There are no known causes of chronic myeloproliferative disorders. This group of disorders is generally considered to be acquired, not inherited, diseases. However, you may be genetically predisposed to these types of disorders. Some external factors that may cause these disorders are environmentally related. These include being overexposed to radiation, chemicals, or electrical wiring.
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How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) treated?
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) may follow a relapsing-remitting course, in which symptoms may come and go, for years. In most cases (approximately 80 percent), an individual with POTS improves and becomes functional, although some residual symptoms remain.
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Should pregnant women take anticoagulants?
Anticoagulants, which thin the blood, are an effective way to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition for which pregnant women are at increased risk throughout pregnancy and for up to six weeks after pregnancy. However, one common blood thinner, warfarin, should not be prescribed to pregnant women. Pregnant women may be prescribed heparin, an injected anticoagulant.
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