A 39-year-old member asked:
could i still have anemia if i eat meat?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Lang answered
52 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There are many causes of anemia and deficiency of iron is only one of them. If you get enough iron and are anemic, you need a medical evaluation.
Answered on Dec 7, 2015
Dr. Michael Engel answered
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Of course....: Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms. A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
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