Suggest treatment and diet plan when diagnosed with malaria

Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in Diet Plans
Question: my father age 53 has been diagnosed with malaria. his platelets counts are down to 57000 only. he is under medication. i want to know a proper diet plan that he should follow after discharge from hospital?
Answered by Dr. Riyanka Chail 2 hours later
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Hello Madam,
Thanks for writing in to us at hcm.
This is Dr.Riyanka and I am glad to be helping you with your query.

Regarding a proper diet plan to be followed by your father after discharge from hospital are:

1. Nutritious foods rich in minerals and vitamins. Along with foods vitamin
supplements can be added.
2. During illness there is increased metabolic rate so a good proteinaceous diet (milk and products, lean meat, egg white) shall help in recovering.
3. Fruits and vegetable like pomogrenate , papayas, lime juice.
4. Lots of fluids.
5. consuming two table spoons of juice made from papaya leaves is known for
increasing platelet count because of its rich protein content. However, kindly
consult a doctor regarding this.
6. Fish, walnut , green leafy vegetables are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and
fruits rich in antioxidants- ike berries help in recovering faster.

Walking around for a short while without exhertion will also help.

Hope this answers your query. Don't worry .
Do write back if you have any further doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Dr. Riyanka Chail

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