- Replace needed nutrients
Prevent and treat anemia with supplemental iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid; you should not take iron unless a blood test has revealed a deficiency
- Get a checkup
Visit your healthcare provider for a test to determine the cause
- Add L-carnitine to your routine
If you have thalassemia, take 100 mg of this nutritional supplement per 2.2 pounds of body weight each day to reduce the need for blood transfusions
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