Iron deficiency anaemia is the most prevalent and the most neglected nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly among pregnant women. During pregnancy, increased maternal iron is needed as a result of the demands of the growing foetus, placenta and expanded maternal blood volume. The developing foetus is entirely dependent on mother for nutritional requirements. All iron delivered to the baby comes from either maternal iron stores or absorption of iron from the maternal diet.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is managed with the supplementation of external iron containing one or the other types of iron salts. However, it has been reported that the long-term treatment of IDA with these drugs is mostly associated with constipation, heart burn, nausea, gastric discomfort etc. Therefore, mild to moderate cases can be prevented and effectively managed with dietary modifications and Ayush medicines, as it is a common nutritional disorder.
Iron supplements are a part of routine antenatal care and management of mild anaemia includes ensuring the delivery of supplements in the advised dosage and correction of dietary factors. As dietary habits play a critical role in the development of iron deficiency and subsequent development of iron deficiency anaemia. Food based approaches to increase iron intake through dietary modification/ fortification / diversification and provision of hygienic environment are important sustainable strategies for preventing IDA in the general population. Management of anaemia should be based on the gestational age of woman and nutritional status.
High dietary diversity can lead to adequate nutrient intake and thus help in prevention of nutritional deficiency anaemia. Evidences also suggests that intake of diversified diets is a reliable measure to assess the microand macronutrient adequacy of intakes of women of reproductive ages.
Follow 5 'Rights' of AYURPOSHAN i.e. the right Time, the right Quantity, the right Quality, the right Methods and the right Place.
Sahijan/Shigru (Drumstick) leaves contain fiber, fat, proteins and minerals like Ca, Mg, P, K, Cu, Fe, and S. Vitamins like Vitamin-A (Betacarotene), vitamin B-choline, vitamin B1-thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid and ascorbic acid are also present.
Instead of using routine 3-4 types of vegetables, try variety of vegetables in diet
Phala–Shaka Varga: Lauki(Bittlegourd) , Kaddu (Pumkin), Karela (Bitter gourd,) Chichinda (Snake gourd), Tinda (Indian squash), Bhindi (Ladyfinger), Patola (Pointed gourd), Torai (Ridge gourd), Lal kaddu (Red pumpkin), Pakva kushmanda (Petha/ Pumpkin Gourd), Sahijan (Drumstick), Tamatar (Tomato), Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn.), Baigan/Vartak (Brinjal) etc.
Mool - Kanda Varga: Dry mulaka (Radish) and Sneh siddha mulak (Radish processsed), Gajar (Carrot), Lashun (Garlic), Aadrak (Ginger), Rataloo (Yam), beet root etc.
Green Leafy vegetables: Palak (Spinach), Bathua (Chenopodium), Methi (Fenugreek), Chaulai (Amaranth), Sahjan (Drumstick), Arbi ka Patta ((Taro leaves), Sunsuniya saag or sushni saag (Water clover), kulfa, ghol or luni saag (Purslane), Ambadi (Sorrel Leaves), Punarnava (Pigweed) Tanduliyaka (amaranth) etc.
Aangoor (Grapes), Anaar (Pomegranate), Kela (Banana), Nimbu (Lime), Santara (Orange), Mosambi (Sweet lemon), Aam (Mango), Jamun (Indian blackberry) , Amarood (Guava), Badara (Berries), Sitaphala (Custard apple), Kishmis (Raisins), Khazoor (Dates), Chuhara (Dried dates), Amla (Gooseberries fresh and Dried) etc. ** Use only seasonal fruits
Meat (Liver), Chicken, fish (Salmon) & Crabs. (for non-vegetarians) * (Dry salted fish causes digestion problems hence better to avoid. Pork in excess should be avoided.)
If patient is already on iron supplements and has moderate anemia then dose, dosage form, duration, anupana etc. of the medicine should be assessed by Ayush Medical Officer for further management plan. If the patient is not taking any supplementation, then the following Ayush supplementation can be taken under the supervision of Ayush Medical Officer with suitable dose regimen.
Source : Ministry of AYUSH
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