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Why Does Hgb Decrease When You Have Pneumonia
Don't think so: The left lung only has two lobes (upper and lower) and so the descriptions amount to the same. (The right lower lung is composed of the middle lobe and the lower lobe, so there is a chance for confusion). Decreased pneumonia means, in the opinion of the radiologist, the amount of fluid & inflammation is less than seen earlier. But the "pneumonia" must have been present earlier to have "decreased". ...Read more
They don't: Something else is going on. If this is a homework assignment, either get clarification or report the question to your teacher's supervisor. In chronic inflammation such as leprosy or osteomyelitis, red cell precursors may not hemoglobinize well because of interleukins 1 and 6. This won't happen in an ordinary acute pneumonia. ...Read more
Does pneumonia temporarily decrease the immune system since lesser oxygen can be taken into the body?
Not quite: A bad one will knock out areas of lung so not allowing oxygen to enter the body as readily. But usually the immune system does the opposite and becomes increased in response - which is why people look and get very sick. If any concerns re immune system down and not recovering from pneumonia recommend urgent medical examination from a doctor licensed in your area. ...Read more
Daily multidisciplinary rounds to implement the ventilator bundle decreases ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients: but does it affect outcome?
Possibly: Vap is a major cause of morbidity in the ICU and prevention should make a difference in mortality and morbidity. Sepsis bundles have been demonstrated to do that. ...Read more
During a recent illness my albumin level was decreased. It was. 3.4 my total protein was 5.8 and calcium was 8.1 I had severe pneumonia at the time?
See you doctor: Your symptoms are too complex for this forum to help you. See your doctor. ...Read more
Too many things to list! Please note that it can also be normal to have a small decrease in hemoglobin and red blood cell count.
To give a proper answer, one would need to look through all blood work and medication lists. ...Read more
I am a 22 year-old male with an above average hemoglobin level of 17.7 g/dL. Is that a problem, and what can I do to decrease it?
Hydrate and donate:
Make sure that your real level if you have the blood test in a circumstances that you could be dehydrated then your level will be higher than normal if you think your hydration was perfect at the time then you check with your physician
first and ask if you can donate blood that will be one way to bring it down in good healthy generous way ...Read more
Iam having low hemoglobin of 6.8.from the last few weeks iam eating uncooked rice. Iam unable to stop it, will it effect my hemoglobin level to decrease?
Hgb 0f 6.8 I: Is a critical number and suggests the need for a blood transfusion and evaluation. See a hematologist asap. ...Read more
What does a co2 of 35 with decreases rbcs, hgb and hct indicate in a 54year old woman with known CAD and two cardiac stents?
Hi doctor my hemoglobin or hgb is 16.6 I male I need to decrease it shall I donate blood or what shall I do in fear of polycythimia I am 25 yars old?
Yes: Not horribly high, and your specific situation needs discussed with your dr who knows your family history and what your lab values are / have been. If 16.6-ish is where you always are, that is normal for you. If climbing, then potential concern. Can always donate blood while healthy to save lives and if it helps allay this concern as well, great! ...Read more
What would cause a ten point decrease in hematocrit following liver biopsy over 2 days? Hgb decr. Also CRP 270, d dimer 1600. Bleeding from liver bx?
Wondering what might be wrong: becoming more & more anemic (hct 30; hgb 8.0; RBC 2.9, ESR 91; platelets 485k; serum protein electrophoresis showed a slight decrease in albumin.
Hematology: You need a GI and/or a hematologist to review case and determine the exact cause of your pathology. ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is 16.8 I am eating 2 eggs daily and multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg how to decrease on healthy level of hb?
Take diff. Multi. &:
No adult males should take iron supplements unless proven deficient. Iron is a pro-oxidant that increases risk of disease and most men get plenty from their diet. Change to a multivitamin without iron.
Consider donating blood- periodically donating blood may reduce risk of acute heart attack up to 88%!
See http://www. Anh-usa. Org/reduce-your-heart-risk/ ...Read more
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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs causes by bacteria or virus.
Bacterial pneumonia is more common in community and needs antibiotics. The prognosis depends on various factors like, immunity, age, severity of pneumonia, associated medical conditions like other lung disease, smoking, diabetes etc. The patient will need to see a doctor for exam, investigation and treatment. ...Read more
No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes pneumonia is a simple viral process that self heals. It can also be an aggressive bacteria that invades the body starting with the lungs and can kill within days if not discovered and treated. Jim Henson, the puppet master that created the MUPPETS did not get treated for his pneumonia until it was too late, and died because of it. ...Read more
Pneumonia can be: Diagnosed on many occasions simply via a thorough history, and physical examination. You can hear rales on examination of the lungs. On laboratory examinations the white count is often elevated. If there is a question the doctor may also order a chest xray. ...Read more
Pneumonia: Need more information. If you are having fever, cough with sputum production, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, etc., you may be getting pneumonia, but this needs careful evaluation by a clinician. If you suspect you may have pneumonia you should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more
Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read more
Signs of pneumonia:
A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath,
chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read more
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