Take Charge & Be Strong For Your Health
The key is making the right decision and then taking the steps to do everything you can to make your life as normal as possible.
Patients with bone marrow failure blood diseases are leading active and fulfilling lives. You have the ability to -live well” —live your life informed and educated about your current medical situation.
Stand-up with your body, mind, and spirit. This triangle is the important key to success.
When a person becomes ill , body, mind and spirit are connected. Be positive, hopeful and optimistic.
Your medical team will do their best to fix the body, but the care of the mind and spirit are in the hands of yourself. Your ultimate goal is to live a happy and healthy life.
STAND-UP FOR YOUR HEALTH
- Ask your Medical Doctor detailed questions
- Treatment options
- Side effects of your treatment
- Make sure to choose an experienced Specialist
- Prepare written questions for your Doctor
- Don’t be shy. If you’re unsure get more details.
- Schedule a visit with a caring friend or family member
- Be informed and gather all treatment options.
Stand up For Your Health
Reduce salty and processed foods in your diet.
Add a combination of variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. Focus on foods high in vitamins, minerals, as well as fiber, protein, and energy!
Eat mostly all kinds of colored fruits and vegetables for excellent nutrition and good health.
Eat at least 5 portions a day. (Consult your Physician)
lncrease non-starchy vegetables and fruits daily.
Eat unprocessed grains and legumes with every meal.
Drink a lot of fluid throughout the day.
Water is the best beverage of choice. Try to drink daily 8 glasses of water.
Reduce caffeinated drinks in your diet
Reduce all sugary drinks such as sodas and fruit juices.
Limit certain foods, know what foods to avoid.
Try not to eat ‘fast foods’ and avoid fried food.
Eat Healthy and Build your Energy during your treatments.
When you or your loved one is diagnosed with bone marrow failure resulting from an underlying disease like Aplastic Anemia and other bone marrow failure blood diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, you should establish and adjust your lifestyle to fight the stress, weakness and fatigue caused by bone marrow failure.
Its important to get enough sleep every night. If you are feeling tired and weak, fight the feeling and dont stop being active.Try to exercise every day, even mildly.
Eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables.
Changing your diet will not cure bone marrow failure, blood diseases but, they can help you to get strong and fight with your illness.
Warnings You Need To Know
Everyone is different and treatments are different.
Remember that simply changing your diet isn’t a cure for bone marrow failure diseases. Do not rely on lifestyle adjustments or natural organic food and drinks to conquer your blood disease.
If you have been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, MDS and PNH, along with Dyskeratosis Congenita disease, that affects your blood cells or bone marrow, get medical attention immediately.
Treatments may involve a combination of
- Chemotherapy or radiation to combat abnormal blood cells within the body.
- Blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants are sometimes used to correct bone marrow failure.
- Additional therapies, such as biotherapy and interferon therapy, are also used.