Thalassemia patient should avoid food that increases the absorption of iron in the body and can eat food rich in calcium and vitamin E. They should also avoid foods like pork, liver, oysters, prunes, watermelon, spinach, dates, green leafy vegetables, raisins, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor, My brother is a thalassemia major subject. His age is 18 years and height is 5'4''. His hemoglobin is always maintained between 9 and 10 units. His weight is 38 now and drastically reducing. Nowadays he has been having headache and fever now and then. Sometimes he feels that his heartbeat... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query regarding thalassemia, my opinion is as follows:1. Looking at a regular hemoglobin level of 9-10%, I would suggest you increase the levels. Maintaining at this level increases further erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells). Close to 12-13 g% ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a thalassemia major patient. My spleen size is 21. How to reduce my spleen size? And also I want to increase my weight? My age is 21. How much percentage risk is present in the unrelated donor stem cell transplant? My ferritin is 1500 and weight is 48 kg. Please suggest some solution... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At present there is no way to reduce the spleen size. Diet for thalassemia major patient should include plenty of fruits and vegetables and protein rich diet. Taking vitamin C supplements will help to increase the immunity of the body. Bone marrow transplantation is a... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 2.5 years old, is suffering from beta major thalassemia. From her 3 months of age, blood has been transfused either once in 30 or 45 days after checking the blood level. I would request you to kindly advise a good and healthy food diet. Is there any important daily die... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Thalassemia is a disease due to reduced globin production in the hemoglobin part of RBC (red blood cells). It is not due to nutritional deficiency, but due to inherited mutation abnormalities. Yes, nutrition requires improvem... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am a patient of thalassemia major. My first blood transfusion was four months ago. There was no need for blood transfusion before that. I have no idea about my disease and now my blood transfusion has reached a count of eight times, meaning eight units in the last three months. I checked... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In thalassemia major, there is a defect in the production of normal hemoglobin. This affects the oxygen-carrying capacity of the hemoglobin since it is defective. Regular blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy to prevent iron overload is the main treatment. Y... Read Full »