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What does is mean if I have a low haemoglobin count?

you have a low white blood cell count, which could mean it would be harder for you to heal flesh wounds and your immune system could be weaker than average

Normal levels of hemoglobin are:
* Women: 12.1 to 15.1 g/dl
* Men: 13.5 to 16.5 g/dl
* Children: 11 to 16 g/dl
* Pregnant women: 11 to 12 g/dl
If the concentration is below normal, this is called anemia. Anemias are classified by the size of red blood cells, the cells which contain hemoglobin in vertebrates. The anemia is called "microcytic" if red cells are small, "macrocytic" if they are large, and "normocytic" otherwise.
Lower-than-normal hemoglobin may be due to:
* Anemia (various types)
* Bleeding
* Erythropoietin deficiency (from kidney disease)
* Lead poisoning
* Malnutrition
* Nutritional deficiencies of iron, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6
* Overhydration
* Red blood cell destruction associated with transfusion reaction

I had a low haemoglobin count due to anaemia.
I now take ferrous sulphate 200mg very day.
My count is now stable.

Let me put it for you clearly, since most of these answers don't make sense, or are clearly wrong. White blood count has nothing to do with hemoglobin.

Hemoglobin is the iron-rich protien that gives blood the red colour. A low hemoglobin count indicates a low red blood cell count. Which mostly suggests anemia, but can also indicate with other counts as:

Vitamin and iron deficiencies

Acute or chronic bleeding

Hormone deficiencies, such as Thyroid hormone or Testosterone

Chronic diseases, such as kidney failure, cancer and Crohn's disease

Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus

Side effect of certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs

It means there is not much haemoglobin in your blood.
Haemoglobin is what carries the oxygen around the blood, and then to other cells and organs, so it's pretty vital.
Some types of anaemia are caused by low a haemoglobin count.

Low hemoglobin level is called anemia. Three types of Anemia are:

- Microcytic (smaller red blood cells)
- Macrocytic (larger red blood cells)
- Normocytic (normal sized red blood cells)

Anemia is not a disease itself. There should be underlying disease or condition to cause anemia.

Most common type is microcyrtic anemia which may be due to iron deficiency , bleeding, thalassemia or lead poisoning etc etc.

Macrocytic anemia may be due to liver disease, pernicious anemia or bone marrow disease (myelodysplastic disorder) etc.

Normocytic anemia may be due to chronic renal disease or many cancers etc.

Immediate treatment of anemia is blood (red blood cell) transfusion and then treatment of underlying cause.

When my haemoglobin count is low I usually become very very tired. It means I am anaemic. In my case it can rectify itself or I might need a transfusion. In your case it might mean you need an iron supplement. Best of luck - and eat some liver.

Its means your body cannot transport oxygen around your body as well as it should. This can make you fell lethargic and light headed.

Dr Frank
Your haemoglobin level is a part of your red blood count result. If it is low it basically means that you are anaemic. I don't know from your avatar if you are male of female and I also wonder why you listed this question under cancer?

Anaemia is due to low iron, low B12 or Folate, blood loss, break down of cells due to auto-immune haemolytic anaemia or failure of your haemopoetic system to produce red blood cells.

it means you lack iron and your blood doesnt oxidize properly so you're aneamic. i have this too when the doctor told me over the phone i was really scared i thought i had leukemia or something but its just lack of iron you should take iron tablets and eat lots of iron rich food like red meat(yuk im veggie so i dont) and leafy greens =]

Hemoglobin is red blood cell, so it means you have to eat foods rich in iron/Folic Acid/vitamin B12 for your body to make more red blood cells.. and like others have mentioned, a low Hemoglobin means a low oxygen level in the blood and a low energy level in the body as a result...

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