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High Hematocrit

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  • Posted By: broomcornhallie
  • January 17, 2007
  • 04:48 PM

A recent routine medical exam revealed an increase of 8 points for my Hematocrit count (from 42 to 50) over the past year. I began Atkins Diet two weeks ago. Do you think the high fat/high protein aspects of this diet would/could cause a temporary increase in the hematocrit count? I feel fine and the exam revealed no other abnormalities. My doctor has order sonograms of my liver, spleen and kidneys. I know I don't drink enough water daily--would this be a contributing factor?

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