Category: Medical

New Moms: CDC Warns Against Placenta Consumption

A growing trend among new mothers can be potentially dangerous according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Whether raw, cooked or in pill form, some new moms believe that major health benefits can be gained through consuming their placenta after childbirth. Proponents say that it increases milk production, energy and helps to prevent postpartum depression. Some celebrities have even joined in the practice adding to its popularity.

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Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm and is characterized by the presence of an unusually high number of red blood cells in the body. A higher concentration of white blood cells and platelets may also be a factor in people with this condition. In PV patients, the blood is thicker than normal, causing slow blood flow and poor oxygenation. The primary complication of PV is the increased risk for thrombotic events (blood clots).

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