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Could you develop anemia in 2 mos from eating under 800 calories per day for that period of time (dr.-unsupervised)? hemoglobin was normal before this

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Starvation

Yes. of course.
If you are malnourished and a women who is having menstrual bleeding this should not come as a surprise. Starvation diets are the most dangerous and ineffective (in the long run) choice for dieting.

In brief: Starvation

Yes. of course.
If you are malnourished and a women who is having menstrual bleeding this should not come as a surprise. Starvation diets are the most dangerous and ineffective (in the long run) choice for dieting.
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure thing

Yes, if you don't eat a well balanced diet including Iron and vitamins you could become anemic from Folate (folic acid) deficiency, B12 deficiency and Iron deficiency, it all depends on your storage level of these prior to dieting that how quickly you become anemic.
This kind of diet is not recommended and not wise, could cause malnutrition and also backfires with Carb craving and also not sustainable.

In brief: Sure thing

Yes, if you don't eat a well balanced diet including Iron and vitamins you could become anemic from Folate (folic acid) deficiency, B12 deficiency and Iron deficiency, it all depends on your storage level of these prior to dieting that how quickly you become anemic.
This kind of diet is not recommended and not wise, could cause malnutrition and also backfires with Carb craving and also not sustainable.
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Dr. Robert Greenheck
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Possibly

If your diet is low in Iron, Vitamin B-6 orB-12 This could certainly occur.

In brief: Possibly

If your diet is low in Iron, Vitamin B-6 orB-12 This could certainly occur.
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