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How does hemoglobin carry oxygen in the blood

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Low ferritin: Low ferritin eventually leads to iron deficiency anemia.Your current hemoglobin is within normal range for a young woman. When one is anemic, hgb los... Read More

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Less O2 delivery: High o2 affinity HGB (leftward shift in o2 saturation curve) means it requires a higher partial pressure of o2 to achieve the same o2 saturation. Th... Read More
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 18 years experience
Probably thalesemia : Based on the limited information provided.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
anemia: This may be an iron deficiency anemia causing red cells to be small. This is common and the treatment is usually increasing a special type of iron in... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: The Tred blood cells. What makes these un nucleated cells unique is that they contain the hemoglobin molecule which can transport oxygen and release ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
85-100%: Usually Oxygen Saturation run from 85-100 % saturation. Below this is a medical emergency. There is an S shaped graph that shows this physiologic rel... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
What carries enzymes: Blood is made up or cells and proteins and water and other chemicals including enzymes. Blood is carried by red cells. Enzymes are in red cells and al... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Skinner
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Hemoglobin: the chemical is called hemoglobin.
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Sores: Inadequate blood supply to skin results in sores where the tissue dies from inadequate blood supply. This can be seen in patients with severe raynaud'... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is the actual molecule that carries oxygen. Red cells are bags full of hemoglobin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is the molecule in red cells that transports oxygen.

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