Does anemia account for the fatigue experienced by men on ADT?

A small study with only 35 men…. The results confirms that ADT can cause a shift in blood markers, notably red blood cell counts and hemoglobin concentrations. These changes contribute to the fatigue that is often experiences by men on ADT.


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