Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: May 16, 2015
Binding: Kobo eBook
Ode To Anemia
Anemia you cause me to look pale
The pallor is in my skin, mouth and nail
The reason is either fewer red blood cells
Or too little hemoglobin present in RBC shells
The hemoglobin gives the RBC their red color
With less hemoglobin in the cell comes the pallor
Hemoglobin also carries oxygen to my body and brain
Without the oxygen in my cells I will feel drained
There may be difficulty in breathing
The heart rate may be fast and racing
Brain confusion, lethargy and giddiness
There will be also muscle weakness
Bleeding too much in the menses or elsewhere
May also cause anemia, as can breakdown of RBC everyday
Treatment is by good healthy diet with iron and vitamins
Replacement of blood may be necessary for bleeding within
-An original poem by Kenneth Kee
Interesting Tips about the Anemia
A Healthy Lifestyle
1. Take a well Balanced Diet
2. Eat a well-balanced diet that includes good sources of
a. Iron (liver, meat, peas, beans, whole grain),
b. Vitamin B12 (foods of animal origin only, including meats, liver and kidney, milk, cheese, fish, shell fish and eggs)
c. Folic acid (present in most vegetables).
d. Vitamin C can make the stomach more acidic and can improve the absorption of iron in the diet.
Reduce the consumption of caffeine products and tea as they can decrease the absorption of iron.
Antibiotics to treat infections
Hormones to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in teenaged and adult women
A man-made version of erythropoietin to stimulate your body to make more red blood cells
3. Keep bones and body strong
Bone marrow produces our blood
Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.
Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.
Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as ...