Anemia a chosc

Bearta bunúsacha coisctheacha

Most anemia associated with nutritional deficiency can be prevented by the following measures.

  • Eat a diet that contains enough fer, vitimín B12 agus D 'aigéad fólach. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, those who have heavy periods and people whose diets contain little or no animal foods should pay special attention. The body can store folic acid for 3 to 4 months, while vitamin B12 stores can last from 4 to 5 years. Regarding iron: a 70 kg man has reserves for about 4 years; and a 55 kg woman, for about 6 months.

    - Priomh natural sources of iron : red meat, poultry, fish and clams.

    - Priomh natural sources of vitamin B12 : animal foods and fish.

    - Priomh natural sources of folate (folic acid in its natural form): organ meats, dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, asparagus, etc.) and legumes.

    To know the list of best food sources iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid, see our fact sheets.


    For more details, see the advice of nutritionist Hélène Baribeau in the Special Diet: Anemia.

  • Do mná which foresee a toircheas, in order to prevent spina bifida in the fetus, it is recommended that you start takingaigéad fólach (400 µg of folic acid per day with food) at least 1 month before conception and continue during the first months of pregnancy.


    Moreover, since the pill frithghiniúna depletes folic acid, any woman who decides to have a child should stop contraception at least 6 months before conception so that the fetus can get enough folic acid during the early stages of its development.

Bearta coisctheacha eile

  • If one suffers from galar ainsealach which can cause anemia, it is important to have adequate medical attention and to have blood tests occasionally. Discuss it with his doctor.
  • Take all necessary precautions if you have to handle toxic foods.


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