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20 May 2005 @ 02:26 pm
Probably last post mentioning blood + mouths...  
So what sorts of foods should one eat after losing a large amount of blood? I assume some foods are better than others at helping replenishing one's lost blood?
Actually (let us make it clear that I know nothing of the human body) does blood replenish itself? Can your body 'make' blood and if so, what organ is responsible for it?

Anyway, after bleeding from the mouth for three and a half hours in the middle of the night, I have felt rather lightheaded and my legs have ached all day. Since going to the doctor is far too proactive for me, what sorts of foods should I be eating to aid the improvement of my health?
kerokerotab on May 20th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
funny u should mention that since i took my nutrition final today. keyword: iron. you need iron since you've been losing lots of blood. eat more red meat, beans and stuff with whole grains. the whole blood thing is a lot to go over. call me if you want more info.
brokenliich on May 21st, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
also, lots of green stuff, ie. broccoli. very high in iron.
this site looks like it could help: http://www.bloodbook.com/iron-foods.html
it gives a list of iron-rich foods. there's a lot of blood info on that page, too. it can take time to build up your blood and iron, but it can be done. hope you start feeling better soon.
also, i suggest that maybe you should revert back to liquids and mush until your mouth heals more.
capturedcapuu on May 20th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Since kerotab has part one, I'll take part two: Your bone marrow produces blood, primarily in your femurs & humeri. You're wasting your thigh's hard work every time you pop a stitch. ;p
Moon-Mad Eyes - Eyebrows like flakes of sunlightmadnesspassing on May 21st, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
learn something new every day
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on May 21st, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
yep, your body can make blood, which is why i've heard it's good to donate blood cuz then your body can also make new fresh blood :)
...that's what i've heard, anyway ;)
blackmage runs with daggers.ruien on May 21st, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
foodwise, liver and kidneys and kidney beans. Spleens, too. Yes, I know, I have a strange diet.

Visit your local chinese herbalist for the usual little pink paper package of strange things to boil and simmer for a few hours and drink... there're different concoctions depending on how serious your bloodloss is. Those are pretty effective if you're in a hurry to feel better right now (as opposed to seeking a diet that'll help sustain you through this period of time although there're things for that too). The most commonly reccommanded one is the "ba zhen" ("eight precious" -- they're precious cos of their effects, not rarity), usually given out to anemic women after their periods... some of them could be nasty smelling or tasting. Throw in dried orange peel to help with that. But make sure to ask that the peel doesn't cause unexpected effects.
Joseyjoseybird on May 21st, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
What happened?? Were you sick?? =( :hug: Sorry I can't be more of a help then just saying I hope you get better soon =( =/

Btw, since the Luga has still not showed up (it's been 2+ weeks)...could you keep an eye out to see if maybe the package will be returned to you? It's nigh impossible to get another bottle =(
Suzik00kaburra on May 21st, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
:( I'll keep an eye out.

I had oral surgery last Wednesday, and the roof of my mouth hasn't been healing as well as it ought. It likes to randomly start bleeding for a hobby.
Creepy Mustachearby_m on May 22nd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Another good source of iron (I believe) is things like beef consomme - and it doesn't taste bad, if you like your foods extremely salty! You can put it in the fridge and eat it cold straight out of the can.
buhkidvhsdit03 on May 22nd, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
would not salt burn a new (on again off again new, that is) wound
Creepy Mustachearby_m on May 22nd, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
Surprisingly, no - salt is actually good for it & helps the healing process - I know this because I was told to gargle with salt water after I had my wisdom teeth out. You want to be careful though because if the water is too warm/hot it will start bleeding again. So again, my recommendation to the original poster is to stick some cans of Campbell's beef consomme in the fridge, wait an hour or two, then dig in. Plus the soft texture won't poke the wound and open it up again.

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