If the blood test results say that you have fewer than 150.000 of platelets per microliter of circulating blood, it probably means that you have thrombocytopenia. This could happen due to processes such as trapping of the platelets in the spleen, decreased platelet production and increased destruction of platelets.
The process of trapped platelets happens due to the enlargement of the spleen and the causes for this are different disorders. If your bone marrow produces less platelet than normal, then the process of decreased platelet destruction is occurring. The reasons for this may be leukemia, anemia, hepatitis C or HIV, chemotherapy drugs and heavy alcohol consumption. Some conditions, such as pregnancy, may cause that your platelets are destroyed quicker than they’re produced and this is called increased destruction of platelets. Other causes of this process could be the bacteria in the blood, immune thrombocytopenia etc.
Whatever the cause may be this is not something to be neglected. The worst case scenario would be fatal internal bleeding. In next few paragraphs, we’ll introduce you to the ways you can increase the blood platelet count in a natural way.
Fruits with folate are also very important in our diet. They help the increase of platelet count by making them divide more rapidly. Asparagus and oranges are some of them, but spinach and whole grains are just some on the list of foods containing this element.
Oranges are super fruits that contain a lot of vitamin C and fibers. They are also full of phytonutrients that will help you boost your immunity system and increase the platelet count as well as vitamins B and A, calcium, pantothenic acid, copper, and potassium Daily intake of freshly squeezed orange juice will be enough to for an optimal daily intake of essential minerals and vitamins oranges have.
Papaya leaf juice has been used since ancient times in order to treat conditions such as Dengue fever. You’ll need to crush 2-3 papaya leaves and make a paste of it. Then use a clean cloth or bare hands and extract all the juice you can into a cup. Drink this daily and if you find the taste too bitter just put in some honey.
Gilroy or Amrita is popular for its antifungal, antibacterial, antirheumatic and anti-allergic properties. Put the galley stems into water overnight. In the morning, pour 2-3 cups of water in a pot and boil the soaked Gilroy stems in it while adding 4-5 tulsi leaves. After it is well boiled have this 2-3 times a day.
Pumpkin is one of the orange fruits full of vitamin A and essential vitamins. They regulate protein production in your body which will bring your immune system back to the optimal state.
Pomegranate is a super fruit that contains a lot of iron and vitamins that will help you fight off any platelet-related disease.
Various sorts of berries, red guava, nuts, dark green veggies and sweet potatoes are just some of the foods that contain antioxidants that are pivotal in the improvement of our immune system. Many diseases that attack our immune system are actually caused by low platelet count so it makes absolute sense to eat antioxidants that will boost the immune system and get the platelets back in order. Antioxidants fight free radicals and enhance cellular membranes that become strong and don’t allow unfriendly outside effects get in the way of our organism’s well-being.
Gooseberries or amla is a fruit that you can eat both in a raw state and as a juice. You can take 3-4 gooseberries a day or drink some fresh gooseberry juice which will spike the platelet count and enforce your immune system. You can drink the juice with some honey.
Vitamin K rich foods altogether present a highly efficient remedy for the low platelet count. What makes them so powerful is their anti-inflammatory property that nullifies the inflammation that is usually the primary cause for the low blood platelet count. Leafy veggies such as spinach and lettuce, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower, olive, soybean, and seaweeds are the ones that have an abundance of this vitamins.
One of the examples of how to make a nice soup full of healthy minerals among which there would be vitamin K is to make a broccoli soup. First, heat some olive oil in a saucepan and sauté onion and garlic until they become tender. Afterward, mix potato, broccoli, and chicken broth. Put this to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Take the vegetables and blend them into a puree and season this with nutmeg and pepper.
Water grass juice has superb anti-anemic qualities. Having different enzymes, acids, minerals, beta carotene and vitamins such as E, C, and B12, no wonder why it has been so popular as a method to increase the level of blood platelets. All you need for this juice is well, roughly chopped water grass and a blender. After you make a paste dilute it with water and have it up to 3 times a day. The blender has to be specifically made for this sort of grass. Instead of the blender, you can use strainer, sieve or mortar and pestle.
Aloe vera has all the components that are valuable for the improvement of our immune system. Therefore it is essential in increasing the platelet number in our blood. All you need is ½ of an aloe vera leaf. Scrape the green part well with a knife and scoop the gel. Dilute in in water and drink it on daily basis.
Crab, chicken, turkey and beef are full of zinc, vitamin B12, and proteins. This all will give an immense injection to your immune system that will recover after being weakened due to low platelet count. These are all full of iron that is the main material for your body to build an immunity system fortress.