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What should I do if I have low hemoglobin?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Low Hgb

Hemglobin is a molecule found in red blood cells to carry oxygen.
It is composed of 2 globulin proteins and iron. So to raise it, you need to know if it is the iron that is missing from your body ( most common) or an underproduction of globulin. Get a serum iron level and if low, replace iron to normal levels. Also check for sources of bleeding such as from the gut. Stop iron once corrected.

In brief: Low Hgb

Hemglobin is a molecule found in red blood cells to carry oxygen.
It is composed of 2 globulin proteins and iron. So to raise it, you need to know if it is the iron that is missing from your body ( most common) or an underproduction of globulin. Get a serum iron level and if low, replace iron to normal levels. Also check for sources of bleeding such as from the gut. Stop iron once corrected.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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