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Hello I am male, 30 years old no previous surgery or major illness. Since last 6 months, my HB is increasing from 15,17,17.3 & now it is 18.3. BP 130/85 RBCs are also above the maximum level. I am worried no cholesterol.

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Hello
I am male, 30 years old
no previous surgery or majo...
High hemoglobin count occurs because your red blood cell production increases to compensate for chronically low blood oxygen levels due to poor heart or lung function. If you have a bone marrow dysfunction that results in increased production of red blood cells. High hemoglobin count include: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Dehydration, Emphysema Heart failure, Kidney cancer, Liver cancer Living at a high altitude, where there's less oxygen in the air Other types of heart disease and lung disease, Polycythemia vera Smoking, which may result in low blood oxygen levels we need to rule out the above causes first, so do consult us.
Hello
I am male, 30 years old
no previous surgery or majo...
Commonest reason for high Hb is smoking. You should quit if that's the case and get your blood counts monitored. Suggest consulting a Haematologist to exclude other causes. Best wishes.
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