Dilutional phenomenon in endurance athletes leading to hemoglobin and hematocrit values that are lower than normal limits
Technically, not a true “anemia” because athletes tend to hav...
Hemoglobin levels 13 to 14 g/100 mL in men and 11 to 12 g/100 mL in women; dose-respon...
Rule out iron deficiency anemia.
Self-limited condition; indices return to pretraining levels after training is discontinued.
Normal physiologic response; no treatment required
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