Many of us don't consider high hemoglobin levels a problem, but it can be. More importantly, the underlying cause might need urgent attention – from something as easily fixed as dehydration to a more serious condition like a heart or pulmonary ailment. Smoking, excessive drinking, and high exposure to carbon monoxide can also be triggers. Babies born post-term or at high altitudes or who have diabetic mothers can also develop high hemoglobin levels.
What is Polycythemia vera? Polycythemia vera (PV, PCV) (also known as erythremia, primary polycythemia and polycythemia rubra vera) is a myeloproliferative blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the overproduction of white blood cells and platelets. Most of the health[.....]
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