World Haemophilia Day; Diet Tips For Haemophiliacs

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The moment one is diagnosed with haemophilia, it becomes essential to keep a watch and control on the foods that one consumes. A healthy diet that includes an adequate amount of iron, vitamins, protein and essential minerals is necessary for every haemophiliac to lead a normal life.

So today in this article we will be explaining about certain diet tips for haemophiliacs. Maintaining one's weight and keeping oneself healthy is very important, especially for those suffering from haemophilia. But before we get into the diet, check out for the causes and symptoms of haemophilia here.

diet tips for haemophiliacs

It is essential to maintain a normal blood flow and prevent any kind of bleeding. Putting on weight can cause further strain on the joints and muscles that can lead to increased bleeding, swelling and cause further complications.

Along with the food, light exercises, like walking or a bit of swimming or cycling can help haemophiliacs in maintaining their weight and keeping them overall healthy.

Listed here are a few of the healthy foods that needs to be included in a haemophiliac's' diet. Take a look.


1. Fruits:

Rich in iron, fibre and essential minerals, fruits should be a must -have for haemophiliacs. Fruits not just help in providing energy but they also helps in maintaining the intestine health.


2. Vegetables:

Along with the fruits, dark green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, that are rich in iron, fibre and mineral content needs to be included in the diet for haemophiliacs on a regular basis.


3. Whole Grains:

One of the best food items that can be included for haemophiliacs is whole grains. Whole wheat, brown rice, flaxseeds and oats are a few that helps. Rch in fibre content and essential minerals, whole grains help in keeping one full for a long time and help stabilize the blood glucose level.


4. Low-fat Dairy:

It is always advisable for haemophiliacs to go for low-fat dairy products. These products contain vitamins and minerals that are low in fats and are good for the heart and help in maintaining a steady blood flow.


5. Avoid Soda:

Soft drinks that contain added sugar, fructose and, artificial colours needs to be avoided. All these only add calories that can prove risky for those suffering from haemophilia.


6. Avoid High-calorie Snacks:

Snacks like burgers and chips that are high in calorie content and lacks essential nutrients need to be totally avoided by haemophiliacs. These foods just adds calories that might cause disruption in blood flow.


7. Reduce Intake Of Fat:

Haemophiliacs need to be careful about intake of fat. They need to avoid food items that are high in fat content as this will lead to accumulation of excess fat in the body and affect the blood flow.

Story first published: Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:15 [IST]
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