I did some research on High Hematocrit and while yes, there are several reasons it could be elevated I found one that seemed so simple. Lack of Hydration.
I ask, are you individuals with high Hematocrit drinking lots of water in the day, consistently every day? I think it’s a valid question to ask yourself and I am not talking about someone saying “yes I do”, but you know you don’t. My mother always says she drinks water, and then she stays with me for a week straight and she never drinks one ounce. She says it makes her throw up to even think of water (only drinks soda and sugar drinks).
My Hematocrit was slightly over 54% since it climbed starting TRT. I made no additional changes to my diet except I had realized that at some point I had completely stopped drinking my daily intake of water that I was accustom to when healthy. I don’t ever drink Soda’s. I just wasn’t drinking anything.
What happened? I got my blood results back today (doctor called me, my copy is in the mail) and he told me my Hematocrit went down to 49%, and I had only resumed my water intake for 1 week prior to that test. He asked me what did I do? Did I donate blood? I said no, I drank water.
I can only suggest, if you ware one of these people who has high Hematocrit, assess your water intake and force yourself to drink 64+ ounces a day and see what happens. I can tell it’s helping me in many more ways than just this one symptom. Sometimes the answers can be so simple and overlooked.