When is nutritional therapy indicated for the treatment of anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Nutritional therapy is used to treat deficiencies of iron, vitamin B-12, and folic acid. Pyridoxine may be useful in the treatment of certain patients with sideroblastic anemia, even though this is not a deficiency disorder. A strict vegetarian diet requires iron and vitamin B-12 supplementation.


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