HB Levels Are Normal For Women?
afternoon I want to ask hb levels of 11.5 can it be said to be anemic?
Thank you for the question.
Hb (hemoglobin) is a protein in red blood cells that is vital in delivering oxygen from the lungs throughout the body and carbon dioxide from the whole body back to the lungs. Normally, women have Hb levels ranging from 12 to 15.5 grams / dL. So it's true, your Hb level is low and can be said to be anemia.
Anemia has many triggers. In women, the most common is due to excessive menstrual bleeding. But it could also, anemia occurs due to other factors, such as iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, peptic ulcers, hemorrhoids, hemolytic anemia, leukemia, recurrent nosebleeds, and so on.
Management of anemia can vary depending on the cause, severity and general medical condition of the patient. It is recommended that if this is the result of your examination, consult further with the appropriate doctor or internist. In mild cases, anemia can improve considerably by given several types of drugs, accompanied by rest, good diet (multiply eating red meat, liver, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, beets, dragon fruit), not consuming alcohol , drink more water, regularly exercise, don't smoke, and don't take any drugs or supplements without direct recommendations from your doctor. But in more severe cases, this condition may need to be treated with blood transfusion.
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