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What causes low blood platelet count?

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Dr. Shruti Rijhwani

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Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in Blood Disorders
Question: I have low blood palates and what is the procedure to bring them back up. What vitamins or minerals, or food which will help?
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Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that the cause needs to be established . Whether the low Platelets are due to ITP that is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura which seems as in your case as the doctors are not doing anything .

Plus SLE also needs to be ruled out and ANA should be done for this , it can also present with thrombocytopenia . No vitamins or minerals will help in elevating the platelet count , only treating the cause will help to bring it normal. PLease send the reports so that i can guide you further .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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