Re: iron-deficiency anemia and weight gain?
I have gained a lot of weight over the last several months. I found out 3 wks. ago that I am anemic. I've had an EGD and will have a colonoscopy tomorrow. So far they have found esophogitis and gastritis. Can this be the cause of the anemia. I haven't spoken to the GI in detail, but I don't think he believes this is the cause of the anemia. I'm scheduld to see a hematologist next week. What can be causing this and why am I gaining weight like crazy. I feel fatigued, short of breath, have heart pounding and headaches. I've been taking iron for 3 weeks, but still feel the same. The weight gain is really disturbing (on top of feeling like this). Thanks for any help.