirement or sometimes slightly more for anemia/ Thalassemia minor patients.
Reply rakhi
8:20 AM on March 20, 2013 
I am 29 years old i am thalassemia minor what other food should i include in my diet to increase my blood counts and should i continue my workout?
Reply Goh Chun Hui
12:09 PM on March 20, 2013 
rakhi says...
I am 29 years old i am thalassemia minor what other food should i include in my diet to increase my blood counts and should i continue my workout?

You should include food that contain iron content in it, be cos the blood in Thalassemia minor might not have sufficient amount of iron in it. More so you should take more food that's known to increase hemoglobin that include Pig Liver, Wheatgrass, Red Date, Black Fungus and more. Ya if your workout, do not affect you in the way that it reduce your hemoglobin level or make you more tired and restless. You can continue doing, but don't over do it and hurt yourself.
Reply preeti
1:11 PM on May 16, 2013 
i want to know more about the treatment ,as my nephew is having this problem.
thanks.
Reply Goh Chun Hui
6:56 PM on May 16, 2013 
shanta says...
want to know more about thalassemia

you might be in the right place
Reply vishal kumar singh
2:30 PM on June 18, 2013 
Goh Chun Hui says...
hey!U should take more iron,s food , calcium,folid acid,.FOR more information concern to AIIMS hospital new Delhi......i hope U will alive ur life in easily way,without any problem....
you might be in the right place
Reply shruti
1:47 PM on July 8, 2013 
my son is 8 yrs old.. he easily got fatigue and fever from last 4-5 months.. he is even putting on weight.. doctor advice me for some test..
HB - 11.4
Iron - 112.4 mcg%
Hb A level - 93.3%
Hb A2 level - 5.6 %
F- 1.1%
A1c - 4.9%
A2 - 5.6%
Is he thalassemina patient... I am worried...