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What are the tests for hemoglobin h disease?

What are the tests for hemoglobin h disease?

See below: Please consult the followingt website:

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/955496-overview. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hemoglobin H Disease (Definition)

Hemoglobin is composed of alpha and beta chains. In hemoglobin H disease, the beta chains are normal but there is little or ...Read more


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What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

Specific Anemia Type: Alpha-thallesemia is commonly called h-disease and it is a genetic disorder of blood cell production in which only a portion of the proteins (globin chains) is affected. The severity is determined by which chain is affected--generally there are 4 chains, conveniently name 1, 2, 3, 4.
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What are the symptoms of hemoglobin h disease?

What are the symptoms of hemoglobin h disease?

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http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/955496-overview. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hemoglobin H disease?

Thalassemia: Hemoglobin is composed of alpha and beta chains. In hemoglobin H disease, the beta chains are normal but there is little or no alpha chain produced. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

See below: Please consult the followingt website:

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/955496-overview. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

More info needed: There are many different types of hemoglobins that are inherited, some varieties are mild diseases, some much more complex...You will need some tests to fully answer the question. The normal hemoglobin molecule carries the oxygen our tissues needs for life so it is really at the center of a lot of important activity. ...Read more

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Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is hemoglobin h disease?

Yes: Hemoglobin evaluation is available through most laboratories, either at a hospital of free standing labs. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin j? Does it have any relationship with alpha thalassemia?

What is hemoglobin j? Does it have any relationship with alpha thalassemia?

Uncertain: Hemoglobin j is actually a group of at least 50 variants that share a common rapid mobility in electrophoresis and ief. Mutations can occur in either the Alpha or beta chains. Most oftenpresent in the heterozygous state and clinically silent. Because of this, and the limited information about them in relation to other abnormal hemoglobins, a relationship with thalassemia syndromes is not known. ...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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What disease is caused by defective hemoglobin proteins?

What disease is caused by defective hemoglobin proteins?

Hemiglobinopathies: There are hundreds of these, from trivial to diseases that are so severe they kill before birth. ...Read more

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Why is hemoglobin A1c high in addisons disease?

Why is hemoglobin A1c high in addisons disease?

Thanks for asking!: The risk of having type I diabetes increases in the presence of another autoimmune disease, such as addison's disease. ...Read more

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Could sickle-hemoglobin c disease be transmitted through blood?

Could sickle-hemoglobin c disease be transmitted through blood?

No: This is a genetic disease. A donor unit with sickle-c will not be accepted, and even if you were transfused with such a unit, it would not affect you. If you perhaps had a hemoglobin electrophoresis after a transfusion, and it showed some sickle and some c hemoglobin, you may have been transfused from two donors each bearing the trait. ...Read more

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Toddlers hemoglobin is 10.9, should I be worried? Could it be low because she currently has 5ths disease? Could it be low due to something more seriou

Toddlers hemoglobin is 10.9, should I be worried? Could it be low because she currently has 5ths disease? Could it be low due to something more seriou

Don't panic: Many things, including current illnesses can influence blood counts. Along with the hemoglobin, the doctor is looking at other indices such as MCV, MCH, and MCHC to determine the what kind of anemia they are dealing with. Without knowing the actual age of your toddler - the hemoglobin is slightly low but not dangerously so. Discuss your child's dietary habits with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin e disease?

What is hemoglobin e disease?

Beta thal variant: This is a mild genetic illness that affects the ability of red blood cells to make hemoglobin. The allele responsible has its origin in southeast asia. A one-dose carrier has no problems; a two-dose carrier may be mildly anemic. ...Read more

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My age 22, bp 100/80, hemoglobin level 10. Am I suffering from any diseases? What should I do?

My age 22, bp 100/80, hemoglobin level 10. Am I suffering from any diseases? What should I do?

Anemia: You are anemic, probably due to blood loss during periods. Take oral iron and multivitamin supplements.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Low hemoglobin and losing weight... after observing the cell, the cells are breaking down it seems. Do you have any idea of what could be the disease?

Low hemoglobin and losing weight... after observing the cell, the cells are breaking down it seems. Do you have any idea of what could be the disease?

More information: Needed...what do you mean "the cells are breaki9ng down" Do you have a "hemolytic anemia" What are your Complete Blood Count (including Red Cell Indices)
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Ok so I have hs disease chronic boils, asthma, allergies, anxiety. My white count is 19000 hemoglobin 11.5?

