Choices Concerning Low Energy in Men – Pt 5

Why Men Have Low Energy (Serial) – Part 5

What Causes Low Energy in Men and What are Their Choices

Iron(-less) Man

Iron-deficiency anemia is usually more common in women than men. However, all types of anemia can be a cause of chronic low energy and fatigue. Low iron levels in men can result from a poorly balanced vegetarian diet, frequent blood donation, or internal bleeding from, for example, the stomach or intestinal tract. Other forms of anemia can be caused by vitamin deficiencies such as low levels of vitamin B-12 or folate.

Depending on the cause, anemia symptoms can include:

extreme fatigue
pale skin
shortness of breath
strange cravings to eat non-food items (dirt, ice, clay)
tingling in the hands and feet
tongue swelling or soreness

Other complications can include irregular heartbeat and a decreased ability to exercise.


If you are vegetarian, make sure you include servings of leafy Iron-rich Foodsgreens, such as spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard and beet greens, and other greens like broccoli, as well as lentils and beans, nuts and seeds, grains (for example whole wheat, brown rice and fortified breakfast cereals), and/or dried fruit.

Should you donate blood often, increasing your intake of iron supplements or iron-rich foods should help.

If you suspect or know that you have internal bleeding, you MUST see a doctor to determine the cause and treatment and to determine the best way to increase your iron intake.

A portion of this fifth excerpt (of seven) is from an article, published by, that was drawn from publications by the following organizations –

– National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
– Sleep Foundation
– Mayo Clinic
– National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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About Rob Dunn

In my youngin' days, I grew up on a farm in Kansas. Now I live near an Air Base overseas and work my Network Business worldwide. What a switch, huh? Yes, I learned a lot over many years but the most important lesson I learned is "We ALL have a Choice as to what we want to achieve in life!" Welcome to Great Daily Choices blog!
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