Hello all ,I was just pondering the difficulties that Em can wreak on digestion for some members and wanted to pop in a thought or two . Low iron levels can result from a diet restricted in animal protein( which of course is hard to digest ) The problems here are twofold in that low iron decreases appetite,and starts a bad cycle and also low iron results in decreased oxygen carrying capacity of blood . So anaemia is an enemy of Em.
Generally ,because we avoid the sun as- Eeek it burns us , means that Vit D stores can be low . This is important for bones etcetc AND immune function .
Both of these along with b12 should be checked in a blood test if not already. If you have had Em for awhile there is probably no way you are getting enough D without supplementing. I know ,I know I sound bossy - I am a mother and frustrated physio - ignore that and find the useful bits Tizzy xxx
While I am at don’t forget the rest of your health as tempting as it is- breast check etc .I am on this topic as I had two moles removed this week and one was moderately dysplastic But can I say despite ten stitches I didn’t feel a thing ,so something is working meds wise?
Oh ,and a Ps
- I put my favourite bath combo in another post,got me thinking why I love either a cool or tepid bath so much? Sure the Epsom salt ,lavender and bicarb are nice but what I think is the real appeal is that my WHOLE body is at the same temperature for the time I soak and that in itself is a miracle. It is so relaxing to be one temp all over don’t you agree ? Again Xxxbye Tizzy