As you mention about your mother,I think this low hemoglobin
problem is unrelated to previous illness.
i.e low hb is not good for patient of hypertension
and stroke as anemia causes more workload
There are lots of causes of anemia .But in age group of 70 year old female history of passing blood in
urine ,stool or per vaginal bleeding is important.Also any history of gastric or intestinal operation is
On investigation -peripheral blood smear s/o microcytic or macrocytic picture is also important.As causes
are different for both this condition.
Microcytic picture is most commonly consistent with iron deficieny and Macrocytic due to vit b12 an folic
So sir,I suggest you to do peripheral blood smear,urine microscopic examination,stool for occult blood.
According to peripheral picture iron or vit b12 ,folic acid
Also important is diabetic control an control of high BP
,as this are independent risk factor for recurrent