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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 (folic acid) due to poor nutrition. Go see your family doc regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What are the Newest treatments for intermediate to high risk MDS for a 70 years old man. He has RCMD. No blasts. Low hemoglobin & platelets?

What are the Newest treatments for intermediate to high risk MDS for a 70 years old man. He has RCMD. No blasts. Low hemoglobin & platelets?

Supportive care: Not sure about newest TX, but "Supportive care may be the most appropriate TX for older people...this group of people being unable to tolerate the stronger TX used for MDS. Supportive care does not aim to treat the disease but can help alleviate symptoms such as shortness of breath...bruising or bleeding." SEE http://www. Leukaemia. Org. Au/blood-cancers/myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds/mds-rcmd ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is at a 9 what is the treatment for this? My blood sugar levels are also low.

My hemoglobin is at a 9 what is the treatment for this? My blood sugar levels are also low.

You're anemic: There are dozens of common causes of anemia and the cause in your case must be found and addressed. Insist on a full explanation from your physician and if you are not satisfied, get a consult. I am less worried right now about a slightly low blood sugar, but if it's extreme or you feel ill, an explanation's required. ...Read more

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My father had blood tests. Hemoglobin and red blood cell counts low but ferritin, iron, b12 normal. Doctor said he has anemia. Treatment?

My father had blood tests. Hemoglobin and red blood cell counts low but ferritin, iron, b12 normal. Doctor said he has anemia. Treatment?

Find the cause: There are over 100 different causes of anemia. Dad has a bleeding stomach or colon cancer until proved otherwise; yes, iron and ferritin can be normal early-on when this is happening. History and physical, reticulocyte count, stool guaiac, a look at the peripheral blood smear by someone who's good at it comes next. Glad you're there for Dad. ...Read more

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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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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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My 2 year old son has hemoglobin rainier. What treatment options should I investigate?

My 2 year old son has hemoglobin rainier. What treatment options should I investigate?

Hb Ranier: Hello ~ see attached article. I would think this is quite rare and a/c to article has no clinical consequence and requires no treatment. If you are concerned schedule an appointment with a pediatric Heme-Onc specialist thanks
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC322364/ ...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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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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My wife has underactive thyroid and also lack of hemoglobin. Treatment has been continuing for 25 days but she suffers from hair loss. What's reason

My wife has underactive thyroid and also lack of hemoglobin. Treatment has been continuing for 25 days but she suffers from hair loss. What's reason

Multiple causes: If she's only 21 years old and has anemia, the source of her anemia needs to be discovered and corrected. Most commonly in females, it it is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Either way, anemia of any source can cause hair loss. Given her anemia, she should have her iron levels checked and possibly take iron supplements if needed. Similarly low thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Do I qualify for a iron infusion therapy with a hemoglobin of 9 and iron of 21 L and iron sat of 5L?

Do I qualify for a iron infusion therapy with a hemoglobin of 9 and iron of 21 L and iron sat of 5L?

First things first: You must ask first why you are iron deficient. Heavy periods? Pregnancies? Could you be pregnant now? Non-supplementing vegetarian? Bleeding stomach ulcer / cancer? Iron infusions are not for casual use, though they are easier on the gut than iron tablets. There are injectable forms too. Do yourself a favor and focus on the big picture. ...Read more

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My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?

My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?

Needs iron supplemen: Your son seems to have an iron deficiency anemia and needs iron supplement. Iron rich diet does not provide enough iron to elevate his hemoglobin level and replete iron reserve. Check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?

Iron: But first, you need to find the cause. Are you bleeding, destroying your blood, or not making blood. The most common cause is that you are losing blood. You need to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of normal haemoglobin with low R.B.Cs and low hematocrite and other profile is completely normal?

What is the treatment of normal haemoglobin with low R.B.Cs and low hematocrite and other profile is completely normal?

Likely nothing. ..: If you just have a very mildly low red blood cell mass and very mildly low hematocrit but a normal hemaglobin, it's not likely anything concerning especially if all your other red blood cell indices are normal as you mention. It does really depend on what your other numbers look like and how low "low" really is? ...Read more

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Haemoglobin is low 6.3gms and RA factor positive. How to increase haemoglobin as soon as possible and quick cure or home remedy or treatment? Any tips

Haemoglobin is low 6.3gms and RA factor positive. How to increase haemoglobin as soon as possible and quick cure or home remedy or treatment? Any tips

It really depends on: What caused the anemia, however, in any event, raising you're Hemaglobin is a slow (months) process short of a transfusion. ...Read more

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24 male. 135lbs. Most my diet is veg, bloods showed low end hemoglobin. Retested few months later showed higher than usual. Why is this?

24 male. 135lbs. Most my diet is veg, bloods showed low end hemoglobin. Retested few months later showed higher than usual. Why is this?

Take charge here: Please talk with your physician. If you are a vegetarian, you need to supplement. Despite all the disinformation from the "vegetarian community", it is difficult to get adequate iron, calcium, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12. General ill-health occurs just from iron deficiency before anemia appears. Hemoglobin varies by a % or two just based on your hydration. ...Read more

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Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Usually menstruation: In otherwise healthy females with good / "normal" diets, it is usually from excessive menstrual blood loss. This can often be improved upon by a multivitamin with iron (prenatal vitamin with iron works well), dark leafy greens, and occasional red meat. May want to discuss with your gyn to see if needs controlled. ...Read more

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Unless I have beef in my male healthy diet top end of fingernails gets cracked and I get leg cramps and low WBC RBC hemoglobin with fe normal. Why?

Unless I have beef in my male healthy diet top end of fingernails gets cracked and I get leg cramps and low WBC RBC hemoglobin with fe normal. Why?

Zinc?: It may be just chance, or it may be a zinc deficiency that is treated with beef intake. Zinc is a micronutrient. That needs to be replenished daily. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog. Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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I have low hemoglobin. Can I exercise?

I have low hemoglobin. Can I exercise?

It depends: Other health conditions may force you to limit your activity. Depending on the level of hemoglobin, you may be very tired doing the things you normally do. Please ask your doctor about advice regarding exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low hemoglobin count?

What to do if I have low hemoglobin count?

See doctor: Determine the cause to determine treatment. It may be as simple as iron deficiency requiring supplementation, or it may be more complicated. ...Read more

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Do a person sleeps more because of low hemoglobin?

Do a person sleeps more because of low hemoglobin?

Maybe: Fatigue, which might contribute to sleepiness, can be a symptom of anemia. It partly depends on the underlying cause of the anemia, of which there are many. ...Read more

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What are the conditions associated with low hemoglobin?

What are the conditions associated with low hemoglobin?

A number of conditio: Low hemoglobin can be due to blood loss, nutritional deficiency like iron vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) or due to excessive auto immune destruction it is a wide topic which. Annoy be covered in limited space every case has to be evaluated individually depending on age gender and the value of CBC numbers. ...Read more

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Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you don't eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more

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I don't know the fact for low hemoglobin, how to find out and what test I have to take?

Blood Tests: Fortunately the patient does not decide what tests are needed in medicine. The doctor decides this. Your physician will know exactly what to test for to address your concerns. ...Read more