Health

Tips to increase haemoglobin at home.

Maintaining dietary restrictions is an effective way to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

A person gets considered healthy when their body receives the required amount of Oxygen (O2) and drives out carbon Dioxide (CO2). But who took this prime responsibility? Haemoglobin (Hb), in the Red Blood Cells (RBCs), got the responsibility to transport oxygen in different body parts and carries carbon dioxide from the organs and tissues into the lungs. Hence, it serves as a vital protein found in our body. Always consult your doctor or general physician if you suffer from consistant Haemoglobin deficiency.

Generally, the Hb level in an adult male ranges from 14-18 g/dl; whereas, it is 12-16 g/dl in an adult female. Therefore, we must follow the following steps to increase the Hb level in our bodies.

Let us start with the most general advice to increase Hb- add more Iron (Fe) rich foods into your diet.

 According to various research reports, iron deficiency in the body is one of the well-known causes behind decreasing Hb levels. As a result, experts suggest increasing the intake of Fe-rich foods. It may include green leafy vegetables- spinach, kale, beans, broccoli, etc.; soy-based products- soybeans, tofu and edamame; fruits- pomegranate, apricot, apple, watermelon, etc.; dry fruits, nuts and seeds. Also, you can ask your doctor to recommend oral-iron supplements.

Since Fe is a vital supplement for increasing Hb levels in our body, we must avoid iron blockers.

Dailyintake of coffee, tea, wine, beer, carbonated drinks, etc., can decrease the ability of your body to absorb iron. As a result, it reduces the haemoglobin level in the body. Instead, you can try drinking nettle tea twice a day. It is a herb that serves as an effective source of iron, vitamin B and vitamin C.

Increasing the intake of Folic acid supplements will help elevate the haemoglobin level in your body. 

As we know, Folic acid is a B-complex vitamin that serves as a vital supplement required to make Red Blood Cells (RBCs). So, its deficiency can reduce haemoglobin levels in the body. Therefore, we must include folic acid-rich food in our diets- green leafy vegetables, a few fruits, sprouts, beetroots, peanuts and others.

Also, increasing Vitamin C intake is a must to fight Hb deficiency in our bodies. 

It serves as a rich molecule used for absorbing iron supplements. So, we must add Vitamin C rich food items to our diet- lemon, oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, grapefruit, tomatoes, broccoli and others.

Daily exercise provide relief from different health issues in our body. 

Doctors recommend moderate to high-intensity workouts to overcome this condition because the increased oxygen demand in our bodies triggers the production of more haemoglobin.

Therefore, eating a balanced diet and regular exercise helps increase the haemoglobin level in the body.

Orna Ghosh

Orna is an engineer from Northeast with a keen interest in creative writing. Mysterious facts and thriller stories creates a buzz in her. Living in the city but her heart always belong to the hills, after all Winter is Coming. Let's cosy up and grab a cup of Coffee with some new stories to read.
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