amatlack wrote:Usually that you need more iron...that you're anemic.
amatlack wrote:PS: Don't your doctors explain things to you? Do they just say, "your blood tests came back and you have a low blood count" or what? They're supposed to explain and offer possible treatments....
amatlack wrote:Yeah, I wouldn't listen to whoever is telling you that you have cancer. There are a lot of different types of cancer with a lot of different signs, but I'm pretty sure that a layperson can't diagnose cancer by simply looking at blood count.
My mom has cancer, and they check her blood count before they give her chemo because the chemo can cause a low blood count, but she didn't have any issues with a low blood count before they started her on the chemo.
Boss Man wrote:If you're borderline anaemic, two really good things to have are Whole-grains and a little more Red Meat. If you can stomach it, Liver is good for Iron, but then most things are.
Things that can conflict with Iron are particualrly Tannic Acid in Tea and Caffeine, as they block absorption to some degree, but you can increase Iron uptake or boost it with more Vitamin C, Amino Acids in food and also Capsicum.
Boss Man wrote:The cutting of whole-grains may have caused the problem, if you results are linked to Anemia, but because you were told to do that to rid the thrush, it might not be wsie to have the whole-grains again.
So you could consider increasing red meat intake a bit and see how that works.
amatlack wrote:Or iron supplements.
Boss Man wrote:Hopefully you won't need Iron supplements, because it may be fixable with dietry changes.
I'm always a little skeptical about those sorts of things, because they're like Blood pressure and Cholesterol drugs, they are often related to lifetyle, not things like medication side effects, autoimmune disease, or genetic defects and they can be used by people as a crutch, rather than a reminder to modify how you live.
I do feel Iron tablets may be more necessary in some cases, because there may be mitigating circumstances, but in regards to the other two drug types, I cannot recall any medical circumstances, where they are a necessity for the rest of your life, not like pain meds for Lupus, Fibromyalgia etc etc.
amatlack wrote:I take iron three times a day in addition to a multi including iron for unexplained anemia (they ran every test they had). It can't always be solved by diet.
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