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Effect on Hemoglobin by Carbon Monoxide

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  • Posted By: yapanuwan
  • January 4, 2014
  • 07:51 AM

Do any of you guys know what would happen to the blood Hb levels after chronic exposure to CO?

I have been having many symptoms such as fatigue, slight dizziness and unexplained headaches for the past couple of years and I suspect that CO is the culprit. I happen to live in the most air-polluted city in Sri Lanka.

I recently did a Hb test and it came back 14.5. I know it's only slightly low but my father also have a Hb level of 14.3. So I'm wondering is this in our genes or is that a consequence of air pollution.

I know there are Carboxyhemoglobin tests, but I'm not sure there are such facilities in my area.

I'm not a medical man and I'm new to to this forum. So I apologize if this topic is not relevant here.

I am a male of 20 (1.65m and 60kg)

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