Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
182 Doctors are Online

Low haemoglobin levels, tiredness, eating lots of red meat, vegetables. Cure?

HI. I went to give blood and was told my Haemoglobin was too low. The reading was 118. I am a 32year old man, 6 tall, 14st, fit healthy and active. I have felt tired, but put this down to working too hard. I eat well, and eat a lot of red meat and veg. Any thoughts on what could be causig this? And what to do about it? Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  71
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi simonp.davies , greetings from

I have gone through your case scenario and feel that you need to go for some extra tests like serum ferritin levels , stool for occult blood. These tests will see whether you actually have low iron stores or sufering chronic silent blood loss . Also i advocate an ultrasonography of upper abdomen to see your spleen size and liver span , as these do increase in certain types of anemia. Since you have not mentioned i assume you do not have any bleeding problem and other co-morbid conditions like hypertension and thyroid disorder. I firmly advice you to visit a primary care physician and get your self evaluated clinically and discuss with him in details regarding your plan. You have not mentioned so i assume you do not smoke and drink. Hope i have been able to answer your query. Take care
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor