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What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

12-18 g/dL: In men, normal hemoglobin concentration is 14-18 g/dl. In women, it is 12-16 g/dl because some is lost during normal menstrual blood flow. Most clinicians consider 11 g/dl to be anemic, while a HGB less than 7 g/dl is an indication for a transfusion. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl, hematrocrit 36%. Redblood cell distribution width 16.1%. MCV 81 fl. Can someone tell me if these numbers are ok?

Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl, hematrocrit 36%. Redblood cell distribution width 16.1%. MCV 81 fl. Can someone tell me if these numbers are ok?

Low hemoglobin: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, for a male your hemoglobin is low and you need to be checked out for blood loss and/or mal-absorption. Please consult your doctor for that. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the symptoms of hemoglobin d, and any other useful information?

Could you tell me the symptoms of hemoglobin d, and any other useful information?

Usually none: Patients with hemoglobin d disease (both copies of the beta-hemoglobin gene carry the mutation) usually have mild anemia and no symptoms. If someone has both hemoglobin d and the mutation for sickle cell disease, they can have health problems. For an excellent overview of hemoglobin d, see: http://www. Stjude. Org/stjude/v/index. Jsp? Vgnextoid=30f0db6324d6f110vgnvcm1000001e0215acrcrd. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

Hemoglobin analyzer: If you one of those machine it work almost like the blood sugar test for diabetes. ...Read more

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How to measure hemoglobin?

How to measure hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine. By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Diabetes.: A HgbA1C of 8.4 suggests you have diabetes which is not well controlled, and therefore you are at risk for long-term diabetic complications. It needs to be lowered, ideally below 6.5% ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 7.9, how much lower is dangerous?

My hemoglobin is 7.9, how much lower is dangerous?

See below: 7.9 is low and is dangerous, normal is between 12 and 15. Having a low hemoglobin causes your heart to work much harder and on the long run can cause your heart to poop out. Low hemoglobin causes shortness of breath and fatigue which can be severe. Plus you should find out why ur blood count is low, it's important. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?

My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?

No - incr DM risk: We used to consider hemoglobin A1c (hgba1c) <6% as normal w/6-7 considered good control for diabetes. A couple of yrs ago, we relabeled <5.7 as normal w/5.7-6.4 as increase risk for diabetes while >6.4 is considered consistent w/diabetes. Talk to your family doc, change your eating habits & increase your physical activity. Then recheck in 3mo as hgba1c represents running 3mo average of blood sugar. ...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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Have white cellscount 3.7th/ul, eosinophils 7ng/ml, vit d 19ng/ml and hemoglobin A1c 5.8%. What means? What happened with my health? Please answer me!

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Have white cellscount 3.7th/ul, eosinophils 7ng/ml, vit d 19ng/ml and hemoglobin A1c 5.8%. What means? What happened with my health? Please answer me!

Blood work: The best way is for you to discuss with the doctor who ordered the test. Anyway, the interpretation will depend on the normal range used at the lab where you had the tests done. In general, here, your white blood cell is mildly low, and you are deficient in vitamin d. Go to see your doctor and discuss in detail, also further evaluation for your low white cell and prescription of vitamin d. ...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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What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

Low hemoglobin: Anemia may be caused by blood loss perhaps through GI bleeding or decreased blood production in bone marrow. Fatigue and shortness of breath are most common dymptoms. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin sc?

Two variants: Hemoglobin sc is present in people who have two variants of the beta chain of hemoglobin. One gene has sickle cell variant and the other gene has hemoglobin c variant. There disease is more sever than hb s trait, but less severe than hb s disease. ...Read more

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What color is hemoglobin?

What color is hemoglobin?

Red: Hemoglobin is the iron-containing material in our red blood cells, and is red in color. ...Read more

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How to measure hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine. By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 9 is that low?

My hemoglobin is 9 is that low?

Yes: Your pattern of blood counts is important. Is this a new finding? Do you have blood in stools or urine or nosebleeds? Have you been on any medications that may have caused your blood counts to fall or have you had any yellowness in your eyes? Are you dizzy or lightheaded? Please see your doctor and establish what is going on or go to an Emergency Room and have them verify your blood count. ...Read more