Supportive Management

  • Eat good sources of iron (e.g. dark-green leafy vegetables, red meats, dried fruits), vitamins B12 (shellfish, liver, fish, crab, tofu, soymilk, fortified cereals, red meat, low fat dairy, cheese, and eggs), and folic acid (dark-green leafy vegetables, dried beans, peas, nuts, citrus fruits and juice).
  • Have plenty of rest. Sleep for 7-8 hours every night in a dark room, as melatonin – a powerful anti-oxidant that promotes healing through boosting the immune function – are found to be produced in higher amounts when sleeping in darkness. If sleeping in a dark room is not possible, wear an eye patch instead.
  • Limit activities to within tolerance to limit fatigue.
  • Perform oxygen-conserving techniques:
    • Sitting instead of standing to perform tasks
    • Eating small meals
    • Performing slower, purposeful movements

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Herbal Medicine

  • Puso ng Saging (Banana Flowers)
    • May be included in salads, soups, or may be used as a viand.
  • Malunggay
    • Eat a cup of malunggay leaves daily.
  • Saluyot
    • Take at least three cups of saluyot leaves daily.


Consult doctor

  • For proper diagnosis and management of anemia.