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Doctor insights on: High Hemoglobin Count

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Can a high hemoglobin count have anything to do with diabetes?

Can a high hemoglobin count have anything to do with diabetes?

No: High hemoglobin count has no relationship to the diabetese but high hemoglobin a1c has relationship with diabetese and we check it in patients with diabetese. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when red blood cells have a high hemoglobin count?

Could you tell me what happens when red blood cells have a high hemoglobin count?

'Polycythemia': Too many red blood cells, or an elevated hemoglobin is 'polycythemia' this can be a bone marrow problem ['polycythemia vera'] , which can sometimes lead to leukemia, or a 'reactive polycythemia' which is the body reacting to low oxygen stress- like in smokers or being at high altitudes. ...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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What are the effects of high hemoglobin?

What are the effects of high hemoglobin?

Thick blood: A high hemoglobin can be the result of a condition of bone marrow overactivity called polycythemia vera. It can also be caused by low oxygen levels in the blood, caused by smoking or some heart defects. Dehydration can also be a cause. High hemoglobin causes the blood to be thick and sludgey, resulting in poor circulation to various organs. ...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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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 can it mean when your hemoglobin is high?

See a blood speciali: A hematologist can figure it out. You need to be checked for polycythemia which is a low grade cancer of the blood which is often treated with blood letting although there is a new drug now on the market to treat it. For this you need to consult the hematologist, . ...Read more