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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Polycythemia Vera

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Polycythemia Vera (Definition)

Myeloproliferative disease associated with too many red blood cells. Polycythemia -- too many cells -- ruba -- red ...Read more


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What treatments exist for polycythemia vera?

What treatments exist for polycythemia vera?

A Few: Polycythemia vera is the overproduction of red blood cells by the bone marrow. Complications result from formation of blood clots due to the increased thickness of the blood. Therefore this is where treatment of the disorder is aimed. Blood can be drawn at intervals (phlebotomy) to decrease its thickness, and some patients are given Aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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When would a doctor suggest myelosuppressive therapy as a treatment for polycythemia vera?

Not often: Polycythemia vera is caussed by multiple factors. Typicall the treatment is theraputic phlebotomy but if you had any condition that would be negatively affected by the plebotomy or physician preference you might have this done. Consider the cuase of the condition also would affect the treatment. ...Read more

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I am being tested for polycythemia vera. Doc thinks I have it. If I do have it and since i didn't start treatment yet, can I still get a nose job?

I am being tested for polycythemia vera. Doc thinks I have it. If I do have it and since i didn't start treatment yet, can I still get a nose job?

You should not.: P. Vera can cause abnormal blood clots to form and this can lead to a risk of pulmonary embolism while you are having surgery. You should not proceed with elective cosmetic surgery until the condition has been ruled out. ...Read more

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Can polycythemia vera make u shakey and anxious?

Can polycythemia vera make u shakey and anxious?

In reaction to sxs: There are many possible effects from polycythemia vera. Although being shakey & anxious are not specified - this would be understandable as a reaction to acute symptoms. ...Read more

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I have polycythemia vera. What food should I eat or avoid,?

I have polycythemia vera. What food should I eat or avoid,?

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 enemas!) But I don't think there is any strong data to suggests a "curative" diet. But I will help to eat as healthy as you can, it may help limit further stress on your body. ...Read more

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My friend has "polycythemia vera". What medicine treats this?

Depends on cause: The treatment really depends on the underlying cause. Unless that is known I can't help. Medications are available to treat this. ...Read more

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Are there specific tests to indicate whether you have polycythemia vera?

Partially: Pv is a clinical diagnosis that is somewhat complex. A large proportion of pv patients (but not all) have a positive jak-2 gene rearrangement test. There are other causes of polycythemia that need to be considered as well- treatment of pv is important, so you should see a hematologist to make the diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the difference between polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera and polycythemia vera?

Polycythemia: Polycythemia is a terminology used for a condition where your hemoglobin is elevated above the normal range.It does not tell you what the cause of the condition- which could be caused by a primary bone marrow problem -( which is called polycythemia rubra vera -abbreviated as polycythemia vera) vs some other secondary conditions such as chronic lung problem, sleep apnea, liver mass/renal mass et. ...Read more

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Does polycythemia vera affects married life?

Possible: If you mena intimacy yes. Polycythmia can thicken you blood and this can be a cause of impotance. ...Read more

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