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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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Hemoglobin is 6.1 & t.L.C. Is 4500, what to do?

Hemoglobin is 6.1 & t.L.C. Is 4500, what to do?

Get a workup: You are seriously sick and need to get with a competent physician in your own community if you value your life. If you do not have access to health care, phone the nearest medical school now -- at these places, there's likely to be a clinic for those who may be like you. ...Read more

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I don't know the fact for low hemoglobin , how to find out and what test I have to take?

Blood Tests: Fortunately the patient does not decide what tests are needed in medicine. The doctor decides this. Your physician will know exactly what to test for to address your concerns. ...Read more

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How long does lmwh or heparin stay in the system for? I had a dose based on my bodyweight 84kg as they couldn't scan me overnight.

It depends on...: It depends on the way it was given. regular heparin is given IV and has a short stay in blood. When these are given under the skin(SubQ), they are present int he body for 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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Will someone with possible mds have his hemoglobin and RBC up or stable for a year without any medication. Or that won t be mds. Best?

Will someone with possible mds have his hemoglobin and RBC up or stable for a year without any medication. Or that won t be mds. Best?

Sure: Myelodysplastic syndrome is a diagnosis made after careful review of the big picture of the labs, usually including a bone marrow exam and nowadays often a chromosome / genetic study. ...Read more

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What does hemoglobin do?

What does hemoglobin do?

Carrier: Carries oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. It actually changes color when it binds to the former, which is why shed blood is bright red and the blood you see drawn into a tube is deep purple. It's a pH buffer and more. ...Read more

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What does hemoglobin mean?

What does hemoglobin mean?

Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is part of a red blood cell that moves oxygen and carbon dioxide from one part of the body to another. ...Read more

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How to manage low hemoglobin?

How to manage low hemoglobin?

Go to see your MD: Go to see your md and have some more evaluation and work-up. There are many different causes of anemia. Treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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What is a healthy hemoglobin?

What is a healthy hemoglobin?

12-16 women14-18men: Healthy adults male 14to18grms, in healthy adult females 12to16grms
men after middle age12.4to14.9grms
women after middle ages11.7to13.8grms
children 11to13grms
these are the normal and healthy levels. ...Read more

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Can you die from low hemoglobin?

Can you die from low hemoglobin?

Yes absolutely: One can die due to a very low hemoglobin level- for instance due to massive bleeding- due to lack of oxygenation on the vitals organ causing cell deaths , organ failure and ultimately death. The incidence is low in the usa, as we do have much better access to medical center. In the other part of the world- those happen frequently unfortunately. ...Read more

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What does a high hemoglobin mean?

What does a high hemoglobin mean?

Polycythemia: There are only a few causes of a high hemoglobin. We divide these cases into primary and secondary high hemoglobin, or "polycythemia." secondary means caused by heart disease, hypoxemia, tobacco, sleep apnea. Primary means a benign blood disease called polycythemia vera. A hematologist can usually determine which type of polycythemia a patient has. ...Read more

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How can I increase hemoglobin levels?

How can I increase hemoglobin levels?

Need more info: What is your hemoglobin? If it is low, you need to consult your doctor to ascertain the cause. The treatment depends on the cause of anemia. ...Read more

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What is the normal count of hemoglobin?

What is the normal count of hemoglobin?

Varies with gender: Normal hemoglobin for males: 13-16 gm/dl; females: 11.7-15 gm/dl. Exact values depend on the laboratory where the test is done and results when given should contain "reference ranges" for the normal by the lab. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin is acceptable. is this right?

Hemoglobin is acceptable. is this right?

Hemoglobin is: essential. We all have hemoglobin in our red blood cells and it carries oxygen to the tissues. There is no choice about the matter. It is not clear what you mean by acceptable as you cannot refuse it. ...Read more

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How is low molecular weight heparin used?

Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is given as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection, which is more convenient than a continuous IV infusion of standard heparin. ...Read more

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My recent hemoglobin is 119 is it normal?

My recent hemoglobin is 119 is it normal?

11.9 gm/dL: This is a bit lower than most healthy women, and you being 18 years old and complaining of fatigue may have early iron deficiency; the fatigue begins before the anemia announces itself. Your physician's here to help you. Talk with him/her about this and other possibilities; if you have a filipino thalassemia variant, this may be normal for you. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 7.8. Is this good or bad.

My hemoglobin is 7.8. Is this good or bad.

It's low: Normal range of hemoglobin for women is 12-15, so yours is quite low. At levels less than 8, many people will have some symptoms of shortness of breath or decreased exercise tolerance. Your body can get used to lower levels over time, but you should still work with your doctor to find out why it's low and to bring it up closer to normal. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have low hemoglobin?

What should I do if I have low hemoglobin?

Low Hgb: Hemglobin is a molecule found in red blood cells to carry oxygen. It is composed of 2 globulin proteins and iron. So to raise it, you need to know if it is the iron that is missing from your body ( most common) or an underproduction of globulin. Get a serum iron level and if low, replace iron to normal levels. Also check for sources of bleeding such as from the gut. Stop iron once corrected. ...Read more

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What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

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. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 95 g/l. Should I be worried ?

My hemoglobin is 95 g/l. Should I be worried ?

Low: Followup with your doctor to determine the cause. It may be related to your blood make up, chronic disease, lack of a vitamin or iron or you maybe loosing blood. There are a lot of reasons and you need to find out the cause first. Then you can look at the treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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High hemoglobin levels. What does that mean?

High hemoglobin levels.  What does that mean?

Depends: On whether you have symptoms. This is called hemoconcentration and it happens normally when you live on a high mountain. When it happens at ground level it means that oxygen is being used in your system inefficiently. The commonest cause is vitamin B1 deficiency. ...Read more

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What is considered dangerous in low hemoglobin?

What is considered dangerous in low hemoglobin?

ALWAYS serious: Being "a little bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." even if the anemia is not life-threatening, it warns that you're sick and you need to find the cause. Especially, iron deficiency anemia without explanation screams out for a work-up -- "am i losing blood into my gut from an undiagnosed cancer?" you must demand your physician find the cause. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the function of hemoglobin?

Please help! what is the function of hemoglobin?

Carry oxygen: Hemoglobin is to bound the oxygen molecules from your lung , carry them and deliver them to organs in your body. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to lower hemoglobin naturally?

Why?: What is your hemoglobin level? If it is elevated, the cause needs to be determined and treated. If the hemoglobin level is pathologically elevated, there are no "natural" ways to lower it, unless you call blood letting "natural". ...Read more

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What to take if the hemoglobin count is too high?

Find the cause first: It is uncommon to have high hemoglobin unless you have polycythemia which is a type of blood cancer. New drugs are now available to control polycythemia related high hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What might a high hemoglobin indicate for the body?

What might a high hemoglobin indicate for the body?

High Hb: High hemoglobin may be normal in a person residing at high altitude. It may occur in patients with chronic lung disease, cyanotic heart disease, variants of hb gene that bind oxygen tightly, and dehydration. A type of blood cancer, polycythemia vera has high hb. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read more

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What causes the body to keep having low hemoglobin.

Anemia: There are many causes of persistant anemia( low hemoglobin).To identify the exact cause, and correct it, a detailed history, physical exam, and lab work is required. ...Read more