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What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have very low hemoglobin levels?

What should I do if I have very low hemoglobin levels?

Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, epo level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 8.3. What effects should I expect from this level?

My hemoglobin is 8.3. What effects should I expect from this level?

Anemia symptoms: Individual tolerance for anemia is quite variable between individuals, largely in proportion to two things-- the time course for development of the anemia, and the overall health of the individual and their activity level. If you are mostly sedentary you may not notice this, but if you are suffering form heart disease and living at high altitude, it could feel very fatiguing. ...Read more

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What are the consequenses of high hemoglobin levels?

What are the consequenses of high hemoglobin levels?

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

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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 dont 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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What count level of hemoglobin is the right count?

Range of normal: Normal hemoglobin ranges are different in men and women. Male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl. ...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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How can I improve hemoglobin levels with tablets?

How can I improve hemoglobin levels with tablets?

Need more info: What is your hemoglobin level? If it is low it needs to be determined why it is low and the cause should be addressed. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can I increase hemoglobin levels?

How can I increase hemoglobin levels?

Need more info: What is your hemoglobin? If it is low, you need to consult your doctor to ascertain the cause. The treatment depends on the cause of anemia. ...Read more

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What are normal hemoglobin levels?

What are normal hemoglobin levels?

12-15, 13-16: It varies based on the lab but a rough estimate for adults with no medical conditions is 12-15 g/dl for women and 13-16 g/dl for men. Medical conditions will change what are acceptable hemoglobin levels. Furthermore, a women having a hemoglobin of 11 doesn't mean she's anemic and needs a blood transfusion - there are many other factors to consider. ...Read more