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My platelet count is 140. Should I be concerned? Can I raise it through diet?

My platelet count is 140. Should I be concerned? Can I raise it through diet?

Near normal: Normal platelets counts are 150000 to 250000, so 140000 is near normal. If you do not have abnormal bleeding, e.g., easy bruising, bleeding from gums, blood in stools or urine, there is no cause for concern. It would be good to know your complete blood count because if other blood components are also low, then it should be investigated. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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My mpv levels have raised and are at 12.2 my legs turn purple and temp. Bruise, my chest flushes, but platelet count is normal. What could be wrong?

My mpv levels have raised and are at 12.2 my legs turn purple and temp. Bruise, my chest flushes, but platelet count is normal. What could be wrong?

Go to see MD: I don't think your symptoms have anything to do with the mpv. Since you are worried, you should talk to your parents and go to see you doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Could my low platelet count be due to my diet?

Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to counteract my low platelet count with adjusting my diet?

Food Matters: I would find out why they are low: do you have an immune condition? A blood problem? Make sure your B12 level is adequate; that you are not taking supplements or drugs that lower platelet count; and that you know the reason: once that illness or condition has improved the platelet count may come up along with it ...Read more

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What diet or food should I have if I have a blood platelet count of 542? Thank you doctors of haelthtap.Com

What diet or food should I have if I have a blood platelet count of 542? Thank you doctors of haelthtap.Com

Fix the problem: What is the cause? That is the question you have to answer. If you have low iron -then your will need to fix the iron ; find out why iron is low. Once iron is normal- platelet will be normalized by itself. If you have infection, then antibiotic should be given for infection, then platelet will go down by itself. No special diet you should do to fix platelet. You need to fix the underlying problem. ...Read more

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I have a 542 blood platelet count, what should I do to have a normal count? Any medicines, medication, diet or exercise to take? Thank u all god bless

I have a 542 blood platelet count, what should I do to have a normal count? Any medicines, medication, diet or exercise to take? Thank u all god bless

Discuss w/ ur MD: Go to see your md. Your md should evaluate you to find the cause of elevated platelet. We can't tell you what to do or give any advice-from a very limited information. Elevated platelet can be due to different conditions including reactive process to infection, inflammation, bleeding, iron deficiency vs other causes -i.e. Primary bone marrow problem etc. You've got to go to see md and get checked. ...Read more

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Platelet count is 135000 but RBC & hemoglbin is fine. How to improve platelet? Me: male, 34 yrs, 70 kg, 163 cm, india. Did gm diet 10 times, 2 yrs bac

Platelet count is 135000 but RBC & hemoglbin is fine. How to improve platelet? Me: male, 34 yrs, 70 kg, 163 cm, india. Did gm diet 10 times, 2 yrs bac

Perhaps wait...: Have you had low platelets chronically, or just this one time. It is encouraging that you are not anemic. How is your white blood cell count. You could be slightly low with regard to platelets due to a number of causes, such as viral suppression (transiently can shut down bone marrow) or itp (antibodies to platelets). I would check your platelets again in a month if you have no symptoms. ...Read more

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When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

When are hemotologists concerned about platelet count?

Less than 20,000: There is actually no magic number but most hematologists would worry about a platelet count less than 20, 000 especially if associated with signs of bleeding. Platelet counts lower than this have the highest risk for internal bleeding that could be life-threatening. The chronicity of the condition causing the low platelet count and the associated symptoms help the doctor decide on how to manage it. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more