Iron-rich Foods

It is essential to take iron-rich food as iron is needed to carry oxygen in the body and to make red blood cells. Foods rich in iron are shellfish, spinach, liver, legumes, red meat, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, broccoli, etc.

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How to cure anemia fast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 58 years old. I am anemic. Last time, I went to the hospital and had six units of blood. After getting some blood, I felt fine. But now, I am weak again. What can I do for a quick fix for this problem? They found no internal bleeding. I cannot do this anymore, and I have no energ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna Koya

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a common problem. Do not worry. You did not mention whether you are taking iron supplements. If not, please start taking them so that you can improve your hemoglobin. Also, do regular Hb checkups after taking the supplement to rule out any problem in iron absor...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding heavily, six weeks after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently (almost) 6 weeks postpartum. I had sex at 4 weeks of postpartum and I got the Nexplanon inserted a couple of days before that. My doctor checked to see whether my uterus was still up high and it was not. Also, I did not have any tearing during birth. My bleeding stopped at ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and get a pelvic scan done to rule out the exact cause. Post delivery your body is tender and in a state of recovery. It is not yet ready to take so much stress and strain. Usually, this could be due to the Nexplano...  Read Full »

What causes an iron deficiency or over absorption?

Query: Hi doctor, My TIBC 508, transferrin 363, transferrin saturation 17%, iron 85 and total LDH 109. Do these values indicate iron deficiency or over absorption? I am on regular Synthyroid, Singulair, Prilosec, Vitamin C and oral contraceptive. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: It appears to be an early iron deficiency. Serum ferritin would have been more helpful in gauging the iron stores. Interaction between vitamin C and oral ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a treatment plan based on my blood smear report?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood smear result showed RBC - microcytic normochromic with anisocytosis and poikilocytosis, WBC - normal with neutrophilic predominance. What treatment should I get?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: At this age, microcytic hypochromic anemia is often due to iron deficiency. Neutrophils could be increased due to stress or mild infection. There is nothing to worry, it is probably resolved and reducing as you have no fever....  Read Full »

How to improve hemoglobin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids. My hemoglobin is very low at 5.6. I feel very weak and severe headache for two days. What to do? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Hemoglobin of 5.6 g% is really low. With this amount of hemoglobin, we put you into the group of severe anemia. Due to low oxygenation, you could be having severe headaches. Painkiller like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol can ...  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 »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the cause for my anemia and prolonged bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I have weakness and bleeding for the last 15 days. I have small rashes on the body, weight loss, low energy level, and WBC parameters not normal. Patient has a history of having low hemoglobin ever three years. He has to take blood and hemoglobin parameters keep changing sometimes i...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question and below is my opinion about your asked question. In your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), hemoglobin level is low, and red blood cell count also low. So you are having anemia problem and your weakness like ...  Read Full »

Does brownish discharge indicate infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am not sexually active. I had my periods on the 15th of last month and on 29th I had spotting with some blood. After that, I am experiencing brown discharge. It has been three days now. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  If this is the first time you are facing this problem, then there is nothing to worry about. This could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, a change in climate or low blood count. Just take rest, have healthy food and drink plenty of f...  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 »


Dr. Safina Mithani

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

My heart pounds when I am worried. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting anxiety and panic attacks when I am worried or overthink. I had pounding and palpitation at that time. But, I am not feeling anything in specific. I am going 20 minutes walk daily about 6.5 km per hour and burning 200 calories. I lost around 5 kg in the past three months. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The eosinophil count is mildly high, indicating a possible allergic reaction to the environment. However, if you have not taken any antihelmintics and if th...  Read Full »

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