tips to tackle iron deficiency

We go with the popular saying that precaution is better than cure because it is easier to stay fit than to recover from an illness, and in case of iron deficiency, it becomes harder to recover soon due to the degraded energy level of the patient. However, the following measures can be taken to battle iron deficiency effectively:

  • Do not eat crap! Include a variety of nutrients in your meal so that the requisite levels of nutrition prevail in your body for its proper functioning.

  • Increase the intake of iron and vitamin supplements as the deficiency of either two nutrients can lead to iron deficiency.

  • Have a healthy breakfast to supply the desired quantity of minerals to your body throughout the day. Feed your tummy with low fat barley, oat, rice or wheat cereals along with a glass of milk.

  • Eat some fresh green vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, bok choy, beat greens, or turnip greens to maintain the desired iron level in your body.

  • If you don't have problems in taking a non-veg diet, do include red meat, fish and poultry for the high intake of iron and vitamins.

  • Workout at least 15 minutes a day for a good blood circulation and a happy heart.
  • Pregnant women should consume iron supplements as advised by the doctor.

  • You may take multivitamin tablets to keep the vitamin levels high in your body, and for pregnant women, pre-natal, gluten free multivitamin tablets would be ideal. It should be taken only after consultation with your doctor.

  • Do take care of hygienic conditions around you. Keep your clothes clean and bacteria free. Do not get accumulated dirty water inside or outside your home as it is the major reason for Malaria, Pneumonia or other infectious diseases.

  • Feed yourself with adequate Vitamin C which aids the body in the process of absorbing iron.

  • Go for a monthly physical check-up and observe the changes, your body might see.

  • Get your eyes examined once or twice in six months and take a note of the reports.

  • All children must be given Influenza vaccines or flu shots every winter. Hepatitis B vaccine should also be received by all the children.(as recommended by your pediatrician)

  • Do not smoke or avoid second-hand smoke from the people around you because either can make hazardous impacts on your health. In fact, it would be advisable to quit smoking as soon as possible for a healthier future.

  • After taking all the necessary precautions, if still someone is detected with iron deficiency symptoms, do not delay to consult a doctor.



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