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How To ncrease my HB from 10.5 to 1415.0 g/dl

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How To ncrease my HB from 10.5 to 1415.0 g/dl
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello,

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

Anemia can be caused by the various causes.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, besides hemoglobin other tests are required to find out the cause.

Mysticdoc :

Iron deficiency is a common form of anemia.

Mysticdoc :

Loss of blood from the intestine can cause this.

Mysticdoc :

Stomach ulcer, cancerous lesions in the colon can cause iron deficiency anemia.

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Hence, endoscopies ( upper GI and colonoscopy) should be considered.

Mysticdoc :

Another cause of anemia can be vitamin B12 and folate deficiency.

Mysticdoc :

They can be checked by the blood tests.

Mysticdoc :

Another possibility is the bone marrow failure, where the blood cells are made.

Mysticdoc :

Usually your white cell and platelet count will also be affected.

Mysticdoc :

You should see a hematologist for further evaluation.

Mysticdoc :

For iron deficiency, iron supplementation with ferrous sulfate 325 mg 2 to 3 times daily will be helpful.

Mysticdoc :

Vitamin C 250 mg daily also recommended for better iron absorption.

Mysticdoc :

Vitamin B12 deficiency is treated with B12 shots weekly initially then monthly.

Mysticdoc :

Folate is available in folic acid tablet form.

Mysticdoc :

If you do have iron deficiency, and iron tablets are not helping, then you are not likely absorbing iron well.

Mysticdoc :

In that case, IV iron infusion is often found to be helpful.

Mysticdoc :

Besides the above causes, chronic kidney disease or any other chronic disease also can cause anemia.

Mysticdoc :

In that case, erythopoietin ( epogen) injection may be helpful to stimulate the red cell production.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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