Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disorder that can cause a number of health problems. While the cause of polycythemia is unknown, there are certain things that can increase your risk of developing it.
What should I know about polycythemia vera causes?
There is no one polycythemia cause, but researchers believe that it may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some things that can increase your risk of developing polycythemia include:
– Being exposed to certain chemicals or radiation
– Having an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis
– Taking certain medications, including aspirin and birth control pills
If you have any of these risk factors, it’s important to talk to your doctor about whether you should be screened for polycythemia. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preventing serious health problems.
We hope this information has been useful to you.