|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) 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 (: