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can you tell me is there a difference between immunoglubolin and haemoglobin?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes. See below: Hemoglobin is an iron containing protein in red cells that carries oxygen from lungs to tissues. It gives blood its red color. Immunoglobulins are proteins in blood that fight infections.

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How can I naturally increase my rbc, hct and hemoglobin?

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Dr. Kevin Gardner
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Iron: A healthy diet with plenty of iron rich foods (red meats, etc.).
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Is there a way to test my hemoglobin level at home?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
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Yes: There are walk in labs that will do this for you.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What would a normal level for hemoglobin hct be?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
~14gm%: Hb levels are gender dependent. Men: 13.8 to 18.0 g/dl women: 12.1 to 15.1 g/dl hematocrit (hct) is about 3 times the hb value.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are normal hemoglobin levels?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
12-15, 13-16: It varies based on the lab but a rough estimate for adults with no medical conditions is 12-15 g/dl for women and 13-16 g/dl for men. Medical conditions will change what are acceptable hemoglobin levels. Furthermore, a women having a hemoglobin of 11 doesn't mean she's anemic and needs a blood transfusion - there are many other factors to consider.
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What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

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Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
12-18 g/dL: In men, normal hemoglobin concentration is 14-18 g/dl. In women, it is 12-16 g/dl because some is lost during normal menstrual blood flow. Most clinicians consider 11 g/dl to be anemic, while a HGB less than 7 g/dl is an indication for a transfusion.

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