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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Low Platelets

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I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for low platelets?

I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for low platelets?

No plant treatment.: I don't know of any plant treatment. How bad is it? What is the cause of the low platelets? If the platelets are only a little low, maybe nothing need be done. Also, the cause needs to be determined. Is it due to liver disease, to h pylori, to an immune disorder, blood disease, other condition? Discuss with your doctor so you can get control over this condition. ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Is itp a form of cancer? Since they found out that I have low platelets in 07. I heaven on IV treatments.My platelets can be 168 an still taktreatment

Is itp a form of cancer? Since they found out that I have low platelets in 07. I heaven on IV treatments.My platelets can be 168 an still taktreatment

No: Ttp is a disorder causing clot formation in microscopic blood vessels and resulting in low platelet counts altered mental status and renal failure . It responds to plasmapheresis. Cause is unknown. Some forms of cancer may be complicated by ttp and there is a genetic form too. ...Read more

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Can gout cause low platelets?

Can gout  cause low platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. with high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment called allopurinol to reduce uric acid, than a side effect of this medicine is low platelets. But this is rare; would advise a thorough review of all medications and interactions to be sure that there is no unwanted side effects from medications ...Read more

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Can you fly with low platelets 5k?

Can you fly with low platelets 5k?

Be seen: That is low enough for you to spontaneously start bleeding. You should be seen immediately by a hematologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can low platelets affect the mind?

How can low platelets affect the mind?

Not usually: Low platelets by themselves do not affect the mind, except by worry. There are some unusual diseases such as ttp that affect the brain, kidney and platelets. On their own they rarely impact on thinking or memory. ...Read more

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Does having low platelets make you tired?

Does having low platelets make you tired?

Thrombocytopenia: No. Low platelets do not cause fatigue but this could be associated with anemia or other blood related issues that could. You should seek medical advice from your internist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?

Is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?

Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, autoimmune ITP, inherited syndromes, infections (especially viral), medications, OTC nutritional supplements, tonic water (quinine), alcohol, and other causes. Leukemia often shows abnormal WBC count and anemia. Doc visit is needed to pinpoint cause ...Read more

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Newborn with low platelets, what is diagnosis?

Newborn with low platelets, what is diagnosis?

Thrombocytopenia: The name of the condition is thrombocytopenia. If real (test can be a false positive) the condition usually arises when the mom develops anti platelet antibodies that have crossed into baby & destroy its platelets. The condition can be major requiring rx or minor & will generally fade over time as the antibodies decline. Low platelets can also be a sign of infection in baby. ...Read more

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Why do most cirrhosis patients have low platelets?

Hypersplenism: With portal hypertension in liver disease the spleen enlarges. It can destroy platelets as it increases in size. Likewise continued alcohol consumption can suppress the production of new platelets in the bone marrow. If the cause of liver injury is removed in time some recovery can take place. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more