Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

I have polycythemia vera what foods should I avoid

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Polycythemia vera: Foods will not affect it.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
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:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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
7
7 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Iron rich: Iron rich foods may help if avoided but if symptomatic treatment is advisable.
1
1 thank
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
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.
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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.
11
11 thanks
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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
10
10 thanks
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
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
3
3 thanks
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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
2
2 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month