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Suggest remedies for head and neck aches after blood donation

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: Hello. for the first time I gave blood for donation on Saturday. that day I was feeling ok but from Monday when I look at the phone my vision does not seem to be right and also computer. I think my body is still adjusting against low hb count. how can I improve this as till today I feel the same and getting mild head and neck aches.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. Blood donation usually does not cause weakness

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Welcome to HCM. Blood donation usually does not cause any weakness.
Moreover they collect blood only after checking your hemoglobin levels if it is adequate.
Even if you find weakness, drink plenty of fluids, take high carbohydrate diet like juices, fruits, breads.
Take frequent meals at short intervals.
You can take jaggery(Gud) and green leafy vegetables in your meals as they contain high quantity of iron too.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (7 minutes later)
can I boost the iron by taking folic acid ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can take.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear.

Folate is a water soluble vitamin and absolutely safe to take even if you are not deficient. You can take it.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (24 minutes later)
what dose is safe to take
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. 5 mg per day.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. A single dose of 5 mg per day is safe.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Suggest remedies for head and neck aches after blood donation

Brief Answer: Hello dear. Blood donation usually does not cause weakness Detailed Answer: Hello dear. Welcome to HCM. Blood donation usually does not cause any weakness. Moreover they collect blood only after checking your hemoglobin levels if it is adequate. Even if you find weakness, drink plenty of fluids, take high carbohydrate diet like juices, fruits, breads. Take frequent meals at short intervals. You can take jaggery(Gud) and green leafy vegetables in your meals as they contain high quantity of iron too. Thanks and regards