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Anemia in Men Post-Stroke Increases Chance of Dying

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In a study conducted at the Yale University School of Medicine, 3,750 men were treated for ischemic stroke. Investigators reported that men with anemia had triple the chance of dying in the year following the stroke. The researchers recommended that the men who had had a stroke be evaluated for anemia.

Anemia is a condition in which a person's blood has less than a normal number of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Anemia is common in the elderly for a number of reasons. Scientists do not know why anemia increases the chance of death, but some believe it may be due to an inability of the blood vessels to respond to changes in blood pressure.

It is recommended that men be evaluated for anemia post-stroke, and that they take some iron or other medications to increase the production of red blood cells.

Prohemia is a treatment option for individuals with anemia. It promotes red blood cell and hemoglobin production to raise blood levels to normal levels. Many users experience increased energy and stamina as their blood levels increase.