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What is the cause of having low hemoglobin and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of having low hemoglobin and what is the treatment?

Treatments dpend upo: Low blood can be due to either a leak in your body or a decrease in production activity. Think of the blood as the amount of water in a bath tub. The level of blood will decrease as you open the drain and while the faucet is shut down. For iron, low iron from frequent heavy cramps. Low B12 & folate due to poor nutrition. Go see your family doc regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more

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My friend mother is having very low hemoglobin the ratio is one.What is the immidiate treatment for this?

My friend mother is having very low hemoglobin the ratio is one.What is the immidiate treatment for this?

Unclear: Your question is not quite clear. What is 1? What ratio are you describing? The treatment for anemia depends upon it's cause. ...Read more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if the diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating balanced
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting micronutrients
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Hemoglobin 23, hematocrit 69 in my child age 7.5. Going for phlebotomy for 2 weeks. Very slow progress. What is the treatment I am worried. Advice?

Hemoglobin 23, hematocrit 69 in my child age 7.5. Going for phlebotomy for 2 weeks. Very slow progress. What is the treatment I am worried. Advice?

Polycythemia: Any condition that causes an increase in red blood cell production by the bone marrow will cause an elevated hematocrit. A serious form of this is called poylcythemia vera, other conditions include living in high altitudes, tumors, heart&lung problems, etc. Specific treatment depends on the underlying cause. Do you know the official diagnosis? A more specific answer can be provided if you do. ...Read more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Eat foods containing vitamin B12
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Include foods in your diet containing folate
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Eat combinations of vegetables that provide complete protein
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What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

See below: Please consult the followingt website: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/955496-overview. ...Read more

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My mother has her hemoglobin level as 8 .what treatment should be given for her?

My mother has her hemoglobin level as 8 .what treatment should be given for her?

Find the cause: Hopefully a cause can be found and the anemia treated without transfusion being necessary. If she's short of breath from her anemia, she may need a transfusion to keep her safe. But she must insist that a cause be found. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a hematocrit of 61 and a hemoglobin of over 21?

What is the treatment for a hematocrit of 61 and a hemoglobin of over 21?

W/u & phlebotomy: You should go to see a hematologist to get more work-up to find out the cause of your polycythemia and you definitely will need to get phlebotomy now. If this is a bone marrow problem- phlebotomy is the treatment. If this is caused by other conditions- like lung, kidney/liver problems, drugs etc- the treatment is to fix the underlying condition. Go to see a hematologist-or er if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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