Re: Can alcoholism cause iron deficiency anemia?
yes it can.
This is how it works the alcohol causes absorption issues, the absorption issues cause the anemia.
They are are also prone to other absorption issues.
It may be that the doctor doesn't realize the extent of the drinking. I would ask for a nutritional panel to look for any other deficiencies.
Also, if he won't stop drinking they can do infusions or injections for the iron