Polycythaemia

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Last Updated: 05 May 2022

Polycythaemia, recognized as erythrocytosis, suggests having a high focus of red blood cells in your blood. This makes the blood thicker and less able to take a trip via capillary and organs. Much of the symptoms of polycythaemia are triggered by this slow-moving circulation of blood. Not everybody with polycythaemia has symptoms, yet many do. If you have relentless symptoms of polycythaemia, make a visit to see your GP. Polycythaemia can cause embolism. These place you in danger of deadly problems such as: lung blood clots, an obstruction in the blood vessel that lugs blood from the heart to the lungs. If you or a person you're with programs signs of DVT or a pulmonary blood clot, seek medical assistance immediately. Polycythaemia also increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. If you think that you or someone you're with is having a heart attack or stroke, look for emergency medical assistance.

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