A healthy platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 units per cubic millimeter of blood. If you are suffering from low numbers of platelets then you are at a risk of hemorrhaging. Low platelet count results in excessive bleeding even from minor cuts.
Inadequate production from bone marrow. Low platelet count is often accompanied by low counts of Red blood cells and white blood cells. Bone marrow problems occur due to many factors such as cancer, excessive alcoholic consumption or reaction of certain drugs.
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When the platelet destruction is much more that the production of platelets in the body. A problem associated with spleen also causes the platelets count to fall. Other diseases such as AIDS, Leukemia or cancer causes the platelet count to fall.
Nature has provided us with many uses to treat and cure almost all diseases. Even when low platelet count is concerned, natural ways are the best ways to increase the platelet count without any side effects.
Having the right diet helps treat many health problems. To improve the platelet counts have more of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables every day. If possible then have organic fruits and vegetables as they are healthier. Fruits and vegetables such as oranges, tomatoes, berries, green leafy veggies as well as kiwi helps in improving the platelet levels.
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Try to avoid or eliminate processed foods, junk food and refined sugar from your diet. Also avoid caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages. The above mentioned foods and drinks hamper with the bone marrow activity and cause the platelet count to reduce even further.
Milk has been shown to reduce platelet levels in those who are allergic to dairy products, even if the allergy is mild. Try and stay away from all dairy products for a week and get your platelet count checked at the end of the week.
If your platelet count has improved then milk products does hamper with the platelet counts in your body. If the platelet count is still the same then you can continue to have dairy products like before.
Have lots of fresh water at room temperature during the day. Do not have cold water as it slows down the digestion and has an effect on nutrient absorption. The blood cells are made up of water and proteins, hence having lots of water helps in improving the platelet count.
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Have foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Some foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids are fish, tuna, wild salmon as well as flax seed oil. Omega 3 helps in improving the immunity as well as the platelet count.
Indulge in strength training and cardiovascular exercises as they improve the flow of blood in the body. Exercising also strengthens the body’s immunity to fight off diseases naturally.