Anaemia is a decrease in haemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells, which alters their function. In prostate cancer, anaemia can arise for various reasons. Hormonal treatment may boost anaemia, as testosterone in men is one of the hormones responsible for synthesising red blood cells. The main symptom of anaemia is tiredness or feeling weak. In some cases, there may be a lack of iron, known as iron-deficiency anaemia, which is why patients should have a varied and balanced diet, ensuring an appropriate intake of iron-rich foods and enhancing its absorption.
|Iron-rich animal-based foods:|
|Lean red meat (beef, horse, ox, lamb…) in moderation, maximum of one portion per week (125 g).|
|Iron-rich plant-based foods:|
To ensure iron absorption, when iron-rich foods or iron supplements are ingested, the following foods should be limited:
Ensure that main meals contain, either as a starter, main course or side dish, foods with vitamin A or C, as they stimulate iron absorption: