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A 23-year-old male asked:

Endoscopy clear, us clear. heavy binge drinker daily for one year. now bloods showing low hemogoblin ? can alcohol abuse cause this ?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Your anemia could be secondary to B vitamins being poorly absorbed or other nutrient deficits. Alcohol abuse is associated with same. Formal help with regard to use of alcohol recommended. First things first!

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Last updated Nov 6, 2015

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