What happens when hemoglobin decreases to 7.4?
If your hemoglobin in 7.4 then, your skin may start to look pale, you will experience short of breathe and minor cuts will start to bleed longer than usual. It is advisable not to let anemia worsen and seek help from a medical professional at the earliest.
For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin A1c level is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin A1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% mean you have prediabetes and a higher chance of getting diabetes. Levels of 6.5% or higher mean you have diabetes. A level 10 means your diabetes has shot up to alarming levels. Consult with your diabetologist at the earliest to avoid side effects such as foot amputation and blindness.
The exact cause is not known. However, sex hormones play a very vital role in hemoglobin production and hence males have slightly higher hemoglobin levels than females.
An A1C test can show your average glucose level for the past three months because: Glucose sticks to hemoglobin for as long as the red blood cells are alive. The red blood cells live for three months. This is the reason HBA1C is done every 3 months.
Hemoglobin levels can decrease speedily during operative procedures and unhealthy regimes. The effect can be seen as early as two weeks.