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Suggest Treatment For Body Weakness Post Viral Infection Treatment

Have a friend who had a nasty virial attack about 10 weeks ago followed by ulcerations of small intestinge. Large intestine gone. Woman is 75 was in good health and fit but now very frail and weak. Definite anemia and considerable problem with oral thrush. This latter was treated with 7 pills ending today. Is not taking prescribed iron pills of 300 mg per day and a potassium supplement. Somewhat better than before but I am afraid she will relapse without taking the iron. To see a gastro ent on Jan 3 but Drs are disconnected and unable to see often enough.
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

She needs to continue taking the medications prescribed for better recovery. However, if she has a problem in taking the iron tabs & potassium supplement than she should take food that provides the necessary minerals & requirement. She can take dark green veggies, tofu, nuts, beans, liver, dark chocolate, etc. She can take iron tonic for a change, if she is having gastritis or constipation, she can take antacids (Omeprazole) & include fiber the diet. Keep her well hydrated, give ORS, juice, soups to help her maintain electrolyte balance. Food rich in potassium are banana, avocado, coconut water, white beans, spinach, etc. She should stay away from addictions during recovery phase & do regular exercise.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. Nupur K.
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Suggest Treatment For Body Weakness Post Viral Infection Treatment

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. She needs to continue taking the medications prescribed for better recovery. However, if she has a problem in taking the iron tabs & potassium supplement than she should take food that provides the necessary minerals & requirement. She can take dark green veggies, tofu, nuts, beans, liver, dark chocolate, etc. She can take iron tonic for a change, if she is having gastritis or constipation, she can take antacids (Omeprazole) & include fiber the diet. Keep her well hydrated, give ORS, juice, soups to help her maintain electrolyte balance. Food rich in potassium are banana, avocado, coconut water, white beans, spinach, etc. She should stay away from addictions during recovery phase & do regular exercise. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K.