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A 38-year-old male asked:

My hgb is 12.8, low level for men. i like to run 3 - 4 times / week. should i stop until this get resolved or should i continue my normal routine?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Anemia: This level is considered normal for most individuals. You are safe to continue running. Be sure, however, to discuss with your own physician to make sure that this level hasn't decreased and that this isn't an early warning of some problem that isn't obvious.

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Last updated Jan 23, 2016

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