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Old 06-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Gravely Anemic w/Low blood pressure

Both my anemia and LBP are BAD. They're both getting checked out by doctors but I thought i'd try hard to help incorporate food that'd help this.

LBP people need salt, and my Anemia needs food with B12. Now i'm just at loss at what to do.

Beef, Cheese, Crab/Lobster, and Eggs are high in B12
Salt (obviously), Bouillon cubes, Gravies, Soy Sauce, Salad dressing, Bacon and sun dried tomatoes are all high in sodium.

Help? :)

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Old 06-19-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Remember to drink plenty of fluids. All the salt is not going to raise your LBP without a volume of fluids to help it.

Eggs may be a good source of B12, but the also have a factor that blocks absorption. You would benefit mostly from a B12 supplement or eat lots of liver. Fortified cereals are also a good bet.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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Remember to drink plenty of fluids. All the salt is not going to raise your LBP without a volume of fluids to help it.

Eggs may be a good source of B12, but the also have a factor that blocks absorption. You would benefit mostly from a B12 supplement or eat lots of liver. Fortified cereals are also a good bet.
I do have B12 supplements, my body doesn't take the pills so I go once a week for the needle. Usually it's once a month but it was so bad they had to 'up' it.

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Given the choice of liver or epoetin, I'd eat liver 4 times a day (if my kidneys could tolerate it).
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I spend a lot of time trying to convince my patients with low blood pressure to drink fluids...don't make me show up with a bottle of water
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Anemia - B12 deficiency - PubMed Health
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I spend a lot of time trying to convince my patients with low blood pressure to drink fluids...don't make me show up with a bottle of water
Hahah! Yes Ma'am, off to get a bottle now
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Both my anemia and LBP are BAD. They're both getting checked out by doctors but I thought i'd try hard to help incorporate food that'd help this.

LBP people need salt, and my Anemia needs food with B12. Now i'm just at loss at what to do.

Beef, Cheese, Crab/Lobster, and Eggs are high in B12
Salt (obviously), Bouillon cubes, Gravies, Soy Sauce, Salad dressing, Bacon and sun dried tomatoes are all high in sodium.

Help? :)
I've been dealing with severe anemia caused by bleeding ulcers. I'm taking meds and extra iron, but it's been slow to improve until the last few weeks. Did some reading and found that iron from red meat gets into your system faster than that from plants. So I've been eating more meat, especially beef, and had a significant increase in my blood count this time. I also recommend eating snacks of salted nuts and graham crackers with peanut butter.
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Hahah! Yes Ma'am, off to get a bottle now
Bella, I am glad you took the bait - the Princess takes her threats pretty seriously.....specially when it comes to people's health - I know this (lovingly) through personal experience!

But yes, this is a battle I have had to wage with my father who's idea of drinking water was the ice in his glass of scotch . I bought him an insulated metal water bottle and every day when I go up to see him I refill it with the cold filtered water they have on hand. He is doing so much better since he realizes that I am seeing how much he drank in the last 24 hours! The nurses stand beside him at meal-time as well until he drinks his small glass of water....then they give him his milk and supplement shake! His BP is stabalizing and he take (oral) B12 supplements and iron.

Take care of yourself!

(PS, he rarely had scotch, but even more rarely drank straight water!).
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