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Does anxiety cause low hemoglobin count?

My hemoglobin has dropped from 14 to 11 since my last test last year. I am under a great deal of stress for many reasons, mainly my husband who has advanced Parkinsons disease. Does stress/anxiety have anything to do with a drop in hemoglobin? I am not losing weight, I had a pretty normal colonoscopy a year ago with some gastritis and I don t have any bleeding problems. Could this be from stress?
Wed, 16 Dec 2015
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Welcome to healthcaremagic.com. Sorry to hear about the stress you are going through. I would not relate stress and a low hemoglobin count directly, but maybe your dietary needs have changed and you are not eating as well in relation to stress? Just a thought. I hope that this helps. Good luck
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Does anxiety cause low hemoglobin count?

Welcome to healthcaremagic.com. Sorry to hear about the stress you are going through. I would not relate stress and a low hemoglobin count directly, but maybe your dietary needs have changed and you are not eating as well in relation to stress? Just a thought. I hope that this helps. Good luck