I just had a doctors appt last week and she did some blood work it came back with an elevated hemoglobin. Normal for a women is 11.0-15.0 mine came back at 16.6 can anyone give me some insight on what this could mean??
Or what I should do to get it back down to normal?? Someone told my to eliminate high iron fruits and vegetables because that could cause a high hemo count is this true??
I don't think you have anything to worry about. The normal hemogobin level for females under 50 years of age are 12.0-16.0. Do you smoke? This will elevate the resultes. Do you work out alot? Dehydration will elevate the resultes.
Just a few pointers, good luck and I'm sure it's nothing to get worked up about. :)
Thanks for the pointers, I did speak to the nurse in the office she told me the dr. wanted me to cut out my multi vitamin and because I eat alot of vegtables she wanted me to cut down on the dark greens for a few weeks something about if you eat alot of iron it will raise your hemoglobin, I cannot find any info on this theory. And yes I do smoke she also told me to cut this down which I am trying to do also, she also said to increase water intake which I do drink alot of water everyday at least a 1/2 gallon but she wants that up to a gallon. But anyway thanks again hopefully this will bring it down.
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