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Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera is a rare blood problem in which the body makes too many red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all the parts of the body. Polycythemia vera makes blood thicker. When this happens, it may lead to a few serious health problems like: Blood clots that can happen anywhere. They can cause heart attacks or strokes. Blood cancers Other cancers Polycythemia vera is a serious health problem that needs to be treated right away.

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