What could be the cause of low Low hemoglobin?

Low hemoglobin (9.2),male 77, had an angioplasty 4 yr back, diabetic more than 40 years, but under control always, other wise OK, some age related problems like back pain,joint pain etc.able to do all his activities, no blood loss noticed ,what could be the cause of low HB





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
low hemoglobin can be caused by a variety of causes, commonest being deficiency of iron and vitamins. Either you may be taking food that is not rich in iron,or there may be some iron metabolism issues. You should get your complete hemogram done to find out the exact cause.
start on iron supplements.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
YOU SEEM TO BE PRETTY HEALTHY OTHERWISE. HEMOGLOBIN,THOUGH ON LOWER SIDE,STILL IS BORDERLINE. IT ISNT GROSSLY LOWERED. IT MAY BE DUE TO IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA OR MEGALOBLASTIC ANEMIA. MCV,MCHC,ESR NEED TO B E CHECKED. MULTIVITAMIN,FOLIC ACID AND CYNOMETHYLCOBALAMIN INJECTIONS SHOULD HELP YOU REGAIN YOUR NORMAL HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
low hemoglobin can be caused by low iron intake,improper blood metabolosm or internal bleeding tendencies causing occult blood loss. Start on hematinics for 1 month and see the improvement. get hemoglobin tested after 1 month. If there is no improvement, get a physicians opinion

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to questiondoctors .com
Your low haemoglobin is mostly due to malabsorption of iron from the gut according to aging…this is normal but this means you may need a haematinic supplement or injection ..also eat iron reach foods..green leavy vegetables…vitamin b12 helps binding haemoglobin to the red cells so you need to get enough b12 also…

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