Overproduction or excessive buildup of red blood cells (RBCs) can raise your blood pressure.
This can come with symptoms including fatigue, joint pain, and trouble sleeping.
Forum Health uses the IV treatment therapeutic phlebotomy, also known as bloodletting, to remove RBCs from your body and reduce iron overload.
Phlebotomy is recognized as an effective treatment
Also known as bloodletting or venesection, therapeutic phlebotomy is the removal of blood from your body to treat medical conditions.
And while it might sound slightly medieval, phlebotomy is recognized as an effective treatment, particularly for blood disorders and for those who suffer from iron overload.