anemia = leukemia?

could anemia possibly become leukemia ?

what foods are good for anemia?

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  • huggz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Anemia and leukemia are different illnesses with different causes. One does not lead to the other. The only thing they have in common is that they are disorders of the bloof. Anemia affects red cells and leukemia affects white cells predominantly.

    There are many types of anemia, iron deficiency anemia is the most common. Eating iron rich foods will help prevent/treat it.

    Foods that are a good source of iron include:

    liver

    lean red meats, including beef, pork, lamb

    seafood, such as oysters, clams, tuna, salmon, and shrimp, etc.

    beans, including kidney, Lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils

    iron fortified whole grains, including cereals, breads, rice, and pasta

    greens, including collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens

    tofu

    vegetables, including broccoli, Swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, watercress, Brussels sprouts

    chicken and turkey

    blackstrap molasses

    nuts

    egg yolks

    dried fruits, such as raisins, prunes, dates and apricots

    Source(s): nurse
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anemia refers to the condition of insufficient blood in the body. Leukemia can cause anemia , not the other way round. Have plenty of leafy fresh Vegetables, and Iron tablet supplements. You will be out of Anemia soon.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there are dozens of causes of anemia. anemia can possibly be a symptom of advanced leukemia (i think, im no expert talk to your doc) if the bone marrow gets messed up enough but that wouldnt be common. if the problem is lack of iron (which is a relatively common cause, especially in women since they lose blood monthly), then foods that have good iron content can help- but like i said there are dozens of causes of anemia, youd have to talk to your doctor to find out which kind you have and what you could do about it. if it isnt being caused by an iron deficiency more iron wont help

  • 1 decade ago

    Parasite worms may cause diarrhoea and anemia.

    Menorrhagia (Excess bleeding) may also cause anemia. Aside from the social distress of dealing with a prolonged and heavy period, over time the blood loss may prove to be greater than the body iron reserves or the rate of blood replenishment, leading to anemia. Symptoms attributable to the anemia may include tiredness, weakness, tingling and numbness in fingers and toes, headaches, depression, becoming cold more easily, and poor concentration. She may also need to take iron or folic acid supplements if the blood loss has made her anaemic.

    Anemia is a condition where red blood cells are not providing adequate oxygen to body tissues. There are many types and causes of anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is a decrease in the number of red cells in the blood caused by too little iron.

    Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance needed to absorb vitamin B-12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B-12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. Peptic ulcer may interfere with the production of intrinsic factor because of the erosion of gastric mucosa.

    In all cases, proper tests should be conducted and the exact cause of anemia should be established. Consult your doctor.

    Please see the web pages for more details on Parasitic worms, Menorrhagia, Iron deficiency anemia and Pernicious anemia.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are different conditions entirely. Assuming you have been checked by a doctor and there is no underlying condition causing your anemia the simplest solution is iron pills.

    Foods rich in iron include liver, egg yolks, and spinach

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    in young females usually iron deficiency. Eat lots of red meat, and iron pills.

  • Char
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Check here for the best info:

    http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls

    Best wishes

    Source(s): Lymphoma Survivor
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