Nutrition and Diet plans for Hemophilia

Hemophilia is not one disease but rather one of a group of inherited bleeding disorders that cause abnormal or exaggerated bleeding and poor blood clotting. A person who is suffering from Hemophilia can have difficult times because of the discomfort it causes. And it is an inherited genetic disorder, a congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding. However, it can also be acquired for a lifetime even if your parents did not inherit the disease from their parents. Knowing this disease will help you not only to be aware of it, but you can get guidelines for home remedy.

While no special diet is recommended for people with hemophilia, the basic concepts of good eating still apply. If you or a loved one has a bleeding disorder, choose a diet that includes variety from each of the food groups. The USDA recommends a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and low in solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight is important. If you have hemophilia, your body has low levels of a blood-clotting substance called factor VIII. As a result, you may bleed for a longer period of time after an injury than most people. You may also bleed into your joints and muscles.

Proper nutrition, combined with a safe and effective sports and exercise plan, is especially important to combat an increase in the number of overweight people with bleeding disorders. By choosing a healthy diet and getting the proper exercise, people with bleeding disorders can help improve their physical health and well-being. The USDA has shown how many calories you should be consuming on a daily basis to maintain or reduce your weight. Though it’s difficult to estimate the number of calories you’re eating, or how many calories your child is eating, it’s good to be aware of what amount you or your child should be striving for each day as a general guideline.

Listed below is a diet plan to help you fight against Hemophilia.

*Fill one-half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, but mostly vegetables, such as broccoli or sweet potatoes.

*Choose a lean protein source, such as fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, beans, nuts, or tofu. Eat seafood at least twice a week.

*Complete the meal with a cup of fat-free or low-fat milk, or water, with the goal being to avoid sugar-sweetened drinks at meals.

*Choose a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables. Dark leafy greens are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

*Avoid supplements such as soft and energy drinks, foods containing trans fats like pizzas, cookies, pastries, etc.

Eileen Song

-By Acolades
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