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What is your marker (hbg level) to anemia.

What is your marker (hbg level) to anemia.

Depends: If heart disease / other chronic illness (-es), try to keep HGB 10+
if young and generally healthy, can go to 8 and sometimes a little lower if know where blood loss came from and that it will not continue to decline. Body then rebounds over few weeks w/mvi w/iron & good diet. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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Is it possible to have anemia but still have a good iron level?

Is it possible to have anemia but still have a good iron level?

Yes: Anemia means low red blood cell count, there are many causes for this, one being iron defiency...Others would include bone marrow suppression, increased destruction of red blood cells or other deficiencies in the building blocks of red blood cells (folate, vit b 12)... Etc. Various blood test can help narrow the list, see your doc or a hematologist. ...Read more

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At what level of hemoglobin do adult males can have mild anemia?

At what level of hemoglobin do adult males can have mild anemia?

Under 13 g/dL: Normal hemoglobin concentration for men ranges from about 13 to about 15 grams per deciliter. It varies slightly from lab to lab. A hemoglobin concentration a little lower than that would be mild anemia. ...Read more

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My hb level is 11.9, Is it normal? If so, how come I look so anemic, I almost have all the symptoms of Anemia

My hb level is 11.9, Is it normal? If so, how come I look so anemic, I almost have all the symptoms of Anemia

Low normal: Depends on what your blood count patterns have been.
How are you taking these vitamins-centrum, ferro-sanol, hematinic--who is prescribing these for you
Heavy menses? Blood in bowel movements? Have you seen M.D. for exam? ...Read more

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My iron is 69ug/l but I have all the symptoms of anemia. My b 12 is 1018pmol/l. Do my levels suggest that of low iron?

Need more info: Iron deficiency is not defined solely by a low iron, other levels are improtant. The most important is are you anemic. The MCV (mean corpuscular volume) is helpful as well. The TIBC (total iron binding capacity), ferritin are important as well. The gold standard for iron deficiency would be a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy negative for iron staining. For B12 def, you need an mma. Ask your md. ...Read more

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My ferritin level is 95.2, hgb 11.7 and hct 36.8. Are any of these levels indicative of anemia?

Definition: The World Health Organization cites Hgb less than 12.5 for an adult woman as anemia. You need to be evaluated though this is unlikely to be symptomatic at this time. There are many causes of anemia other than iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can a high platelet level be from anemia?

Can a high platelet level be from anemia?

It is reactive: Functional medical perspective - high platelet count means there is increased risk of thrombosis - blood clots but I have seen this as secondary due to inflammatory response and it gets better with vitamin E therapy do vit e 400 units twice daily, vit D3 6000 units twice daily, and recheck your levels in 2 - 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can elevated bilirubin levels cause anemia?

Other way around: Hemolytic anemia which is a red blood cell destructive process produce an elevated bili. ...Read more

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Can heavy drinking cause Anemia and lower hemogoblin levels? Thanks

Can heavy drinking cause Anemia and lower hemogoblin levels? Thanks

Absolutely, multiple: Ways. Common sequence: alcohol (+/- chronic viral hepatitis) drives fatty liver (steatosis) & liver scarring (cirrhosis) blocking blood return (portal vein) from intestines = high vein pressure (portal hypertension) enlarges stomach (gastric) & swallowing tube (esophagus) veins plus distal colon & peri-rectal (hemorrhoidal) veins & all leak blood into GI tract faster than bone marrow can replace. ...Read more

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Will? I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anemia?

Will? I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anemia?

More delivered: Anemia ultimately limits oxygen delivery to the tissues. Exercise increases need for oxygen to the tissues. This discrepancy will likely cause more erythropoietin to be released. This cause red blood cell production. Your body will try to make more red blood cells. The overall o2 level in the blood will be the same;just more rbcs to carry oxygen. Your anemia may affect this process though. ...Read more

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If my iron level is 22 but my hbg is normal and im not anemic, does this still result in iron deffenciancy anemia?

No.: Iron deficiency is separate from iron deficiency anemia. If iron levels remain low enough for long enough one will develop anemia. If HGB is normal you do not have anemia and therefore do not have iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable. Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?

Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable. Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?

Unlikely: Anemia can make you weak and unwell but has no serious effects on your body functions like the issue that you have raised. That is not something I would be concerned or worried about. Get a medical check up to find the cause of anemia and get it treated. You will be well soon! ...Read more

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I was prescribed iron pills but chose to stop, is it bad to have anemia and have low levels of iron? If so, what's the worst that can happen.?

I was prescribed iron pills but chose to stop, is it bad to have anemia and have low levels of iron? If so, what's the worst that can happen.?

Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause 'pica' (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w anemia this wk, Rx poly-iron 150 forte, 1 qd, levels to be repeated in 4 months. Should I worry about Fe overload at this dosage?

No: It would take over a year to replenish your body stores of iron to a normal level.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the normal hemo level for women. I have anemia & taking 2 325 mg iron pills a day. My hem level was a little over 9 and I feel like passing ou?

What is the normal hemo level for women. I have anemia & taking 2 325 mg iron pills a day. My hem level was a little over 9 and I feel like passing ou?

Anemia?: Women have hemoglobin level of 12 to 14 Grams normally. You have Anemia which causes light headed feeling when you stand up from a sitting or lying position. You need to find the cause of your Anemia and treat the cause and keep your hemoglobin above 10 Gms. ...Read more

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I had blood test which shows low iron levels. Is this anemia?

I had blood test which shows low iron levels. Is this anemia?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is one type of several types of anemia. Anemia generally refers to low levels of hemoglobin/hematocrit. Iron deficiency can certainly cause this, but in and of itself, iron deficiency is not the same as anemia. ...Read more

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At what level of anemia is no longer safe for me to fly without special treatments?

Anemia isn't much...: ...Of an impediment to flying. If your anemia allows you to walk up a flight of stairs, you have enough reserve to manage an airplane flight. In fact, there are many destinations such as denver where the natural air pressure is lower than cabin pressure on commercial flights. ...Read more

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What can cause anemia? How is it treated? Iron level is ok. Rbc is ok. Hemoglobin is ok

Many causes: You need to insist on a full explanation of the continuing workup. If your hemoglobin level is normal, then I am wondering how anemia was diagnosed. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. ...Read more

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What are normal levels for hemoglobin and RBC count in males. When does anemia happens?

What are normal levels for hemoglobin and RBC count in males. When does anemia happens?

Anemia: Most men run a hemoglobin of 14.0 to 16.5 or so. Below 13 is worrisome. I'd ignore RBC count especially in this global age as some guys have smaller red cells because of mild thalassemia traits. Now, anyone of any age or gender with anemia needs to have the cause found as it warns of something else -- anything from a limited diet to stomach or colon cancer, hookworm, or about 1000 others. ...Read more

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Is there some sort of threshold for normal vs. Anemia, ? With respect to one's CBC levels?

Is there some sort of threshold for normal vs. Anemia, ? With respect to one's CBC levels?

Yes.: There are established normal levels for different age groups regarding CBC findings. Numbers that are barely lower than these ranges will show early anemia. If numbers are outside of these ranges, additional a repeat of the initial CBC may be ordered. ...Read more

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I am a 28 years old female and I weigh 92 lbs. If my hemoglobin level is 12.75. Can I still have anemia?

Not anemia: I think your hemoglobin is fine. I see you are tired and short of breath. You will need to look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Got checked for anemia. Hemoglobin 19.5. Gp said that's good. Is this level normal? Too low or too high?

Got checked for anemia. Hemoglobin 19.5. Gp said that's good. Is this level normal? Too low or too high?

A little bit high: If you feel okay, there's no need for a follow-up. You're too young to have polycythemia vera. If you're on Anabolic steroids at the gym, that's your business. Were you dehydrated? Especially if you've had this before, you might have a high-affinity hemoglobin, a cardiac structural defect, or even a bad case of sleep apnea. As with most? S, the real answer will come from your history & physical. ...Read more

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I prevously had anemia but my levels are ok now, however I still tire very easily. What are some other causes of fatigue?

Many possibilities: There are many causes to fatigue. In addition to anemia, other possibilities include thyroid disorders, depression, anxiety, infections, insomnia (and the many causes to insomnia), diabetes and other chronic diseases, and a whole host of other maladies. Best to see your doctor to make a diagnosis after a thorough work up. ...Read more

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I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?

Iron: But first, you need to find the cause. Are you bleeding, destroying your blood, or not making blood. The most common cause is that you are losing blood. You need to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If the blood test shows that the iron levels are within range, even in the normal higher area.....Does that rule out anemia?

Anemia: While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia esp in menstruating women, there are many causes of anemia with normal iron levels. Ie nutritional b vitamin defiency, bone marrow issues causing decreased production of red blood cells, hemolysis or increased breakdown of red blood cells, drugs etc. Your doctor should help sort things out for you. ...Read more

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My iron levels came back 21 low, transferrin 352.0 normal, tibc 492.8 high, saturation 4.3 % low. Would this be normal anemia?

Iron deficiency Anem: Looks like you have iron deficiency anemia but the confirmatory test is 'ferritin' level in the blood being low. Talk to your doctor to know why you have this. You either may be bleeding from your gut or due to your menses (excess). ...Read more