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How low does my hemoglobin have to be for it to be a severe concern ?

Is a hemoglobin level of 10.5 L something to be concerned with? How low does my hemoglobin have to be for it to be a severe concern ?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Homeopath 's  Response
hi;
Haemoglobin of 10.5 is low but not very low as to be concerned but since it is less than normal range 13-15mg/dl ;you need to take some iron tablets for 2-3 months & it should be fine.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya Muralidhar's  Response
Hi.
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

The normal adult Hemoglobin levels differ for male and female, for males it is between 13 to 18 mg/dl and for females it is between 12 to 16 mg/dl.

As your Hb level is on the lower range , it is better to take action before it falls down more .

You could start modifying your diet with foods containing iron as in green leafy vegetables, liver meat,fruits, etc. Also start on Iron supplements and continue for 3 months and this will increase your hemoglobin levels .

Wish you good health.
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