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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

High hemoglobin count


Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body's tissues. If you have a high hemoglobin count, it means that you have more hemoglobin in your blood than normal. This condition is known as polycythemia.


There are many causes of high hemoglobin count, including certain medical conditions, such as heart and lung diseases, and certain medications. In some cases, the cause is unknown.


Symptoms of high hemoglobin count can vary, depending on the underlying cause. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. In other cases, you may experience fatigue, headaches, or shortness of breath.


If you have high hemoglobin count, it’s important to see a doctor. Your doctor may perform tests to determine the cause of your high hemoglobin count and suggest a treatment plan. In some cases, treatment may include medications to decrease the production of red blood cells or to treat the underlying medical condition.


You can also take steps to manage your high hemoglobin count by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet can help to reduce hemoglobin count. Regular physical activity has also been shown to reduce hemoglobin count and improve overall health.


In conclusion, high hemoglobin count is a serious condition that requires medical attention. By working with your doctor, you can develop a plan to manage your high hemoglobin count and reduce your risk of medical problems. Stay informed and stay healthy.


Natural Home Remedies to decrease High Hemoglobin Count


While medical treatment is necessary to manage high hemoglobin count, there are some natural home remedies that may help to decrease your hemoglobin count:

  1. Hydration: Drinking enough water can help to dilute the hemoglobin in your blood and reduce your hemoglobin count.

  2. Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can help to reduce hemoglobin count, as well as improve overall health.

  3. Eat a balanced diet

  4. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol can increase hemoglobin count, so it's important to limit your alcohol intake.

  5. Reduce stress: Stress can increase hemoglobin production, so it's important to manage stress through exercise, relaxation techniques, or counseling.


It's important to note that these remedies should not replace proper medical treatment and always consult with your doctor before trying them. Your doctor can suggest the most appropriate treatment for your specific case and monitor your condition. A healthy diet and lifestyle can also help maintain proper hemoglobin levels.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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