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|Author: ||dopey doper|
|Subject: ||RE: Viktor Rothlin IS BACK 37y old 2:08:32|
He didn't dope because 'he's swiss', what a load of crap, Victor had an embolism, I wonder why...
Side Effects of EPO Blood Doping
Anemia, renal failure and cancer chemotherapy makes use of EPO or erythropoietin as a form of treatment. The role of EPO is to stimulate the bone marrow in order to manufacture more erythrocytes or red blood cells.
Unnecessary and prolonged administration of EPO can result in polycythemia due to increased hematocrit levels. Polycythemia is a condition that thickens the blood resulting in a decreased blood flow. These circumstances put an athlete at risk of forming blood clots that could lead to stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis in the legs.
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