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WHAT SHOULD I DO TO INCREASE HEMOGLOBIN LEVEL IN PREGNANT WOMEN ?

HI DOC I AM EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AND CHECKED MY HEMOGLOBIN LEVEL AND ITS 9.8 WHAT SHOULD I DO TO INCREASE IT AND ALSO WHAT ARE THE EFFECT OF THIS PROBLEM
Asked On : Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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i am 25 weeks pregnant.my hb level is 6.8%,doctor say its very low.is it require to take iron IV or blood transfusion? or is it enough to take rich iron content food...! and i want to know how much time to convert iron into hb?plz tell me
i am 25 weeks pregnant.my hb level is 6.8%,doctor say its very low.is it require to take iron IV or blood transfusion? or is it enough to take rich iron content food...! and i want to know how much time to convert iron into hb?plz tell me
Answered: Thu, 28 Apr 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Sapan J. Pandya's  Response
Do not worry. 9.8% is reasonable in 8th month of pregnancy. The reason is there is excessive fluid retention (collection) during pregnancy. This dilutes the blood hemoglobin.
But if you wish to raise it you may continue the (Tried and tested) iron tablet started by your Gynecologist. Do not start a new iron preparation as it may cause you diarrhea or constipation.
If you are vegetarian: Eat plenty of Jaggery, Green leafy vegetables, beet root. If you take non-veg food, liver is a good option added to the above-mentioned food.
Anemia in mother has many complications in fetus. But do not worry as you are not anemic.
Answered: Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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