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Susan RN
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What is a low hemoglobin level for a 60 year old man

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What is a low hemoglobin level for a 60 year old man

Susan RN :

HellCustomer normal range is 11 - 15 for a male in their 60's.

Customer:

my doctor tells me that mine is at 138. How does that compare with 11 - 15

Susan RN :

did he give it in mg or g?

Susan RN :

It could be 13.8 which would be normal. ARe you having symptoms of being anemic?

Customer:

no

Susan RN :

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Customer:

i don't know if it was in mg or g. But he suggested that it was low.

Susan RN :

ARe you tired a lot?

Customer:

no, exept when I go to bed late or stay up all night. I drive long distances like 10 to 12 hours with very little sleep, and the more i drive the more i am wide awake. I do sometimes burn the cancle at both ends, so to speak.

Customer:

except. typo

Susan RN :

It does sound like you are burning the candle at both ends. Have you had any bleeding? I am wondering why the hemoglobin checked or did you have a physical?

Customer:

Yes I have a class 1 driver's licence for semi and motorcycles. So I have to get a physical every five years

Susan RN :

I understand.

Susan RN :

Are there any other questions I can answer for you right now?

Customer:

No thank you, XXXXX XXXXX been very helpful. Thanks. I will accept now

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