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Can Essential Thrombocytosis Be Cured
Educate yourself: If you're actually 32 years old, you're a little young for this diagnosis. Did you get genetic studies? You'll need to learn everything you can about it. Often the best treatment for bona fide essential thrombocythemia is to do nothing. There are medications that are helpful depending on your counts and whether it's giving you any problems. Your life expectancy isn't shortened by it. Keep learning ...Read more
Well-known: "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more
What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. what food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?
What do you suggest if I have essential thrombocytosis. What food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?
None: The food usually dose not effect thrombocytosis. ...Read more
Yes: Thrombocytosis will not affect your getting a tattoo. ...Read more
None: No herbal medicines have taken the place of hydrea (hydroxyurea) so far. Perhaps a new agent will show effectiveness in the future, but so far, nothing works as well as hydrea (hydroxyurea). ET at age 38 is not as dangerous as ET at age 60, but should still be checked by a hematologist, and treatment considered especially if platelet counts are high. ...Read more
It is a neoplasm: Essential thrombocythemia (et) is part of group of myeloproliferative neoplasm (mpn) - is a clonal disorder. Mpns are predisposed to clonal evolution and disease transformation to myelodysplasia and/or acute leukemia. The propensity to transform into acute myeloid leukemia differs among the subgroups- being the highest for cml- greater than 90% if left untreated and et being the least - about 5%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: With essential thrombocytosis, as well as any other condition that increases the likelihood of a blood clot, there is a concern that estrogen in a contraceptive methods will increase risk of clots even more. In these cases, methods without estrogen, like progesterone-only birth control pills ("the mini pill"), progesterone-releasing or copper iuds, depo-provera, and condoms are all good options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydroxyurea: Anagrelide not used much anymore due to the increase in fibrosis in the marrow. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My dad has essential thrombocytosis and was prescribed just a baby aspirin per day... Should he take it in morning or before bed? He's been in morn.
Either is fine: This is a reasonable approach. I'm glad he was diagnosed and is under care. ...Read more
My father was diagnosed with Essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) and high cholesterol. His hs, CRP is 4.5. IS this significant? 49 y/o
Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks i may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?
Is it safe for my father to take COQ10 & Plant sterol supplements? He has essential thrombocytosis. He already takes aspirin & pravastatin daily.
Looks OK,,,: It looks like no problem with plant sterols or COQ10 as there don't seem to be any major contraindications with the use of these together. However the use of statins like the pravastatin he's on may inhibit his own COQ10 production and COQ10 use may block the action of warfarin if your father ever takes that so that would be something to keep aware of. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?
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