What does elevated hemoglobin mean?
Blood to check the level of hemoglobin is more oftenall within the framework of a general analysis. Often it turns out that its indicators are above the norm. There are several reasons for this. Let us consider in detail what is meant by increased hemoglobin.
Causes of elevated hemoglobin
First of all it is necessary to know that elevated hemoglobin can indicate the presence of diseases:
- pulmonary fibrosis;
- congenital heart disease;
- true polycythemia;
- ailments associated with excess erythropoietin (eg, erythrocytosis).
Also, elevated hemoglobin levels maytestify to the presence of hypoxia - oxygen starvation. This disease occurs most often in residents of megacities, as they constantly inhale rarefied air. With hypoxia, the blood becomes thicker and starts to flow slowly, which can cause the formation of blood clots. They often cause a heart attack. Therefore it is important to suspect a disease as soon as possible to visit a specialist and undergo a complete examination.
Another common cause of increasedhemoglobin - smoking. In this case, it is necessary to reduce the number of cigarettes to be smoked or to completely abandon them. Lead to an increase in hemoglobin in the blood can dehydration of the body. In this case it is necessary to normalize the water balance.