Talking to Your Doctor about Nutritional Anemia
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with anemia. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk for Anemia
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 10/15/2018
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