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How To Reduce High Hemoglobin Levels
In general do all guys with mitral valve prolapse have high level of hemoglobin? I've mvp and my hgb is 17.5 could asa reduce my hgb?
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
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
No: No it will not. One needs to be evaluated by a hematologist to determine the cause. ...Read more
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
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
One way, but why?:
First, I must ask why? There are only very few instances where it is medically necessary to REDUCE hemoglobin. Please confer with your physician for a full understanding and if you fit in to one of these categories.
With that in mind, our bodies really only have one way to reduce hemoglobin and that's bleeding. ...Read more
Is 15.5 a high hemoglobin level? Or is it normal for a 33 year old female? Some labs that number is in normal range. Some labs it is out of range.
It is normal Hb: I would be concerned if it was over 16 Gms/dl ...Read more
Yes, in general: If the iron level is low for long enough the hemoglobin will go down. So a normal hemoglobin level tells us that there is no significan iron deficiency...Yet you can have mild iron deficit yet have a normal hemoglobin. So it does not equate with iron levels exactly but more or less...So it is good, not a perfect substitute. ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is increased every time. So what is the best solution to reduce the increase in hemoglobin level?
Why?: The question is really -- "why is my HGB increasing? " if you live at high alititudes the oxygen level is decreased and the body produces for erythropoietin (epo) to increase HGB to allow more oxygen carrying capacity. This is physiologic (normal). Smoking and sleep apnea can cause low oxygen states. If a negative sleep study and no smoking then can check EPO level and jak2 testing to rule out pv. ...Read more
What kind if food that is need to eat if you have 8.5 creatinine and 8.5 hemoglobin what best food to reduce creatinine levels.
No such thing: Creatinine is not a toxin, it's a crude surrogate marker used to calculate how much blood is cleaned per unit time and body surface. I'm assuming you are or staked asking for a dialysis patient. For diet, you mainly need to worry about potassium on phosphorus content as well as sodium. Those are far important. But there is no food to lower creatinine. ...Read more
Recently I made blood CBC all are fine, only hemoglobin levels are high 19.3 normal is (14 - 18 g?
High: You need to have this checked again. You could have been dehydrated, are you a smoker? On any diuretics (fluid pills)? If persistently elevated, this needs to be evaluated. Could be polycythemia. There are other causes as well. Hope this helps. At the age of 39, unlikely primary polycythemia but it can occur at you get ages. Usually presents in 60's but have seen in young people. ...Read more
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?
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
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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