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I am working to improve my prior poor nutrition, my blood levels were low. Now, my hematocrit is normal at 38.3, but hemoglobin 12.0 (range is 11.5-15.5). Is my hemoglobin still on the lower end? Should I eat more iron rich foods to raise it more?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hard to say

Your limited lab data & detail makes it hard to offer specific advice.
In general if your hemoglobin was low it takes 3 or more months of additional iron in your diet or as a supplement to return the bone marrow reserves to normal. Proper nutrition is a lifestyle choice. If you have made the change just keep it up & you should be fine.

In brief: Hard to say

Your limited lab data & detail makes it hard to offer specific advice.
In general if your hemoglobin was low it takes 3 or more months of additional iron in your diet or as a supplement to return the bone marrow reserves to normal. Proper nutrition is a lifestyle choice. If you have made the change just keep it up & you should be fine.
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