Are blood disorders preventable?
Some blood disorders cannot be prevented, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing complications. This is why early diagnosis and management are important.
Although blood disorders can’t be prevented, you can decrease your risk of developing complications by taking good care of yourself. This means:
- Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron like the following eggs, turkey, lean beef, organ meet such as kidney and liver, legumes like black beans, leafy green vegetables and brown rice.
- Stay active with regular exercise.
- Avoid sitting still for long periods of time.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get regular check-ups with your healthcare provider and be sure to get any blood tests they order.
- Take steps to prevent infection. Be sure to wash your hands well and often. Talk with your provider about the seasonal flu shot (vaccine).