Effects of a high blood platelet count, or thrombocytosis, can include stroke, heart attack and blood clots due to blood vessel blockage, according to the Cleveland Clinic. After thrombocytosis has been in an individual'... More »

Causes of a high platelet count include cancer, recent spleen removal and anemia caused by premature destruction of the red blood cells, notes MedlinePlus. A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 400,000 platelets... More »

Causes of a high platelet count include recent spleen removal, cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia and the use of certain medications, according to MedlinePlus. An increased platelet count indicates the body is making m... More »

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An elevated platelet count generally means one of two things: reactive thrombocytosis or essential thrombocythemia. Reactive thrombocytosis means that an underlying condition has elevated the platelets, while essential t... More »

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Doctors treat an elevated platelet count, called thrombocytosis, by targeting its root cause. Thrombocytosis can result from a blood or bone marrow disease, which can overproduce and elevate the amount of platelets in th... More »

High blood pressure is considered dangerous when it leads to stroke, kidney disease, heart failure and heart attack, and dangerously high readings are 180/110 and higher. A person may have high blood pressure for a long ... More »

An increased platelet count, or thrombocythemia, can cause blood clots that travel to the brain, feet and hands, according to Healthline. The symptoms include numbness in the fingers and toes, dizziness, headache, heart ... More »

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