Treating Blood Deficiency


Patients suffering from blood deficiency can be subject to the following symptoms, in varying levels of severity:

  • light headedness
  • blurred vision
  • fatigue, sometimes combined with insomnia
  • numbness
  • pale tongue and lips
  • palpitations
  • slow or weakened digestion

Negative influences

Administering medication is best avoided unless necessary as specific treatment. The patient is rather weakened and more sensitive to the medication.

The following nutrition seemed to slow down their recovery:

  • coffee
  • alcohol (this applies to lesser extent for Dwarves)
  • cold food
  • stress and fatigue
  • eating too quickly
  • milk and cheese
  • sugar
  • bananas

Positive influences

  • positive thinking seems to help a lot for Humans and Elves. Dwarves seem to recover quicker cursing and swearing.
  • tea
  • regular sleep
  • warm food seems to improve recovery. 2-3 warm meals a day is advisable.
  • green vegetables
  • carrots
  • pumpkins
  • seaweeds
  • oranges and apples

Practical considerations

We can hardly provide our patients this nutrition ourselves but might advise them this diet. However, it may prove dangerous or difficult for a patient to obtain such food or prepare it themselves. Keeping them in the infirmary would soon have our beds occupied when we need them for more pressing matters. I therefor propose a practical agreement. There are inns in search of guests, that may prove willing to keep a small stock of the required food if it would yield them more guests. We might want to negotiate with a few inns so we can recommend a safe bed and meal for our patients while they recover.