likely to be due to COPD
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Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease
(COPD) individual have relative Hypoxia
content in blood due to Pulmonary pathology). This relative hypoxia stimulates release of Erythropoetin ( blood formation promoting hormone). This hormone causes increased production and synthesis of red blood cells. This causes rise in hemoglobin and haematocrit. COPD individual can have hemoglobin as high as 18 gm%. There is no cause for concern if the peripheral smear and other blood counts are within normal limit.
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Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS, MS, MCH