Hemoglobin

How Much Iron is Too Much?

Iron is necessary throughout life for stimulating the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. However, research indicates that iron overload, or hemachromatosis, can actually increase your risk for cardiovascular problems. Hemachromatosis is an acquired…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

Serum ferritin, better known as iron, is vital to human life because it stimulates the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. Without it, we couldn’t survive. However, research suggests that iron overload, or hemachromatosis, is a risk factor of heart…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…blood sugar. This is the measure of how much glucose (sugar) is in the blood at the time of sample collection. Healthy zone: Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c). This is a form of hemoglobin (red blood cells) that has become glycated, or joined with a glucose molecule. This measures the average amount of sugar in…

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How to Knock Out Diabetes Before It Develops

…Type 2 diabetes in record numbers. How do you know if you’re at risk? If you suspect your blood sugar is going up, ask your doctor to order a hemoglobin A1C blood test, which is like doing three months of finger stick tests, all at one time. If your HbA1C is above 5.9 it’s an early warning sign…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…recommendation for an optimal CRP level is less than 0.8 mg/dL. Serum Ferritin (iron) is necessary throughout life for stimulating the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. However, newer research indicates that iron overload can actually contribute to heart…

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