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My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin,what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin,what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

That's fine: That hemoglobin is perfectly normal for a man. And reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read more

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We have a son of 1.5 years old. Her hemoglobin is 10. Please suggest a quick and good weight to increase weight and improve health with normal bp?

We have a son of 1.5 years old. Her hemoglobin is 10. Please suggest a quick and good weight to increase weight and improve health with normal bp?

Son of 1.5 years: Can you refrrase your question, we can not understand 1.5 years with hemoglobin of 10 is not that bad he can take vitamins with iron and if it does not go up he should be tested for other causes of anemia, have his blood lead level done as well.Second part of the question we need more information, so refrase and send back. ...Read more

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Can a hemoglobin test at the health department show up drugs?

Can a hemoglobin test at the health department show up drugs?

No: A hemoglobin test is just that; it tests the level of hemoglobin in your blood. It is a simple test usually requiring only a few drops of blood. Testing for drugs or anything else should not been done without your knowledge and consent. ...Read more

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Have white cellscount 3.7th/ul, eosinophils 7ng/ml, vit d 19ng/ml and hemoglobin A1c 5.8%. What means? What happened with my health? Please answer me!

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Have white cellscount 3.7th/ul, eosinophils 7ng/ml, vit d 19ng/ml and hemoglobin A1c 5.8%. What means? What happened with my health? Please answer me!

Blood work: The best way is for you to discuss with the doctor who ordered the test. Anyway, the interpretation will depend on the normal range used at the lab where you had the tests done. In general, here, your white blood cell is mildly low , and you are deficient in vitamin d. Go to see your doctor and discuss in detail, also further evaluation for your low white cell and prescription of vitamin d. ...Read more

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I'm a female 33 5'7 213 I have a few health issues. None that should link to random bruising on my arm. Hemoglobin is over 1700. What could it be?

I'm a female 33 5'7 213 I have a few health issues. None that should link to random bruising on my arm. Hemoglobin is over 1700. What could it be?

Hypoxia: Given the information you provided, you likely have obstructive sleep apnea and your body is experiencing hypoxia at night. The best solution would be to lose weight, not an easy thing. Please consult your doctor for a sleep test and possible use of cpap/bipap at night. ...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