Anemias - Prevention

Inherited forms of anemia cannot be prevented. Parents can often find out if they carry the genes for anemia. With this information, they can decide if they want to have children and pass those genes on to them.

Eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol is a simple method to protect against deficiency forms of anemia. To be safe, a person can take nutritional supplements to ensure that he or she is getting enough iron.

Some methods of preventing specific types of anemia include:

  • Avoiding lengthy exposure to industrial chemicals and drugs known to cause aplastic anemia
  • Not taking medications or eating foods that may cause hemolytic anemia
  • Receiving regular B 12 shots to prevent pernicious anemia

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