December 26, 2010 Polycythemia Vera
Polycythemia Vera is considered a blood disorder in which there is a thicker than normal viscosity of the blood. When a patient has the polycythemia vera disorder, there is usually an increase in the client’s hemoglobin of 18g/dl, RBC of 16 million/mm and a hematocrit of 55% or better.
Symptoms that is usually associated with polycythemia vera includes an enlarged spleen, dizziness, tinnitus, fatigue, paresthesia, dyspnea, and pruritis.
Treatments of polycythemia vera includes:
- anticoagulant therapy.