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Myeloproliferative Disorders: All You Need To Kno

About


A group of slow-growing blood cancers in which the bone marrow makes too many abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets.


More than 200,000 people in the U.S. are estimated to be living with an MPN. [1]


- Requires medical treatment.
- Lab test and image tests are often required.
- Can happen to both men and women.


Myeloproliferative disorders, or MPDs — are a collection of blood disorders that are believed to be caused by mutations in bone marrow stem cells. It isnt something inherited, rather happens when you are an adult. Having a virus or being around toxic chemicals or radiations can cause this to happen.


Age Affected: Can happen to people of any age group.


Symptoms


- Anaemia, pale skin and lack of appetite.
- Shortness of breath and weakness.
- Bleeding in excess.
- UTIs, skin and sinus infections.
- Night sweats, fever, and petechiae.
- Bruising easily and fatigue.


Treatment


This disorder is difficult to cure, and your doctor will typically focus on trying to get your blood cells back to normal levels. Some of the common ways to do are:


Therapy: Chemotherapy, gene therapy, hormone therapy, and radiation therapy might be prescribed by your doctor.


Medications: Your doctor may prescribe pills to reduce blood cells count and platelets.


Specialists: At mfine, come on board and consult a specialist for a second opinion and cure yourself with a holistic treatment program.

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