In the human body, everything should always be normal. Increased hemoglobin in the blood, as well as low hemoglobin, is very dangerous for human health. High hemoglobin needs treatment, because the cause of this phenomenon can be quite serious diseases of the heart, kidneys or lungs. But do not immediately panic with symptoms of high hemoglobin. Perhaps your wrong lifestyle influenced this. Sometimes you just need to adjust the food, and everything returns to normal.
Many diseases can cause high hemoglobin levels. These are heart disease (heart disease), vascular system, lung disease (pneumonia, bronchitis), intestinal obstruction and even burns. Increased hemoglobin occurs in various tumors, cancer, poisoning and toxicosis. Due to the difficult passage of blood through the veins, congestion can occur, which leads to numbness of the limbs or even gangrene.
Hemoglobin rises due to a lack of fluid in the body. This happens more often in the summer, when a person drinks little, but sweats a lot due to the sweltering heat. People who smoke also often suffer from increased hemoglobin, because smoking causes lung hypoxia. Also, high hemoglobin can be observed in people living in mountainous areas. There is not enough oxygen in the mountains, so the body produces it by itself by increasing red blood cells in the blood.
It is known that hemoglobin is responsible for the circulation of oxygen in the human body. With high hemoglobin, the blood thickens. Because of this, the supply of oxygen to human tissues and organs decreases. Symptoms of high hemoglobin can be signs of any disease of the heart, lungs, kidneys, or skin. Hemoglobin never rises sharply; its level rises for some time. During this time, you can observe such symptoms as a slight increase in body temperature, weight loss for no reason, red itchy spots on the skin. High hemoglobin can be detected with a routine blood test, directed to by a therapist.
Treatment for high hemoglobin comes down to treating its cause. After the tests, the doctor will make a conclusion and prescribe drug therapy for you or simply adjust your diet. The hemoglobin-lowering diet will be to eat fewer iron-rich foods. Therefore, limit yourself to fish, seafood and meat for a while.
Remove sugars and sweets from your diet, because they help the gland to be absorbed from the intestines into the blood.
Drink plenty of fluids (water, tea, compote, sugar-free juices) to give your body something to sweat. In summer, try to eat more soups than thick foods. You can cook cold soups (okroshka, gazpacho) or light vegetable soups. Drink more milk, eat fermented milk products, because calcium interferes with the absorption of iron into the blood. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains (rice, buckwheat), legumes.
Do not drink alcohol during treatment, not even beer. Ethyl alcohol can stimulate the production of red blood cells, which increase hemoglobin levels. Therefore, it is believed that people who actively drink alcohol, the level of hemoglobin is never below normal.