Hemoglobin

Definition of Hemoglobin:

The oxygen-carrying protein of the blood found in red blood cells.

Topics Related to Hemoglobin

Aerobic Exercise

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Specific benefits of aerobic exercise include ... Increased hemoglobin levels; decreased blood triglycerides; improved high density blood cholesterol levels...”

Anemia

...the condition
“...To produce hemoglobin and red blood cells, the body needs iron, vitamin B12, folate and other nutrients...”
...related topic
“A condition resulting from an unusually low number of red blood cells or too little hemoglobin in the red blood cells...”
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More topics Related to Hemoglobin

Banana

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood...”

Bilirubin

...related topic
“A waste product of hemoglobin recycling, it is primarily excreted in feces, oxidizing into that familiar brown color (except for beets)...”

Biotin

...related topic
“...It is also essential for function of red blood cells and hemoglobin synthesis...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...They have hemoglobin inside them, a protein that transports oxygen throughout the body...”

Chelation Therapy

...as a treatment
“...For example, hemoglobin (the red pigment in blood which carries oxygen) is a chelate of iron...”

Chlorophyll

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: The molecular structure of chlorophyll is similar to that of hemoglobin in human blood...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...recommendation Chitosan
“...Mean serum cholesterol went down 43% and mean serum hemoglobin increased from 5...”

Complete Blood Count

...related topic
“...Hemoglobin (Hb)...”

Copper

...related topic
“...Copper is involved in iron incorporation into hemoglobin...”

Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...Others in the study were able to improve their hemoglobin levels by using glyburide and metformin with a single dose of insulin at dinner or bedtime...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Increased hemoglobin, hematocrit, and BUN reflect hemoconcentration due to loss of fluid and electrolytes in stool...”

Essential Fatty Acids

...as a treatment
“...EFAs fulfill many functions ... Help form red blood pigment (hemoglobin) from simpler substances...”

Folic Acid

...related topic
“...It has an essential role in the formation of heme (the iron containing protein in hemoglobin necessary for the formation of red blood cells) and DNA...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Folic acid aids in red blood cell production by carrying the carbon molecule to the larger heme molecule, which is the iron-containing part of hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying molecule of the red blood cells)...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...They are composed of calcium bilirubinate, or calcified bilirubin, the substance formed by the breakdown of hemoglobin in the blood...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...This disease may also alter the results of the following tests ... hemoglobin...”

Heme

...related topic
“The deep red iron-containing hemoglobin found in foods of animal origin...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Persons with normal hemoglobin levels and iron stores absorb just enough iron to meet their daily needs and balance losses (1mg per day)...”

Hemolysis

...related topic
“The breakdown of old red blood cells into recyclable constituents, with particular importance given to the reuse of the heme part of hemoglobin...”

Hemolytic

...related topic
“...blood cells; a normal process, hectic and skillfully balanced, the term is usually applied to excess conditions or toxic substances that degrade the bonds between healthy red blood cells and their hemoglobin coat or cause the liver and spleen to hypercatabolize otherwise healthy erythrocytes...”

Hemolytic Anemia

...the condition
“...More commonly, defective hemoglobin causes red blood cells to develop a crescent (sickle) shape...”

Histidine

...as a treatment
“...Necessary the growth and repair of tissues; found in hemoglobin; used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers and anemia...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...5% of oxygen is carried in the bloodstream bound to hemoglobin...”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...- presence of blood suggests infarction of the small intestine; Rectal contents – presence of blood is common due to bleeding from infarcted bowel; Laboratory Findings of Dehydration ... Increased hemoglobin and hematocrit...”

Iron

...as a treatment
“...Most of the iron in our bodies is complexed with hemoglobin and is essential for oxygen transport in the blood...”
...related topic
“...Prevents anemia: as a constituent of hemoglobin, transports oxygen throughout the body...”
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More topics Related to Hemoglobin

Iron Deficiency Anemia

...the condition
“...Iron is an essential component of the hemoglobin molecule: without iron the bone marrow is unable to produce hemoglobin...”

Iron Requirement

...the condition
“...Iron, a mineral, functions primarily as a carrier of oxygen in the body, both as a part of hemoglobin in the blood and of myoglobin in the muscles...”

Isoleucine

...as a treatment
“Isoleucine is an essential amino acid that increases energy output, is needed for hemoglobin formation, and regulates and stabilizes blood sugar...”

Jaundice

...the condition
“...During the normal breakdown of old red blood cells, their hemoglobin is converted into bilirubin...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...of course, many good reasons to avoid milk, including ... "In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones, mood swings, depression, irritability, allergies...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Magnesium is the "iron" of the plant world – as iron is to hemoglobin, so magnesium is to chlorophyll, the "blood" pigment of plants...”

Manganese Requirement

...our question about Your Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
“Increased mean cell volume and mean cell hemoglobin are seen in cases of manganese deficiency...”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Diagnosis is confirmed through blood tests to measure hemoglobin, an iron-containing compound that carries oxygen to cells throughout the body...”

Methemoglobinuria

...related topic
“Excretion of methemoglobin, a transformation product of hemoglobin, into urine...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms of MDS are nonspecific but include ... Anemia (low RBC count or reduced hemoglobin): chronic tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, feeling cold, occasional chest pain...”

Osteonecrosis

...the condition
“...It is characterized by an increase in the number of red blood cells (erythrocytosis) and hemoglobin concentration in the blood...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy

...as a treatment
“...They increase oxygen and hemoglobin disassociation, thus increasing the delivery of oxygen from the blood to the cells...”

Peritonitis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Laboratory findings ... Increased hemoglobin, hematocrit, and BUN – reflect hemoconcentration secondary to extracellular fluid loss into the peritoneal cavity...”

Polycythemia Vera

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Hemoglobin levels and hematocrit are abnormally high when this condition is present...”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...the condition
“...In one study, the ESR was strikingly elevated in 99% of patients, hemoglobin levels were decreased in 47%, a2-globulin levels were abnormal in 33%, aspartate aminotransferase levels were elevated in 23%, and alkaline phosphatase levels were increased in 10%...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Iron
“...Hemoglobin, the blood component that carries oxygen to the cells, is composed in part of iron...”

Pyroluria

...related topic
“This condition is caused by an overproduction during hemoglobin synthesis of kryptopyrrole, which chemically combines with vitamin B6 and zinc, resulting in their excretion and a severe deficiency of both of these essential nutrients...”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“Pyroluria is caused by an overproduction of kryptopyrrole during hemoglobin synthesis, which chemically combines with vitamin B6 and zinc, resulting in their excretion and a deficiency of both of these essential nutrients...”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...the condition
“...There is a substance in the red cell called hemoglobin that carries oxygen...”

Test for Urine Kryptopyrroles

...as a treatment
“Elevated kryptopyrrole levels result from an abnormality in hemoglobin (the protein that holds iron in red blood cells)...”

Thalassemia

...the condition
“The fundamental abnormality in cases of thalassemia is impaired production of either the alpha or beta hemoglobin chain...”
...related topic
“An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule...”

Urinalysis

...as a treatment
“...A red or red-brown (abnormal) color could be from a food dye, eating fresh beets, a drug, or the presence of either hemoglobin or myoglobin...”

Vitamin B6

...related topic
“Influences many body functions including regulating blood glucose levels, manufacturing hemoglobin and aiding the utilization of protein, carbohydrates and fats...”

White Blood Cell

...related topic
“A blood cell that does not contain hemoglobin: a blood corpuscle responsible for maintaining the body's immune surveillance system against invasion by foreign substances such as viruses or bacteria...”
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