In addition to the use of cytostatic agents, doctors are increasingly resorting to the use retino-a of radioactive phosphorus. It accumulates in the bones, locally affecting the bone marrow. The drug significantly reduces the rate of blood formation (especially red blood cells). As a rule, the drug is taken 3-4 times a day for a week. But the method has contraindications. Radioactive phosphorus cannot be used, for example, in case of serious damage to the kidneys and liver.
Hydroxyurea is widely used to treat pathologies. This inhibitor is recommended for patients susceptible to thrombus formation (over 70 years of age, high platelet concentration, presence of pathologies of the heart and blood vessels).
To adjust the content of red blood cells in the blood, you need to exclude eggs, milk and dairy products, and red meat from your diet. You should give up bad habits. Drinking even small amounts of retino-a increases the likelihood of blood clots in the coronary vessels. Drugs negate drug therapy, and smoking increases blood pressure. In Vaquez disease, this habit can cause sudden cardiac arrest. To increase the effectiveness of polycythemia treatment, the menu will be very helpful.
Sweet clover decoction is widely used to thin the blood. A teaspoon of herb is poured into a glass of boiling water, filtered and drunk half a glass three times a day. Cranberry tea also thins the blood well. Fresh and dry berries are suitable for brewing. Pour two tablespoons of berries with a glass of boiling water, cover and leave for about twenty minutes. Drink without restrictions, you can add honey. Decoctions prepared on the basis are good at dilating blood vessels and improving blood flow.