New Delhi : In thalassemia, the hemoglobin in the blood is less than the proper amount. It causes anemia. Causes fatigue. World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on May 8 each year to raise awareness of the disease. An iron-rich diet is essential for maintaining a healthy level of hemoglobin in the blood.
According to dietitians, low iron levels can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness, and cold hands and feet.
Iron makes our body grow, grow. Iron also acts as a cocomponent of neurotransmitters. It is an important factor in the synthesis and metabolism of hormones. Iron increases hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin is a protein in the blood that plays an important role in transporting oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.
India has a large number of vegetarians. Therefore, low iron intake through a vegetarian diet increases the risk of iron deficiency. Vegetarians get iron from plants, grains, and fruits. The iron found in vegetarianism is not properly absorbed by our body. Therefore, the diet of vegetarians should be high in iron. Eat a diet rich in vitamin C to help your body absorb iron. Iron is found in cereals, nuts, legumes, various seeds and leafy vegetables. Meat is rich in iron. Meat, chicken, fish are good sources of protein.
If thalassemia sufferers have to transfuse blood, there is a risk of elevated iron levels. Therefore, the diet of such patients should be consulted by an expert. Always be vigilant to maintain the proper amount of iron. Too much can lead to toxins in the body that can lead to poor health.