Answer: That is very low. You need to find out what is going on as soon as possible.
Hemoglobin is contained within the red blood cells and is responsible for carrying oxygen to the body. Without enough hemoglobin your body is not getting sufficient oxygen. When the hemoglobin is low it iis called anemia, which can make you feel very weak, tired, and/or short of breath. A normal hemoglobin value in an adult male is between 14-18 gm/dl and in an adult female is between 12-16 gm/dl. With a hemoglobin count of 9 the doctor will decide how to treat you based on the reason it is low. Most commonly people are treated with iron pills as this is commonly an iron deficiency.
Answer: That is a VERY low range for a male or a female and is indicative of severe anemia and perhaps some underlying illness.The normal range of hemoglobin is approximately 14 to 17 grams per deciliter for men and 12 to 16 grams per deciliter for women. Possible causes for low hemoglobin counts: . Vitamin and iron deficiencies
Answer: In many cases you can raise it by eating more iron. Also smoking or staying at high altitudes (or scuba diving) raises your hemoglobin as the body tries to compensate for decreased oxygen intake. However this might not be a healthy way to raise it as the risks might be greater than the benefits.
In hospital this can be done by a blood transfusion.
Answer: Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that is used to track the bloodsugar of a diabetic over the past 3 months. The life of a red bloodcell is approximately 3 months, and this test gives an average ofblood sugar levels over that time.
Answer: The hemoglobin A1c, or glycohemoglobin, is a measure of how much sugar is attached to the hemoglobin protein in the blood. Sine hemoglobin is removed from the blood along with the red cell in which it is resides measuring the a1c can give an estimate of ow high the sugar has been averaging over the life of the red cell, which is usually about 120 days (4 months). The most recent time frame has a larger effect on it than more distant times so it is often, somewhat inaccurately, said to give a 3 month average. It can be affected by anemia, blood loss, blood transfusions and abnormal hemoglobins.
Answer: It is due its bound porphyrin moiety which imparts red color. This misconception should be cleared that it is not due to iron bound to porphyrin. [Note: porphyrin+iron ------> heme ,,,, heme+globin------> hemoglobin]