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5 Simple Steps You Can Follow To Help Boost Your Blood Hemoglobin Level

Hemoglobin is a protein that is found in red blood cells in the bone marrow and is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. A low hemoglobin level is defined as anything below 13.5 grams per deciliter in men and 12 grams per deciliter in women, according to Mayo Clinic. Anemia is a condition in which the red cell count or hemoglobin is lower than usual.

Symptoms Of Low Hemoglobin level

1. Fatigue is one of the symptoms of a low hemoglobin level.

2. Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing when walking, climbing the stairs, etc.

3. Dizziness

4. Hands and feet swollen

5. Pain in the chest

6. Skin that is pale

7. a rapid heartbeat

Hemoglobin Levels: 6 Ways to Boost It

1. Consume Iron-Rich Foods

A low hemoglobin level is one of the most common causes of iron insufficiency. The more your iron intake, the higher your hemoglobin level will be. Chicken, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, tofu, baked potatoes, kale, watermelon, apple, whole egg, dates, almonds, and other items can be included in your daily diet.

2. Increase your vitamin C intake.

Increasing your vitamin C intake will assist you boost your hemoglobin level. Maintaining hemoglobin levels requires a combination of iron and vitamin C. Lemon, broccoli, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, bell peppers, papaya, and tomatoes are all high in vitamin C.

3. Increased Folic Acid Consumption

Folic acid aids in the formation of red blood cells, and a folic acid shortage can result in a hemoglobin deficiency. Green vegetables, poultry, bananas, peanuts, and dry beans are some of the foods that are high in folic acid. Beetroot is also high in folic acid, which is why those who have low hemoglobin levels are always advised to eat it.

4. Exercise


Any type of activity, from moderate to vigorous, can assist to raise hemoglobin levels. Your body produces more hemoglobin when you exercise to fulfill the increased demand for oxygen throughout the body.

4. Transfusion of blood

Another alternative for boosting hemoglobin levels is blood transfusion, but this is only recommended for patients with a critically low count. Blood or blood products are transferred into a blood artery via an intravenous line, which is a safe and routine medical treatment.

Conclusion

Maintain a healthy hemoglobin level by eating a diet rich in iron, folic acid, vitamin C, and other nutrients. All of this can help you maintain your red blood cell count, and you may need a blood transfusion at times. Choose the proper treatment based on the underlying issue and your condition. However, you should visit a doctor to rule out any allergies and determine the severity of your issue.

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