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Are you worried about your Erythrocytosis?

What causes Erythrocytosis?

Symptoms vary from headaches and dizziness to high blood pressure and nosebleeds. Most cases are not an indication of underlying medical conditions but more severe cases can require long term treatment like venesection (blood removal).

What can you do at home?

If you have a high red blood cell count, you are more susceptible to things like blood clots. You can lessen the risk of these blood clots by making certain lifestyle changes. These include stopping smoking and maintaining a healthy body weight.

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You should also seek further medical attention if you experience any of the following:

Erythrocytosis will only be found when you are having a blood test, more commonly when you are taking a blood test for another medical reason. When it is discovered that you have an unusually high level of red blood cells, your doctor will discuss with you the severity, implications and if necessary, potential treatments associated with erythrocytosis.

Are you worried about your Erythrocytosis?

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Possible Causes and Related Conditions
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Dehydration
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Low oxygen levels
  • Sleep apnea
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the common symptoms of erythrocytosis?

Common symptoms of erythrocytosis include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Itchy or red skin
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Blurred vision
  • Gout

You should seek medical attention if you are experiencing pain or swelling in one leg, chest or upper back pain, breathlessness or feelings of dizziness or possible fainting or warm skin.