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How do you prevent polycythemia vera?
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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No prevention
True polycythemia vera cannot be prevented.
The bone marrow decides to produce more red blood cells. This is not affected by diet or lifestyle. Secondary polycythemia is caused by smoking, dehydration or high altitude.

In brief: No prevention
True polycythemia vera cannot be prevented.
The bone marrow decides to produce more red blood cells. This is not affected by diet or lifestyle. Secondary polycythemia is caused by smoking, dehydration or high altitude.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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