2. How do you treat abnormally low haemoglobin levels?
Treatment depends upon the cause. Some types of anaemia are treated with iron, folic acid, or vitamin B12 supplements. If the bone marrow is not working properly, blood transfusions may be necessary. In kidney diseases, treatment with the hormone erythropoietin ("Epo") can be effective.
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