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What is hemoglobin?

What is hemoglobin?

Found in RBCs: Hemoglobin is a main component of the red blood cell (RBC). It is a protein that serves to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin sc?

What is hemoglobin sc?

Two variants: Hemoglobin sc is present in people who have two variants of the beta chain of hemoglobin. One gene has sickle cell variant and the other gene has hemoglobin c variant. There disease is more sever than hb s trait, but less severe than hb s disease. ...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 color is hemoglobin?

What color is hemoglobin?

Red: Hemoglobin is the iron-containing material in our red blood cells, and is red in color. ...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 measure hemoglobin?

How to measure hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine .By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin rainier?

What is hemoglobin rainier?

Variant Hb: It is one of the variants that binds oxygen strongly that causes tissue hypoxia and high hemoglobin levels. The defect is as follows: an abnormal Hb of the molecular formula ?2A?2145Tyr?Cys; heterozygotes have polycythemia because of increased oxygen affinity of this Hb. ...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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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog.Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 9 is that low?

My  hemoglobin is 9 is that low?

Yes: Your pattern of blood counts is important. Is this a new finding? Do you have blood in stools or urine or nosebleeds? Have you been on any medications that may have caused your blood counts to fall or have you had any yellowness in your eyes? Are you dizzy or lightheaded? Please see your doctor and establish what is going on or go to an Emergency Room and have them verify your blood count. ...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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Is hemoglobin 9 very low average?

Is hemoglobin 9 very low average?

Yes: Hemoglobin of 9.0 is considered moderately severe anemia. Further evaluation is needed. ...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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Is it ok to have my hemoglobin 9?

Is it ok to have my hemoglobin 9?

No: 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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Is 11.3 considered low hemoglobin?

Is 11.3 considered low hemoglobin?

Age dependent: Usually a hemoglobin of <12 is too low to donate blood -- so would be considered low. However, it is usually balanced with the hematocrit and also based on other findings. However, i would consider this to be too low for a 40 year old woman. ...Read more

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What are normal hemoglobin levels?

What are normal hemoglobin levels?

12-15, 13-16: It varies based on the lab but a rough estimate for adults with no medical conditions is 12-15 g/dl for women and 13-16 g/dl for men. Medical conditions will change what are acceptable hemoglobin levels. Furthermore, a women having a hemoglobin of 11 doesn't mean she's anemic and needs a blood transfusion - there are many other factors to consider. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of hemoglobin?

What is the purpose of hemoglobin?

Oxygen: Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and removes carbon dioxide from the tissues and brings it to the lungs to be exhaled. ...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