Could My Anemia Be Related to Gluten?
My MCV is normal (93), right in the middle of the high/ low range. But my hemoglobin (12.2), hematocrit (35.5) and red blood count (3.84) are all a bit lower than the low range. Can this be connected to gluten problems, too? Thank you. Dr. told me to take iron but I frequently eat home grown grass fed beef, cook on cast iron and have iron in my water.
So, I did not take iron, but instead take B12 and folate. So far I'm not bouncing back, but seem a little better, still fatigued and can't gain weight (skinny). I'm wondering if I should give up gluten and see what happens. I've been losing weight and very fatigued, sometimes swollen fingers, joint pain and gas/pain under my right ribs. Dr. took x-rays and blood tests and said all she could find was anemia. I'm a 56 year old male.