Home Treatments for Polycythemia Vera

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Can you list some herbal remedies for polycythemia vera?

Besides medical measures to treat polycythemia vera such as phlebotomy, low-dose aspirin, medications to lower blood cells and destroy cancer cells, etc. Certain herbs can also be used to alleviate the symptoms of polycythemia vera, which are as follows:
  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe Vera
  • Flax
  • Garlic
  • Goldenseal
  • Hawthorn
  • Licorice Root
  • Red Ginseng
  • Echinacea
  • Cat's Claw
 

How to prevent polycythemia vera in daily life?

Avoid Smoking or Chewing Tobacco Tobacco can narrow blood vessels, which increase the risk of getting blood clots. Do Some Moderate Exercises Moderate exercises such as walking can improve blood flow. Leg and ankle stretches can also improve blood circulation. Bath or Shower in Cool Water You can try bathe or shower in cool water if warm water causes itching. Be Good to Your Skin Keep your skin moist with lotion, and try not to scratch Avoid Extreme Temperatures In cold weather, always wear warm clothing, particularly on your hands and feet. In hot weather, protect yourself from the sun and drink plenty of liquids. Keywords: natural treatments polycythemia vera; natural cure polycythemia vera
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