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my hemoglobin level is 12.6 and has been historically low.

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my hemoglobin level is 12.6 and has been historically low. I feel great and have no tiredness, etc. In fact I have energy to burn. I went to a specialist several years ago and was told that although I am on the low side that this may be normal for me. I am now 67 yrs. old and am concerned about what is normal or what is in the acceptable range. I visit my doctor regularly, but would like another view point.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.

In young male usual range of hemoglobin is 14-18 gm/d.

In your age it 12.4-14.9 gm/dl can be taken as normal.

There can be some variation in different laboratories.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Should I take any iron or other supplements to increase my level since I am on the low
end of the range? I would like to be at least midrange.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.
Low level can be due to a few factors.

Common deficiency states can be due iron, vitamin like B12 & folic acid.

You can take tests to find out if there is any deficiency of those.

You can take supplements according to the need.