Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Melchor S. Bautista, Community Member, asks

Q: How does the hemoglobin counts induce high blood pressure

A friend of mine had suffered a high blood having a 180/110 reading. Based on the test conducted to her she has a high hemoglobin counts which means she has a sticky blood that may affect the flow of the blood in the arteries that eventually affects the heart pumping capacity and that induce higher blood pressure. May I know how can w lower the hemoglobin count in the blood to the normal level and not affecting the white blood cells, what are the foods to be taken.

Answer This
Answers (1)
Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
5/26/10 12:24pm

Hi Melchor,


Elevated hemoglobin levels can occur in individuals living at high altitudes, in smokers, dehydration can produce an elevated hemoglobin level, and various other medication and medication related causes. I'm not aware of foods/diet changes that will impact hemoglobin levels. I recommend your friend work with her physician to determine an appropriate treatment approach.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Answer This

We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By Melchor S. Bautista, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 05/26/10