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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

High red blood cell count


Red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes, are responsible for carrying oxygen to your body's tissues. If you have a high red blood cell count, it means that you have more red blood cells in your blood than normal. This condition is known as erythrocytosis.


There are many causes of high red blood cell count, including certain medical conditions, such as heart and lung diseases, and certain medications. In some cases, the cause is unknown.


Symptoms of high red blood cell count can vary, depending on the underlying cause. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. In other cases, you may experience fatigue, headaches, or shortness of breath.


If you have high red blood cell count, it’s important to see a doctor. Your doctor may perform tests to determine the cause of your high red blood cell count and suggest a treatment plan. In some cases, treatment may include medications to decrease the production of red blood cells or to treat the underlying medical condition.


You can also take steps to manage your high red blood cell count by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet can help to reduce red blood cell count. Regular physical activity has also been shown to reduce red blood cell count and improve overall health.


In conclusion, high red blood cell count is a serious condition that requires medical attention. By working with your doctor, you can develop a plan to manage your high red blood cell count and reduce your risk of medical problems. Stay informed and stay healthy.


Natural Home Remedies to decrease high red blood cell count


High red blood cell count, also known as erythrocytosis, is a serious condition that requires medical attention. While medical treatment is necessary for managing high red blood cell count, there are some natural home remedies that may help to reduce your red blood cell count:

  1. Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce red blood cell count, as well as improve overall health.

  2. Eat a balanced diet

  3. Avoid exposure to high altitudes: Spending time at high altitudes can increase red blood cell production, so it's important to limit your time at high altitudes.

  4. Maintain a healthy weight: Obesity has been linked to high red blood cell count, so it's important to maintain a healthy weight through a balanced diet and exercise.

  5. Reduce stress: Stress can increase red blood cell production, so it's important to manage stress through exercise, relaxation techniques, or counseling.


It's important to note that these remedies should not replace proper medical treatment and always consult with your doctor before trying them. Your doctor can suggest the most appropriate treatment for your specific case and monitor your condition. A healthy diet and lifestyle can also help maintain proper red blood cell levels.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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