Yes, a hemoglobin level of 10 will definitely cause serious fatigue. But, in itself, it's not generally considered clinically serious--that is, you won't die from it--so you may have trouble getting the attention of a physician.
Iron may or may not be the answer in any given case. Anemia, even the anemias associated with CD and its treatments, comes in multiple types and a distinct therapy is appropriate to each type.
Bottom line: Complain until you get action! You'll have better quality of life--and probably a longer life--if you get a hemoglobin level of at least 11 or 12. Lower levels stress the cardiovascular system and, over time, take a toll. To learn more about
these implications of anemia, read about
the management of anemia in chronic kidney disease.
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