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I have polycythemia vera what foods should I avoid
A 66-year-old female asked:
56 years experience Endocrinology
Polycythemia vera: Foods will not affect it.
A 60-year-old female asked:
14 years experience Internal Medicine
There are those: Who would encourage you to go forth with a strict organic raw food diet, like something along the lines of the Gerson diet(which also includes coffee ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Same as in Gout: About 10-15% of polycythemia vera patients develop gout, a painful inflammation of certain joints (esp. The big toe) caused by precipitation of high u ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
42 years experience Family Medicine
Iron rich: Iron rich foods may help if avoided but if symptomatic treatment is advisable.
A 17-year-old male asked:
57 years experience Pediatrics
Eat anything: Eating foods rich in vitamin k should not affect the production of red cells seen polycytemia vera. Vitamin k has more to do the coagulation process.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Specializes in Internal Medicine
High red blood cell : This means the red blood cell count is high (seen in blood test) without any cause--not from smoking, dehydration or living in high altitude.
A 37-year-old member asked:
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes.: Most patients with polycythemia vera develop the condition in adulthood, most commonly from an acquired mutation in the jak2 gene, and are not born wi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your Doctor is guide: P. Vera is a rare condition. It is not difficult to diagnose provided you have consulted a specialist...A hematologist is the right specialist to help ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It can be a primary problem treated with removal of blood (thereby reducing iron) or it may be due to extrinsic factors (high altitude, smoking, carbo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Regular check ups: In p. Vera lifespans can be normal for most patients. The plan involves keeping the blood levels at target levels and keeping the blood thinned. This ... Read More
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