Our expert says:
He may have polycythemia, a rare disease where the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. Usually it is well controlled by going for regular blood donations ( in the beginning once a week until his hematocrit reading is less than 45) but he needs to go for regular check ups at your doctor too as in a very small % of patients they may develop a kind of blood cancer with time (every 3-6 months). Some patients may also need to take 1/2 Disprin per day to prevent blood clots that can cause stroke or heart attacks. It will be good if he can see a hematologist long term.
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