A slightly low haemoglobin count isn’t always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people.
A Low haemoglobin counts associated with diseases and conditions in the body.
What are the main causes?
A low haemoglobin count can be associated with a disease or condition that causes your body to have too few red blood cells. This can occur if:
The body produces fewer red blood cells than usual
The body destroys red blood cells faster than they can be produced
Experience blood loss
What are some diseases associated with low HB?
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include:
- Aplastic anaemia
- Certain medications, such as anti-retroviral drugs for HIV infection and chemotherapy drugs for cancer and other conditions
- Chronic kidney disease
- Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease)
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Iron deficiency anaemia
- Lead poisoning
- Multiple myeloma
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made include:
- Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
- Sickle cell anaemia
- Vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation)
What are causes of bleeding loss ?
- Bleeding from a wound
- Bleeding in your digestive tract, such as from ulcers, cancers or haemorrhoid
- Bleeding in your urinary tract
- Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
1) Haemoglobin: A low haemoglobin result indicates anaemia which can have many causes including pregnancy, blood loss, liver damage, iron deficiency and much more.
Haematology is a branch in medicine that is concerned in analysing various blood components and blood forming organs (bone marrow, spleen and lymphoid tissues). The speciality is a tool used in treating blood diseases from anaemia to the blood (leukaemia), lymphoid glands (lymphoma and myeloma) and abnormalities of blood coagulation.
Wockhardt hospital offer the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatments available for blood disorders .The department of haematology at Wockhardt is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the blood. At Wockhardt Hospital the speciality is fully equipped in diagnosing the various different types of blood conditions that are looked at include anaemia, thalassemia, haemophilia, general blood clots , bleeding disorders, haematological malignancies such as lymphoma and leukaemia (cancers) as well.
At our centres, we have essentially a team of highly trained specialists, nurse clinicians, physical and occupational therapists who are all equipped to provide patients with care in the field of Haematology. We use the latest in pharmaceuticals and leading-edge technologies to help you win over diseases and live a normal life.