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Treatments for Polycythemia

Treatments for Polycythemia:

Prompt treatment and regular medical care for people with polycythemia minimizes the risk of developing serious complications, such as peptic ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, heart attack and stroke.

The most effective treatment plan for polycythemia uses a multifaceted approach that generally includes regular medical monitoring and interventions aimed at the specific type of polycythemia. For polycythemia vera, this includes phlebotomy. This procedure lowers the high number of blood cells by taking a pint of blood from a vein on a regular basis. This is determined regular monitoring and testing of the number and concentration of red blood cells.

Phlebotomy reduces the chances of developing blood clots, which can lead to complications. In some cases, aspirin may be prescribed to prevent clots. Medications, such as chemotherapy, may also be used to control the over production of blood cells.

To treat secondary polycythemia, the underlying disease or condition, such as liver tumor or smoking, must be diagnosed and addressed.

Treatment List for Polycythemia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Polycythemia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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Hospital statistics for Polycythemia:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Polycythemia:

  • 0.09% (11,825) of hospital consultant episodes were for polycythaemia vera in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for polycythaemia vera required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for polycythaemia vera were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for polycythaemia vera were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for polycythaemia vera required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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