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Doctor insights on: Does Statins Cause Lower Hemoglobin Leves

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If you have cad, do you need statin if lipid is very well controlled with diet and exercise. My tc 93 tg 96 LDL 42 HDL 41& hemoglobin A1c 4.6.?

Good question: Answers to these questions come from large population studies. Several have shown benefit from statins when there is known CAD even with "normal" cholesterol. The assumption is that even with normal chol level, there is something wrong with the composition, or else it wouldn't deposit in the arteries. There is no way to study an individual, only large populations. May consider low dose. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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What diseases cause the hemoglobin count to decrease?

What diseases cause the hemoglobin count to decrease?

Long answer: Common causes of anemia are iron and folate (folic acid) deficiency. In women, loss of blood through menstruation is a common cause. There is a long list of other causes. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anemia/basics/causes/CON-20026209 ...Read more

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Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause lower hemoglobin and hemacrit levels thankyou?

Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause lower hemoglobin and hemacrit levels thankyou?

For the most part no: Drug induced anemia - low red blood cell counts - from klonopin (clonazepam) is exceptionally rare, basically case reportable (meaning it's so rare that cases of this are published for doctors to better understand). While there are reported incidents, in general, anemia isn't felt to be a common side effect at all. ...Read more

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I doubt of having an H. pylori but I think it's not. Is your hemoglobin or hematocrit decrease? I often have hyperacidity but I think cause by stress?

I doubt of having an H. pylori but I think it's not. Is your hemoglobin or hematocrit decrease? I often have hyperacidity but I think cause by stress?

Be sure: H. pylori is very common in Rizal (prevalence likely 50-70% in your area). Some physicians would go ahead and treat for H. pylori just to see if you improve. If there is bleeding with stomach irritation, then certainly yes, hematocrit could drop. Treatment is usually 2 weeks involving 2 acid suppressors and an antibiotic. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 7.9, how much lower is dangerous?

My hemoglobin is 7.9, how much lower is dangerous?

See below: 7.9 is low and is dangerous, normal is between 12 and 15. Having a low hemoglobin causes your heart to work much harder and on the long run can cause your heart to poop out. Low hemoglobin causes shortness of breath and fatigue which can be severe. Plus you should find out why ur blood count is low, it's important. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hemoglobin is 8.3. what causes when hemoglobin is 8.3?

What do you suggest if my hemoglobin is 8.3. what causes when hemoglobin is 8.3?

Get more info: You have anemia. There are so many possible causes. Some are no big deal and some are very serious. Start working with your doctor to better understand the anemia (possibly more tests). ...Read more

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What causes a low hemoglobin level?

What causes a low hemoglobin level?

Let explain: Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin counts.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: aplastic anemia and others.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made:enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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What can cause low hemoglobin level?

What can cause low hemoglobin level?

Variable: There are many. Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc. Depends on your cbc. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia lower your hemoglobin?

Does pneumonia lower your hemoglobin?

Usually not: Legionella can cause a type of anemia if you develop hemolytic anemia from it. This is kind of like your red blood cells 'implode'. This is atypical. ...Read more

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Can hemoorrhoids cause low hemoglobin?

Can hemoorrhoids cause low hemoglobin?

Maybe: If you have bleeding, the hemoglobin can be lower because of bleeding. Please be seen! ...Read more

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Could hemoglobin of 10.1 cause exhaustion?

Could hemoglobin of 10.1 cause exhaustion?

Yes it can: It depends, if it is sudden drop, you will feel very tired and run down. But if it is slow in onset then it may just make you feel tired. You need to investigate the cause with help from your doctors.Anemia does cause varying degrees of fatigue. ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia decrease hemoglobin levels?

Why does pneumonia decrease hemoglobin levels?

Good question: No good answer. In the hospital, a drop in hemoglobin could be due to multiple blood draws, and or administration of intravenous fluids. Infections can suppress the bone marrow that produces red blood cells, older blood cells die earlier. ...Read more

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What foods can help lower my hemoglobin level?

What foods can help lower my hemoglobin level?

None: There is no food I know which specifically lowers your hemoglobin level. Deficiency of iron and certain vitamins can lead to anemia but then you will end up with even more problems from the deficiencies. ...Read more

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Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Unlikely: Unlikely acute leukemia, plz see a hematologist. Anemia has many causes at your age most common being iron deficiency. Acute leukemia without therapy is a fatal disease. ...Read more

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Can crying profusely for seven months lower a womans, age 76, hemoglobin? Many thanks!

Can crying profusely for seven months lower a womans, age 76, hemoglobin? Many thanks!

No: I do know know of any effect tears would have on your blood counts. Your tears need to be addressed, see your spiritual advisor, or a safe friend, or your health care provider who listens. ...Read more

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How can I lower my hemoglobin A1c levels?

How can I lower my hemoglobin A1c levels?

Improve blood sugar: The way to improve your hga1c is to improve your average blood sugar. Work to keep your fasting blood sugars near normal and watch your diet carefully so that the rise in blood sugar after a meal is not too high. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin A1c and how to lower the marker?

What is hemoglobin A1c and how to lower the marker?

Diabetes: It is a marker for persistent elevated blood sugar. You nee dot see your primary care and be tested for diabetes. Diet, exercise, weight loss and if needed medications can lower HGB a1c. ...Read more

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How come there a decrease hemoglobin and HDL in cva cases?

How come there a decrease hemoglobin and HDL in cva cases?

Not necessarily: Correct. Neither hemoglobin nor HDL are necessarily decreased in cva patients. This may be a coincidence in a given person. ...Read more

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What would cause hemoglobin to be 98 and iron 4 asymptomatic?

What would cause hemoglobin to be 98 and iron 4 asymptomatic?

Iron deficiency: Anemia and iron deficiency in an adult male are a cause for concern and bleeding in the intestine needs to be ruled out. Do not wait for symptoms to develop. Please see your doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having low hemoglobin and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of having low hemoglobin and what is the treatment?

Treatments dpend upo: Low blood can be due to either a leak in your body or a decrease in production activity. Think of the blood as the amount of water in a bath tub. The level of blood will decrease as you open the drain and while the faucet is shut down.

For iron, low iron from frequent heavy cramps. Low B12 & folate (folic acid) due to poor nutrition. Go see your family doc regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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What might cause lowered potassium and hemoglobin?

What might cause lowered potassium and hemoglobin?

Too many choices.: Need to give more info as the range of possibilities is huge. How low is k+? What meds are being taken? What are underlying illnesses? Could be renal failure and lasix (furosemide). Could be normal if values only slightly low. ...Read more

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What causes hemoglobin levels to be high?

What causes hemoglobin levels to be high?

See below: Causes of high hemoglobin include, dehydration, residence at high altitude, cyanotic heart disease, chronic respiratory illnesses and red cell leukaemia. ...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 causes the body to keep having low hemoglobin.

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

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For men if hemoglobin is 5.4 wat is d causes for it?

For men if hemoglobin is 5.4 wat is d causes for it?

Severe Anemia: 51 y/o male asks For men if hemoglobin is 5.4 what are the causes for it. That is Severe Anemia Normal hemoglobin range for men usually 12.1 to 15.9. So one is losing blood from somewhere in the body &/or not making enough blood somehow. This is a significant issue which should be brought to the Urgent attention of ones PCP, Gastroenterologist and/or Hematologist for some form of intervention. ...Read more