Russian doctor Alexander Miasnikov revealed that iron deficiency anemia in men can be a symptom of gastrointestinal cancer.The doctor indicated that the low level of hemoglobin in the blood of women can be explained by regular blood loss for natural reasons, that is, the so-called menstrual cycle, according to (Russia Today).
Miasnikov added, “Of course, there is no menstruation in men, and therefore if we see a man with iron deficiency anemia, we must immediately think about the cause, and blood loss in men means in all cases there is a loss of blood from the digestive system, and this is either an ulcer.” Or the presence of tumors. ”
The doctor emphasized that if there is any degree of anemia due to iron deficiency, men should visit a doctor immediately and seek medical help.
And he said: “Men, it is not permissible for you to have an abnormal hemoglobin level, if it is low, then you must go to the doctor: gastroscopy and colonoscopy should be made, and do not neglect the possibility of cancer, polyps, and ulcers.”
Miasnikov noted that anemia is an equal risk for men and women, but that low hemoglobin levels should be of concern.