Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of beta thalassemia?

Updated: May 07, 2021
  • Author: Pooja Advani, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
  • Print

Drinking tea may help to reduce iron absorption through the intestinal tract. Vitamin C may improve iron excretion in patients receiving iron chelation, especially with deferoxamine. [17] However, anecdotal reports suggest that large doses of vitamin C can cause fatal arrhythmias when administered without concomitant infusion of deferoxamine.

Patient activity may be limited secondary to severe anemia.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!