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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 are the consequenses of high hemoglobin levels?

What are the consequenses of high hemoglobin levels?

Depends : It really depends on how high the hemoglobin levels are. However, high hemoglobin levels can make your blood thick and increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, or other events that may impair organ function. Mild elevation of hemoglobin can be due to dehydration, poor fluid intake, some medications. Definitely ask your physician because it really depends on the situation. ...Read more

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How to know if I have too high hemoglobin levels at 17%?

How to know if I have too high hemoglobin levels at 17%?

That is fine: How do you feel? It is a little high than most guys but nothing really odd. It will not interfere with anything. Do you smoke? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also has some changes in white cell counts. It requires a specialist to confirm the diagnosis as hemoglobin can be high due to several different reasons. These can be sorted out by visiting a hematologist. ...Read more

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High hemoglobin level. Range is 5.8. Normal range is 4.0 to 6.0. How to drop my level to normal?

Erectile dysfunction: I see your main concern is erectile dysfunction at age 30. I am going to assume this is actually hemoglobin a1c levels; your blood hemoglobin is measured in different units. Your level is in the reference range and this rules out diabetes as the cause of your erectile dysfunction. Two causes that are often missed by physicians are prolactinoma ; hemochromatosis. Continue the workup, good luck. ...Read more

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I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?

I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?

The "numbers": don't appear "right" to me. Ask again with careful use of decimal points and (if possible) NORMAL RANGE for LAB used! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal to have normal glucose levels while having a high hemoglobin A1c level?

Is it normal to have normal glucose levels while having a high hemoglobin A1c level?

Different: Pretend a glucose level is like taking a snapshot in one point in time. The hemoglobin A1c is like viewing a movie over time. So you could have high glucose over time and have one reading, ie the glucose that is normal. ...Read more

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