My hemoglobin levels are below normal, 6. Is it dangerous? what causes it?
February 22, 2013
Dear Mrs. Lastri
A low hemoglobin count (or often referred as anemia) can be caused by various things, can be a lack of production, increase destruction of red blood cells, or blood loss.
Hb is important to deliver oxygen throughout the body, of course, a very low hemoglobin condition may endanger.
Low Hb without obvious symptoms may be caused by a slow decline, but levels below 7 g/dL despite no symptoms, it is not good for your health. You should immediately go to an internist, to do a structured interview, physical examination, and simple laboratory tests.
Hope it helps.
Simon Salim, MD. FINASIM
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