Q. Why am I having low hemoglobin and what should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Parth R Goswami
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 11, 2018

Hello doctor,

My hemoglobin is 6.2 and I feel very weak from inside my left chest. My reports are normal ECG, sugar, vitamin B12, X-ray, everything is normal. Why my blood is getting low and what should I do? I am a male aged 63 years.

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Hematology Pathology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are having anemia and because of that weakness can be felt. You should get further investigated with peripheral smear examination, reticulocyte count, serum ferritin estimation, serum TIBC (total iron binding capacity) investigation, serum transferrin saturation to do further workup for anemia. You can be given an iron injection or PCV (packed cell volume) transfusion to raise hemoglobin level. Take iron-rich foods for increasing hemoglobin level like green leafy vegetables, jaggery, red meat, beans, etc. Take care.

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