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Can essential thrombocytosis be cured?

Can essential thrombocytosis be cured?

No: Essential thrombocytosis can however be managed with medication and in emergent cases, plasmaphoresis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can essential thrombocytosis be inherited?

Can essential thrombocytosis be inherited?

Yes: Essential thrombocytosis can be inherited (autosomal dominant). When inherited, it is called familial essential thrombocytosis. However, mutations can also occur later in life in a non-inherited pattern. ...Read more

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What to do about essential thrombocytosis!!!!! Please help!?

What to do about essential thrombocytosis!!!!! Please help!?

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

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Can you get bleeding with essential thrombocytosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get bleeding with essential thrombocytosis? What are the other symptoms?

Yes: You can bleed with et especially if your platelet level is very high above 1 million. Et can cause thrombosis/clotting as well as bleeding. Thus, you need to make sure that your platelet is well controlled. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any medical information on a condition called "essential thrombocytosis"?

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

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What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. What food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?

What to do if I have essential thrombocytosis. What food should I eat and what's not. I'm on an early stage.?

Just be healthy: That means focus on a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Eat healthy fats like avocados and fatty fish(tuna, mackerel, salmon) and avoid trans fats. Make sure you don't forget to eat reasonable portion sizes too. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Thrombocytosis: You really need to work with your hematologist--depending how high platelets, genetic factors, your bone marrow tretment low dose aspirin, hydroxyurea, anagrelide--also weght loss, stopping smoking, hydration--the fear is blood clots. ...Read more

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What is the herbal medicine for someone with essential thrombocytosis?

What is the herbal medicine for someone with essential thrombocytosis?

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

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Help please! Is essential thrombocytosis a blood cancer?

Help please! Is essential thrombocytosis a blood cancer?

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 more

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Can birth control be used if a person has essential thrombocytosis?

Can birth control be used if a person has essential thrombocytosis?

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 method 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 more

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How long can a patient take hydroxyurea for primary essential thrombocytosis?

How long can a patient take hydroxyurea for primary essential thrombocytosis?

As long as it works: This medication has been studied for a long time. There has been no reported cases of secondary cancers directly related to hydrea (hydroxyurea). It just needs to be monitored, as you know. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a substitute drug for agrylin (anagrelide) for essential thrombocytosis disease?

What is a substitute drug for agrylin (anagrelide) for essential thrombocytosis disease?

Hydroxyurea: Anagrelide not used much anymore due to the increase in fibrosis in the marrow. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks I may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?

Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks I may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?

Both are : Myelproliferative disorders so you would label it one or the other. Pcrv can have a high platelet count. You would say et if it seems to be a platelet only phenomenon. Disorders are related and acquired, rather than genetic in the inherited sense. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my father to take COQ10 & Plant sterol supplements? He has essential thrombocytosis. He already takes aspirin & pravastatin daily.

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 more

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My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?

My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?

These sound: Like usual treatment for the conditions you describe. But a lot depends on his actual platelet count and cholesterol profile. Sounds like he has a doctor already, so I would follow the doctor's advice. ...Read more