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Remedy for low hemoglobin level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   my father is 66yrs of age
Doctor :   ok
User :   and has low hemoglobin of 6.5
Doctor :   ok. does he have any other health problem?
User :   need to know how will it effect him
Doctor :   low hemoglobin levels are associated with other problems related to adequate oxygen supply to vital organ like heart, kidneys and brain
Doctor :   is he on any treatment?
Doctor :   when was this low Hb levels diagnosed?
Doctor :   does he have any other health problem? if yes please give details of past medical illness and treatment.
User :   he had a accident and brain injury last year and has been on the bed since 21april09
Doctor :   ok. how is his diet? is he able to swallow?
Doctor :   is he on medications?
User :   yes
Doctor :   what does his diet consist of?
User :   normal veg diet food
Doctor :   I would suggest you start a multivitamin supplement that contains iron.
Doctor :   if he is able to swallow solid food and tablets
User :   we have tried the protien powder from amway
User :   now yes
Doctor :   you can start him on Tab A-to-Z, 1 tablet daily after lunch
Doctor :   and give him Protienex powder 2 spoons mixed with milk twice daily
User :   it is a multivitamin
Doctor :   consult a nutritionist/dietitian for his diet.
User :   ok
Doctor :   and give him iron and calcium rich foods
Doctor :   like green leafy vegetables, rotis made of 5 grain atta or wheat atta mixed with ragi atta
Doctor :   start him on ragi porridge every morning, it is the best source of iron
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   we give him ragi milk the morning
Doctor :   does he have any other symptoms at present?
Doctor :   do not mix ragi and milk it will nor help
Doctor :   milk will not allow iron to be absorbed
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid anything with milk or milk products before or after 1 hours of iron rich foods
Doctor :   and the tablets
User :   ok
Doctor :   for further details on his nutrition, consult a dietitian, and get a complete diet plan charted for your father
Doctor :   give him plenty of citrus fruits like oranges, lemon juice etc
User :   any person who can help in this
Doctor :   they help in iron absorbtion
User :   will giving banana help
Doctor :   it is good, but only bananas will not help
Doctor :   where are you located
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   visit this link to locate nutritionist in
User :   ok
Doctor :   meet him/her and take a detailed consultation for your father's condition
User :   we now need him to start walking on his own the low hemogolbin an issue in this
Doctor :   no, it wont be issue in walking, you need to be him always , he might get dizzy spells due to low hemoglobin and will feel tired soon
Doctor :   do not allow him to walk or stand alone
User :   currently he is not able to do so on his own ... he is moving currently on wheel chair
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok .. thanks .....for the help
Doctor :   have you followed what I said?
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yes i have followed and currently there is nothing else
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
Doctor :   do get back to me if you have further queries.
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