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Low hemoglobin levels, wanted to donate plasma. Suggestions to maintain normal levels?

Hi I went to donate plasma today and they told me that my haemoglobin level was 116 and they were concerned it was too low to donate but as it was only plasma they took the donation. What recommendations do you have to raise it to a healthier level. As I don t have any other symptoms such as lethargy do you have any suggestions as to how it has dropped to this level. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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hello. i guess your Hb (haemoglobin) is 11.6 and not 116. if it is so it is borderline for an indian girl and definitely low for an indian male.

for menstruating female it is common to have low Hb and most of the times they are asymptomatic.

there is no reason to worry for such Hb.

if you want to maintain a good hemoglobin level i advice you to have a balanced diet containing mainly green leafy vegetables, fruits like apple, dates etc. (if you prefer nonveg food-liver, fish etc)

these will help you increase iron content of your body stores and prevent iron deficiency anemia which is common.

nonveg food and milk also helps to restore your vit B12 levels and prevent or B12 deficiency anemia (megaloblastic anemia).

hope i have helped you.

Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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