Looking for some insight on natural options to help lower and maintain high hemoglobin and HCT.
I am on on TRT and belive this to be the cause of my high hemoglobin levels. I have seen a specialist in the past and have bi-weekly bt to check my levels. Over the past fwe years I have had to have phlebodomies (blood removal) to to control my hgb & hct.
Over this time my levels where hgb 16.8-18gm/dl (range 12.5-17) and hct 50-51.1% (range 36-50). When at these levels I had 500ml of blood removed and water put in. Levels would be fine for a while.
They have been good for a good while then all of a sudden jumped up. The only thing I can think of that might have made them increase was.......
I shoulder surgery in Nov. and thus cant workout which in turn I dont drink much water. Typically I drink 100+ oz of h2o per day and take 1 aspirin per day. I had to stop the aspirin as well due to taking pain and anti inlamitory meds.
So, I was woundering if anyone had any knowledge of foods/liquids to help control these blood levels. I am not sure if water intake and start back taking aspirin will help or if I just will need to keep giving blood