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Causes Of Iron Deficiency In Men
Not typically: Erectile dysfunction (ED) comes from any thing that can impair the blood vessels to relax appropriately. This includes medications, as well as chronic diseases like diabetes. ED is often an early indication of cardiovascular disease. Anemia would cause a decrease in oxygenation which in combination with above mentioned causes may be enough to trigger ED. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
POTS: If you mean postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, the answer is no. Pots is a dysautonomic problem, where a change from lying down to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate (tachycardia). Though these symptoms can happen with low blood volume & iron deficiency anemia, pots is not related to amount of blood volume, or the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more
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