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Any medicines to reduce high hemoglobin without any side effects?

Any medicines to reduce high hemoglobin without any side effects?

Need the why: Hi hemoglobulin can be as simple as dehydration or my be related to list of many things. One is smoking. There are also many secondary causes related to something else i.e. Pulmonary disease. There are congential abnormal hemoglobulin or primary bone marrow disorders like polycythemia vera. This needs to be worked up. Treatments usually include phlebotomy i.e. Drawing blood off. ...Read more

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My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal,ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal,ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusion. I do trust that a cause for your iron deficiency has been sought adequately -- I've seen colon cancer missed in a woman in her 20's with fatal results. If you're deficient due to monthy loss, talk about supplements; if from reflux, Rx'ing this. ...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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If low hemoglobin effects the high count of lymphocytes?

Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher , anemia can happen.Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md. ...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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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 to take if the hemoglobin count is too high?

Find the cause first: It is uncommon to have high hemoglobin unless you have polycythemia which is a type of blood cancer. New drugs are now available to control polycythemia related high hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What might a high hemoglobin indicate for the body?

What might a high hemoglobin indicate for the body?

High Hb: High hemoglobin may be normal in a person residing at high altitude. It may occur in patients with chronic lung disease, cyanotic heart disease, variants of hb gene that bind oxygen tightly, and dehydration. A type of blood cancer, polycythemia vera has high hb. ...Read more

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