If you are reading this I can assume that either you or a loved one is suffering from low platelets and are wondering how to increase them. You are not alone, millions world wide also want to know how to increase platelet count. For the next few brief lines we are going to discuss your medical options. In conclusion we will mention and option that for the most part is overlooked although it has proven successful for thousands.
If you are already familiar with standard medical treatments and are looking for additional methods to increase platelets I suggest you skip right to the last three paragraphs of this article.
You can have low platelets for several reasons. Medications taken for other ailments can lower your platelet count. Injuries can also have a negative effect on your counts. In both of these cases your body is producing platelets it is just that an external cause has lowered them. Correcting the issue (stop the offending medication or the bleeding) will cause your platelet counts to go back to normal.
But for many it is not so easy. They suffer from an autoimmune condition called ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura) where the body is actually destroying platelets faster then they are being made causing the low counts. This results in bruising and bleeding and can even lead to hospitalization if not attended too.
Standard medical treatments are geared towards immediate action if counts are so low that your life is threatened and immune suppressing methods if counts are low but not yet dangerous. The treatments used in a life treating situation are temporary and once out of danger the treatment strategy will be changed to the latter.
- Spleen removal
- Blood Filtration
- Infusing Immunoglobulins
Any one or combination of these treatments could be successful for the short term but further long term treatment to suppress the immune system will be needed.
Long Term Treatments
The drug used most is Prednisone. It decreases the antibodies in the body that are attacking the platelets and thereby platelet levels increase. The problem is this treatment is not without its nasty side effects ranging from osteoporosis, obesity, cataracts, diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma and more.
Another treatment involves using synthetic male hormones (Danazole). This needs to be used over a year to see results. Many go into remission using this method of treatment. However it is also not without it's side effects. The main one is risk for liver disease but others include stroke, clots, jaundice and for woman breast shrinkage and facial hair.
Doctors care is imperative for those with ITP or low platelets for what ever reason, however you can do more to improve your situation than go to the doctor. Natural remedies for lupus can also be implemented to increase platelet count. You may scoff at this but it is true. You can actually modulate the part of the immune system causing the problem instead of suppressing the whole thing and possibly damaging it permanently.
This is going to take action on your part. You will have to educate yourself and them implement what you learn. Discipline is necessary but the benefits are well worth the effort. You will not only learn How to Increase Platelet Count naturally but you will also improve your over all health in the long run. That means less hospital and doctors visits. You will get your life back!
This over looked strategy is completely covered in a book written by Louis Cruz titled Conquer Low Platelets. As a doctor he has help many, including family members to overcome low platelets permanently using scientifically backed all natural methods.
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