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Old 01-05-2013, 06:05 PM   #9
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Re: Essential Thrombocytosis (high platelets)

To those with this condition, in addition to your meds, it is advisable to avoid dehydration, as that "thickens" the blood and predisposes to clots, avoid smoking (enhances clotting and plaque buildup within the arteries), and females should avoid hormone replacement therapy and birth control pills because of enhanced clotting. Infections will raise the platellet count, so they should be treated as early as possible. When travelling, move around frequently especially the legs, to prevent clots from inactivity and sluggish venous circulation.

 
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