How does polycythemia vera lead to thrombocytopenia?
Thrombocytopenia could be due to an increased platelet aggregation and adhesion caused by hyperviscosity. The marrow can no longer produces blood cells resulting in low levels of healthy, functioning red blood cells which causes anemia, platelets (thrombocytopenia) and white blood cells (leukopenia).
Yes, it is on the higher side and you may be suceptible to bruising and blood clots.
Yes, both low or high hemoglobin count are associated with cardiovascular risks and hypertension.
Hemoglobin E (HbE) is an extremely common structural hemoglobin variant that occurs at high frequencies throughout many Asian countries. It is a beta-hemoglobin variant, which is produced at a slightly reduced rate and hence has the phenotype of a mild form of beta thalassemia.
About 70 percent of your body's iron is found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin and in muscle cells called myoglobin.
Polycythemia vera can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated. It can cause blood clots resulting in a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. Additionally, it can also cause the enlargement of the liver and spleen. Hence, this condition should be treated as soon as possible to prevent fatal compications.