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Low hemoglobin levels post delivery, iron rich diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   i have low(9.3) heamoglobin count after my delivery. Can u pls suggest me the food diet to improve this count
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   26
Doctor :   When was your delivery?
User :   Jan 31,2011
Doctor :   Was this your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Were there any complications during pregnancy?
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know the mode of delivery?
User :   i had normal delivery
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did you consume iron and folic acid tablets regularly as advised by your doctor?
User :   before delivery my heamoglobin count was 12
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you regular periods at present?
Doctor :   have*
User :   after delivery i did not have any
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Are you on any medications at present?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   There are two means to increase the hemoglobin levels.
Doctor :   1. Through diet
Doctor :   2. through iron and folic acids tablets.
Doctor :   Usually we prescribe iron and folic acid tablets after delivery for 2 months.
Doctor :   If you had taken tablets for 2 months after delivery then you need to increase iron rich food intake.
User :   I had taken calcium tablets and iron cyrup after delivery
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   then you need to increase the iron rich source diet.
Doctor :   May I know you are Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian?
User :   vegetarian
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you consume eggs?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Jaggery is considered to be the best source of Iron.
Doctor :   You need to consume lots of green leafy vegetables.
User :   ok
Doctor :   and fruits especially citrus fruits as these increase iron absorbtion.
Doctor :   You can go for diet consultation from an experienced dietician regarding iron rich foods and exercises.
Doctor :   I will ask my customer care executive to call you after this live chat regarding diet consultation.
User :   ok. Thank you so much.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   No
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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