Ok so I have hs disease chronic boils, asthma, allergies, anxiety. My white count is 19000 hemoglobin 11.5?

See allergist/immuno: Your condition is complex and I would urge you to consult an allergist/immunologist to evaluate both your allergic and immune status. If there is a medical school near you, consider getting an appt with Immunology dept. ...Read more

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My grandson has sickle cell disease and his mother has the D gene, but the father has normal hemoglobin.... all the paperwork from St Jude said there was a disconnect and his hemoglobin is normal? How is that possible, unless he’s not the father?

My grandson has sickle cell disease and his mother has the D gene, but the father has normal hemoglobin.... all the paperwork from St Jude said there was a disconnect and his hemoglobin is normal? How is that possible, unless he’s not the father?

Mgt: I would suggest that they be re-tested.' If one parent has hemoglobin D trait and his father has sickle cell trait, there is a 25 percent (1 in 4) chance with each pregnancy of having a child with sickle cell (SD) disease.'
His father may have Sickle trait without symptoms. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin test in urine came out positive. Should I be concerned? I do have Crohn's Disease that causes vaginal fistulas, but it is not active.

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Hemoglobin test in urine came out positive. Should I be concerned? I do have Crohn's Disease that causes vaginal fistulas, but it is not active.

Yes: Assuming you have true hemoglobinuria. You should see a doctor to determine the true cause of hemoglobin in urine. Blood transfusion and stenous excercise can cause transient hemoglobin in urine. Hemolysis, PNH, or infection (malaria), or kidney disease, or tumor can also cause hemoglobin in urine. In addition, high level hemoglobin in kidney itself can also damage kidney. ...Read more

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What's the reason for fever with low hemoglobin for 79 yrs old male with multiple myeloma if disease is under control after a year of velcade&melfalan?

What's the reason for fever with low hemoglobin for 79 yrs old male with multiple myeloma if disease is under control after a year of velcade&melfalan?

Myeloma, treatment: 1) fever - may be from infection with risk from myeloma itself and therapy. Bortezomib (velcade) can increase risk of herpes zoster (shingles). 2) anemia (low hemoglobin) can be from mulitple myeloma and/or the therapies uesd to control it. Check in with your physician. If confusing a repeat bone marrow biopys and other tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it that the rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit level of a patient with congenital heart disease is decreased?

Please explain why is it that the rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit level of a patient with congenital heart disease is decreased?

Nutrition: The most common reason that hemoglobin and hematocrit are decreased is iron deficiency. In most cases, this is due to either inadequate nutrition (low iron intake) or blood loss (including frequent blood sampling.) neither of these reasons is truly caused by the heart defect, but children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk for either problem. ...Read more

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What is result of CBC if hav Crohn's disease? My hemoglobin and hematocrit is normal. I have CT scan & no found. Now, I have anal fistula. Not relate?

What is result of CBC if hav Crohn's disease? My hemoglobin and hematocrit is normal. I have CT scan & no found. Now, I have anal fistula. Not relate?

IBD and blood tests: Crohn's and other IBD can give variable CBC results. Although anemia is common due to blood loss and inflammation, severity of dz can vary and results may be normal. CT is less sensitive for IBD than endoscopy in mild or early cases. Anal fistula may be related to Crohns, but certainly not always. A good gastroenterologist exam may be helpful to be sure you have right diagnosis. ...Read more

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36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should I be worried?

36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should I be worried?

Anemia: With crohn's disease the autoimmune process may create destruction of rbcs in the bloodstream. More importantly you may have occult blood in the stool (not visible grossly), and may develop progressive anemia. See your GI doctor. There are other causes for this but too complex to discuss here. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause hemoglobin & hematacrit to be low in children?

What can cause hemoglobin & hematacrit to be low in children?

Low H/H: The most common reason for anemia in children is iron deficiency. The first step in resolving iron deficiency anemia in children is by increasing intake through iron rich foods, such as meat, poultry and fish. If this doesn't help, an iron supplement may be needed. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 8.5. I am 20 years old. I am anemic n I have pica disorder. What diet should I start taking? I don't want to take medicines.

Iron: You should go to see your doctor and have some evaluation to find the etiology of your anemia. Although it is likely due to iron deficiency- with the pica, your monthly menses etc- however, it would be best to really find and document the cause of this anemia and treat the anemia based on the problem accordingly. If you do have iron deficiency -you can see more info at- www. Ironrichfood. Org. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Alpha Thalassemia (Definition)

A blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to ...Read more