Low hemoglobin count - Hematology

Qauestion:: My father is 72 years old and has a hemoglobin level – 63, I’m interested in how low and dangerous is this level?

In our answer to your question, you will be informed about the following:

  • What is hemoglobin;
  • Hemoglobin norm;
  • What can abnormal hemoglobin level cause;
  • What is anemia;
  • Types of anemia.

Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells enriched with iron. The foresaid protein carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body.

According to old medical indicators, following is a norm of hemoglobin: in men – 78 g/dL, in women – 72 g/dL, in pregnant women 66 g/dL. Per new medical indicators, following is a norm of hemoglobin: in men 130 g/dL, in women – 120-157 g/dL;

Abnormal hemoglobin level might cause the following symptoms:

  • Brittle nails;
  • General weakness;
  • Pale skin;
  • Vision deterioration;
  • Sleepiness;
  • Fatigue.

Decrease in hemoglobin count that causes organs and tissues to receive insufficient oxygen is called anemia. There are several types of anemia:

  • Iron-deficiency
  • Vitamin B12-deficiency;
  • Folate-deficiency;
  • Hemolytic;
  • Posthemorrhagic;
  • Aplastic.

In this case, it's necessary to determine the cause of decrease in hemoglobin count.

Your father can visit our clinic, where we have blood disease (hematology) department, the largest in the country.

Powerful and large hematology department with its' numerous and professional staff in the multi-field clinic is practically exclusive per its' capabilities. After the visit, the diagnose will be reached based on additional studies and patient will receive respective treatment.

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