Tincup wrote:Wonder if plasma donation at the blood donation center would have any similar effect? Nothing going back in, your body would have to be making its own new stuff.
My mom had a lymphoma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. Hyper blood viscosity can be a symptom and plasmapheresis was a commonly used treatment for it. Only reporting this to say it is readily available.
Julie G wrote:Leading me to wonder if plasmapheresis could also overcome the fibrinogen/hypercoagulation uncovered by Gladstone???
In the case of Waldenstrom's, if a person has this hypercoagulation symptom, plasmapheresis was done fairly frequently, like every two weeks. Not sure how soon the Gladstone hypercoagulation would reappear.
Julie G wrote:Researchers have essentially found a molecular “reset button” to reverse aging. A new study shows that diluting blood plasma rejuvenates tissue and reverses aging in mice.
Tincup wrote:My mom had a lymphoma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. Hyper blood viscosity can be a symptom and plasmapheresis was a commonly used treatment for it.
Nords wrote: Because of all the substances Dad was getting plugged into, the oncologist installed a subcutaneous port below his left collarbone.
With Alzheimer's, I can't tell you how many times my father rediscovered that port for the first time all over again just about every morning. It fed directly into all of his lifelong conspiracy theories about doctors treating him as a lab rat.
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