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Cause Of High Hemoglobin Level
My hemoglobin level is 16.8.. I am taking gnc multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg so is this the cause of high hemoglibin level.male?
No: Nutritional supplements are an unlikely cause of elevated hemoglobin. However, even though high your hemoglobin is not abnormally high. You may wish to consult this site for more info in this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more
Erectile dysfunction: I see your main concern is erectile dysfunction at age 30. I am going to assume this is actually hemoglobin a1c levels; your blood hemoglobin is measured in different units. Your level is in the reference range and this rules out diabetes as the cause of your erectile dysfunction. Two causes that are often missed by physicians are prolactinoma ; hemochromatosis. Continue the workup, good luck. ...Read more
Is 15.5 a high hemoglobin level? Or is it normal for a 33 year old female? Some labs that number is in normal range. Some labs it is out of range.
It is normal Hb: I would be concerned if it was over 16 Gms/dl ...Read more
Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool), red blood cell instability (hemoglobinopathies), destruction (hemolysis), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (iron deficiency, for example), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). Rarer causes include cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?
The "numbers": don't appear "right" to me. Ask again with careful use of decimal points and (if possible) NORMAL RANGE for LAB used! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin,what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.
That's fine: That hemoglobin is perfectly normal for a man. And reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more
Got high level of hb & doctor advised me to repeat the fbc test in april2014 again.Now i got 17.6% hemoglobin level wht food u recommend, names plz?
A little high: Forget diet as an approach. I am going to assume that you are not taking unknown "health" drinks at the gym -- these may be steroid-laced. Trust you weren't dried out from heavy sweating when CBC done, or mountain-dweller. You'll need to be evaluated for a possible right-to-left cardiac shunt, sleep apnea (would hate to miss that) or some other lung problem, a high-affinity hemoglobin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer