Food and NutritionFoods to be taken
- Eat plenty of foods that contain calcium. This is extremely important for keeping the bones strong and healthy. Dairy products are a good source of calcium. An added benefit is that dairy products reduce the body ability to absorb iron.
- Vitamin D is needed so that the body can absorb calcium. Vitamin D is contained in eggs, dairy products and fish.
- Watermelon, Spinach, Apricots, Leafy greens, Asparagus, Potatoes, Dates, Raisins, Broccoli, Beans, Peas, Dried beans, Legumes
- Excess iron
- Tea, coffee
Yoga and ExerciseExercise regularly, ask your doctor about an exercise program right for you.
- Persons who receive significant numbers of blood transfusions need a treatment called chelation therapy to remove excess iron from the body.
- If you receive blood transfusions, you should not take iron supplements.
- Eat a healthy diet
- Avoid infections