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Fruits And Vegetables To Increase Hemoglobin
I am a pure vegetarian and wanted to know which fruits and vegetables i can eat to increase hemoglobin content in my body?
It depends...: This depends on whether you are deficient in iron, B12 or folate; if so, then increasing your levels will increase hemoglobin; if not then it won't make a difference. There are no good vegetable sources of b12- you need to supplement with it. For good sources of iron see http://www.Vrg.Org/nutrition/iron.Php for folate sources see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=63. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check iron: Ask your doctor to check your body's iron stores. Iron supplementation may accelerate hemoglobin production. Also, it is important to find out why she is anemic in the first place. If the underlying problem is not fixed (abnormal menstrual bleeding, colon bleeding, stomach ulcer, renal failure, etc) then medications will never be completely effective. ...Read more
Depends: Is your hb low or do you want it to be higher than normal? If it is low, first step is to determine the cause and treat the cause. If you are deficient in iron, a common cause of anemia, spinach, crude sugar, and red meats will provide iron. Living at high altitude will raise the hb in a normal person. ...Read more
Hemoglobin: It really depends on the cause of your anemia. If it's iron deficiency then eating foods rich in iron might help. Simply living at a higher altitude will raise hemoglobin. Other causes of anemia include b12/folate deficiency. Again, search for foods rich in these vitamins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hemoglobin level is increased every time.So what is the best solution to reduce the increase in hemoglobin level?
Why?: The question is really -- "why is my HGB increasing?" if you live at high alititudes the oxygen level is decreased and the body produces for erythropoietin (epo) to increase HGB to allow more oxygen carrying capacity. This is physiologic (normal). Smoking and sleep apnea can cause low oxygen states. If a negative sleep study and no smoking then can check epo level and jak2 testing to rule out pv. ...Read more
Depends: Is your hb low or do you want to have it higher than normal? If it is low, first step is to determine the cause and treat the cause. Living at high altitude will raise the hb level in a normal person with normal hb. ...Read more
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