Certain genes may predispose you to developing chronic myeloproliferative disorders, in which case there is no way to prevent them. But environmental factors place you at a higher risk for these disorders, such as exposure to intense radiation, chemotherapy drugs, chemicals, and electric wiring. Therefore, avoiding overexposure to these risk factors may help prevent chronic myeloproliferative disorders.
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Can chronic myeloproliferative disorders be prevented?
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What can be the consequences of misdiagnosing aortic dissection?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAortic dissection is a weakening in wall of the largest blood vessel exiting the heart, creating a false channel of blood that can eventually tear under high pressure and stress. Misdiagnosing aortic dissection can lead to multiple organ failure, stroke, hemorrhage and death.
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Can I donate blood if I am on hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
American Red Cross answeredWomen on hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis are eligible to donate blood.
Guidelines on eligibility to give blood change from time to time. The most up-to-date eligibility information can be obtained by contacting the American Red Cross blood center nearest you.
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