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A 22-year-old male asked:

what difference (health perspective) does it make if an athlete increases their hematocrit to the same level through epo or an altitude tent, say 50%?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Thick Blood: More strokes happen. Tissue is extremities gets less oxygen and can be damaged. This is in no way a health decision. What are the doctors in your life who have ethical boundaries and standards of practice recommending to you in person. It surely seems like you have only listened to other people advocating products that are outright dangerous to your future health.

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Last updated Apr 28, 2015

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