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How long it takes to increase HB level in blood without iron supplements?

I have recently got my blood checked because I had doubt that I have thyroid as my appetite was increasing and have gained 2 kgs .I am 25 year old girl my weight is 49 kgs , I have regular periods. But have less volume in hairs so I got thyroid , testosterone checked but all is normal.

CBC count
HB 6.6 gm
RBC 4.39 mil/cmm
PCV 26.2%
MCV 59.7 FL
MCH 15.0 pg
MCHC 25.2%
RDW-SD 47.6fl
Total WBC 8410 per cu mm
Platelets 564000
Polymorphs 72%.        6055 per cumm
Lymphocytes 23%.     1934 per cumm
Eosinophil 1%               84 per cumm
Monocytes 4%            336 per cumm

I have habit craving of dirt , chalk I have controlled my craving . What should I do now ?
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973741 tn?1342342773
Well, I'm trying to read what your main concern is.  Hair loss?  HB stands for hemoglobin which is low.  What about iron deficiency?  Did they discuss this with you?  Are you anemic?  You can boost HB by taking in more iron (but do ask your doctor for a recommendation on how much), get more vitamin c, B-12, and folate.  Again, please talk to your doctor about amounts and the best way to get these added supplements.

Craving non food things like dirt, clay, etc. is PICA.  While that does trace to vitamin deficiency, it is also widely regarded as a psychiatric disorder that requires treatment.  Clearly, eating these things can be harmful to you and may be contributing to your problem.  So, I'm glad you are able to control that.  Seek help if you can't.  

But talk to your doctor about how to get these other supplements to help with your HB.  good luck
363281 tn?1590104173
Hello~Increasing the intake of iron-rich foods (eggs, spinach, artichokes, beans, lean meats, and seafood) and foods rich in cofactors (such as vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin C) important for maintaining normal hemoglobin levels. Such foods include fish, vegetables, nuts, cereals, peas, and citrus fruits. Also, try to start exercising at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes.
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