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polycythemia rubella vera

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2006
  • 11:16 PM

my husband, aged 37, has been diagnosed with polycythemia about 2 years ago, seems to have every related complication. no one has ever sat us down to discuss the seriousness of his condition, so i feel that we are in a constant state of denial about what is going on. need some answers, don't need sugar coating, anyone also suffering from this disease or has current info. most information i have found dates back to 1998. he got a genetic test to reconfirm, are my children likly to have the same disease.

annaoife@yahoo.com

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  • I googled your request and found many links, too many. The bottom line is he's got too many blood cells and that would make his blood viscuous. According to some of the articles you could get a stroke or a heart attack due to blood clots. One way to help is blood-letting, and I would avoid green leafy vegetables because of the high content of vitamin K.
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    • November 9, 2006
    • 11:30 PM
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