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How to increase the platelet count in blood ?

What are the possible ways to increase the platelet count quickly? Lets say one thing is diet then what all most precisely should be taken in diet? and Is there any artificial ways of increasing the platelet count?, If yes what is that?, how safe is that? I am a Female 26. Current score is 60k, I want it to be 150k asap.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Jan 2011
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Take a lot of vitamin C supplements. You can obtain vitamin C from fruits and vegetables. Because vitamin C is water soluble, it can be easily absorbed by the body and will immediately help in restoring the body's platelet count.



However, the most common home remedy is to drink the bitter extract from a papaya leaf. Two leaves without the stalk can yield approximately two tablespoons of the extract.
Answered: Wed, 19 Jan 2011
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Thanks a lot doctor. Anything else you want to suggest for achieving faster growth in platelet count. Any home remedies would be more appreciating.

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Ruchi
Answered: Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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Take a lot of vitamin C supplements. You can obtain vitamin C from fruits and vegetables. Because vitamin C is water soluble, it can be easily absorbed by the body and will immediately help in restoring the body’s platelet count.
However, the most common home remedy is to drink the bitter extract from a papaya leaf. Two leaves without the stalk can yield approximately two tablespoons of the extract.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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Drumstick leaves, Indian gooseberry, green gram, liver,citrus fruits and egg yolk would help in resuming the proper production of the platelets.
Avoid fatty foods which could further damage the liver and hinder the production of the platelets...

Since the platelet count is low, there may be problems in clotting of blood. Try to avoid activities in which you could injure yourself.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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I wouldn't take high amounts of vitamin C as suggested by Dr., as vitamin C thins the blood and can increase bleeding problems and since your platelet count is already down this could actually be very dangerous if you injured yourself. Instead concentrate on foods high in Vitamin K, which helps to increase clotting factors in the blood. But the main issue is understanding whats causing the low platelet count in the first place as the causes can be very serious and need to be treated effectively.
Answered: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
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