A 44-year-old member asked:
what causes high hematocrits levels?
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Dr. James Blachly answered
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Dehydration and PV: Dehydration means not enough water in your body. If your red cells are the same, the Hb and Hct will show a higher concentration. PV or polycythemia vera, is when your body produces too many red blood cells. It can be caused by cancer, smoking, or sleep apnea.
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
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