|borderline anemia & thyroid problems
Apr 14, 1998
I have a middle aged husband with a thyroid condition, who takes synthroid daily. His health had been very good other
wise. Recently his blood tests showed him borderline anemic. He has an A-type personality, and runs 3 times a week. He doesn't eat red meat. But he eats alot of seafood. He does seem somewhat less engergetic, (not too bad), and his libido has decreased. He has been very concerned about the cause of his anemia. UI guess my question is: Would his thyroid condition have anything to do with his anemic condition?
Response from Mr. Molaghan
Your husband's thyroid condition could indeed have something to do with his anemia. People with hypothyroidism sometimes develop a macrocytic anemia (anemia characterized by large red blood cells). The fact that he is experiencing low energy and decreased libido could be related to his thyroid condition or perhaps a decreased level of testosterone. Does your husband have HIV disease? More clinical information is needed, but it sounds like your husband needs to be evaluated by his physician since he is experiencing new symptoms that are affecting the quality of his life.
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