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What does large and giant platelet in the blood indicate ?

My platelet count is 79 and occasional large and giant platelet found in blood .My total cholestrol is 7.7. What is the implication of it to my health? Also, what can I do about it? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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Your platelet count is low and this can predispose you to bleeding from the nose, from the gums, under the skin ( in the form of red spots) and prolonged bleeding from cuts. The cause would need to be determined by doing a bone marrow biopsy. The treatment would depend upon the identified cause. Meanwhile, I would suggest you get a platelet count done weekly and totally avoid situations where you can get injured.
Your cholesterol levels are high and this has been found to predispose you to heart disease and other diseases of the blood vessels. They need to be managed with a mixture of dietary interventions and drugs like statins.
Please have a low fat diet with your saturated fat intake
Exercise for atleast 50 minutes daily. This should be primarily cardiovascular exercise like walking, jogging, skipping or swimming.
Speak with your physician about the need for statins like atorvastatin.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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