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Abeer Fatima
Abeer Fatima7 months ago
Risk Factors of Polycythemia

Risk Factors of Polycythemia

Polycythemia refers to elevated number of circulating erythrocytes. Consequently, hematocrit is also raised. The risk factors of polycythemia are: - hypoxia - sleep apnea - certain tumors - chronic pulmonary disorder - smoking - chronic carbon monoxide exposure - high altitude - genetic mutations Reference: https://www.medicinenet.com/polycythemia_high_red_blood_cell_count/article.htm Image via: https://www.planetayurveda.com/library/primary-polycythemia-vera/

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