I know a woman in her mid-30's who has low-iron anemia and a low white blood cell count. She has had a low white blood cell count her whole life, but not low enough to warrant the more serious types of treatment. She has been tired for the past couple years. She has gotten sick frequently and her appetite has decreased severely. She has had to force herself to eat food.
Recently, she has put herself under a rigorous workout schedule while still eating very little. This has caused her to lose weight. Recently, her doctor told her that she needs to gain 30 lbs in order to be healthy, considering her condition.
She has followed her intense workout schedule (3 times a day) for the past couple months. Her doctor has ordered her to not work her body so hard, and she has partially complied. She has scaled back the workouts a bit but still worked out two or three times in a day on some days. Very recently, she had a clump of hair fall out in the shower.
Does anyone know what could be the cause of her symptoms? Is she simply malnourished? Where could the 2 years of tiredness come from? Thanks for any help you can offer.