The existence of glucometer (to check blood sugar level) or sphygmomanometer (to check blood pressure level) is acknowledged by most of us; however, we fail to recognize the existence of Hemoglobin meter. Hemoglobin meter is equally important as a glucometer or a sphygmomanometer. Hemoglobin meter helps to measure the level of hemoglobin in our body and also further calculates the value of hematocrit.
Hemoglobin is an important protein molecule that is located within our red blood cells. It is the receptor for oxygen binding to the red blood cell and also for the transport of oxygen to different parts of our body. In addition, hemoglobin also transports carbon dioxide away from the tissue and aids in the excretion of the carbon dioxide gas. But, why do we need to measure the hemoglobin level? Hemoglobin is one of the determinant factors in iron deficiency anemia, where the level of the hemoglobin and the hematocrit determines the severity of the disease. The Hemoglobin meter comes in handy at home to get the reading and to notify the doctor, in order to begin the treatment procedure right away without any delay. The delay of the treatment could cause serious complications.