Anemia


Decreased red blood cells and hemoglobin (a protein that helps your blood carry oxygen) is called anemia. Anemia can cause fatigue.

Here are some tips to help deal with anemia:

  • Eat small amounts every 2 hours.
  • Eat high iron foods. You may have lost your taste for green leafy vegetables, but watermelon, canned green beans, brown, black, white beans and meat all have high iron.
  • Light exercise helps. Move your body. For at least 10 minutes a day, move.
  • Live like a cat. Nap! Take short naps that don’t interfere with night-time sleep. Balance naps with exercise.
  • If you become dizzy when you get up from lying or sitting, get up slowly; hold on to something sturdy, tell your medical team.

How did you / do you work around anemia?

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Cancer: What to Do or Say (Tips for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer—and those wanting to help.) See book trailers at http://www.youtube.com/cancerwhattodoorsay. Health and Happiness, Claudia

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