Opposite of anaemia??

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by charliegreywolf on Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:45 pm

Opposite of anaemia??

I'm pre-diabetic and at my last check my doctor told me I have too many red cells in my blood. She gave it a fancy name and I was too stressed and flustered to take it all in. Is this harmful, and what can I do to help the issue? What causes it? And will it get better on its own?

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by Justine Greenwood on Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:02 pm

Re: Opposite of anaemia??

Dear Charliegreywolf,

Thank you for posting such an interesting question.

There are a few different conditions where there are higher levels of red cells than normal. Was the name the GP gave you polycythaemia? If it was, take a look at this website which should answer some of your questions - http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/polycythae ... ction.aspx

I have to admit, this is a new condition to me and I hope the information on the site is useful to you.

Justine Greenwood
Learning and Development Pharmacist, Rowlands Pharmacy
http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/on ... enwood.php

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