A menu for healthy living

If you're living with a bleeding disorder, eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet and maintaining your recommended weight are extremely important.1

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Keep your joints happy by eating right

Unhealthy food choices and limited physical activity can lead to weight gain.1 For those living with a bleeding disorder, a healthy diet and proper exercise is especially important.1 It can help improve overall physical health and specifically increase joint flexibility.2

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3 things to keep in mind

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Should I be tracking my weight?

Yes. Since the dosing of many treatments are based on body weight, you’ll want to track your weight and tell your doctor of any changes between visits.3

Make healthy food choices

While there’s not one diet for bleeding disorders, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) does suggest2:


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Whole grains

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Solid fats

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Added sugars

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Keep exploring

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Living an active lifestyle with a bleeding disorder

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Care for your emotional health

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Connect with a Community Education Specialist

  1. LaFranco J, Delorm D. Making better food choices. HemAware. https://hemaware.org/mind-body/making-better-food-choices. Accessed February 11, 2023.
  2. Riske B. Wellness in persons with bleeding disorders. National Hemophilia Foundation. https://www.hemophilia.org/sites/default/files/document/files/nurses-guide-chapter-17-wellness-in-persons-with-bleeding-disorders.pdf. Accessed February 11, 2023.
  3. Smith KT. Weighty matters. HemAware. https://hemaware.org/mind-body/weighty-matters. Accessed February 11, 2023.