A lower than normal hemoglobin level in the blood is not in itself a disease. But this is a symptom that indicates that health is not all right. Moreover, it can be quite serious problems – because hemoglobin performs the most important function in the body.
What does hemoglobin mean for the body?
Hemoglobin is a component of red blood cell cells and is a protein containing iron. It is because of this component that our blood is colored red.
Each hemoglobin molecule contains four iron atoms. This iron has the property of easily binding to molecules of oxygen and carbon dioxide and just as easily give them. This determines the main function of hemoglobin – oxygen metabolism, namely: nutrition of the body with oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide from it. Continue reading