Hemoglobin is a compound of iron and protein contained in red blood cells. Its primary function is to deliver from the lungs to the cells of the body oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. The lower the hemoglobin level, the worse the system works supply of organs and tissues with oxygen, causing them to grow old, wither and cease to fulfill their functions.

The lack of hemoglobin in the blood causes anemia, which leads to deterioration of the General condition of the body: tiredness, fatigue, drowsiness, headaches, shortness of breath, palpitations, sleep disturbances, depression. Externally, low level of hemoglobin is manifested in dryness of the skin, hair loss, brittle nails, cracking and pallor of the lips.

Deficiency of hemoglobin leads to a General weakening of the organism, decline of protective barriers, exposure to various infections. The immune system is faltering, even a basic cold can cause serious complications. In some cases, due to relaxation of the muscles occurs incontinence.

Low hemoglobin levels particularly dangerous for pregnant women. The body requires more iron, necessary for oxygen supply of organs and tissues of the expectant mother and the fetus. Hemoglobin when carrying a child drops rapidly and begins to have a negative influence on the fetus. Due to lack of oxygen (hypoxia), the baby is not getting enough power and can slow down or even stop the development.

In addition, fetal hypoxia is threatened by disturbances in the cerebral cortex and nervous system in General, atrophy of various organs and muscles. Therefore, pregnant women should monitor the level of hemoglobin in the blood and, if necessary, to urgently fill the shortage of iron in the body.

To maintain hemoglobin in the normal, first, you need to eat right and to enter into the diet more foods rich in iron: liver, beef, veal, Turkey, eggs, wheat flour, buckwheat, legumes, dried apricots, apples, pomegranate, etc. - animal sourced iron is better absorbed than from vegetable, and in addition, for full suction, it is recommended to eat vegetables and fruits with a high content of vitamin C.

A healthy lifestyle helps to preserve the hemoglobin level is normal. Need to walk more, to walk in the fresh air, play sports, relax in nature. However, if with proper diet and high physical activity level of hemoglobin becomes lower, you need to immediately consult a doctor and start taking iron supplements.