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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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What could be the reason for splenomegaly and low platelet count?

What could be the reason for splenomegaly and low platelet count?

To correct the issue: Low platelet counts usually occur because platelets are destroyed in the spleen at a faster rate than new platelets can be produced. If conservative therapy fails, removal of the spleen can prevent low platelet counts. ...Read more

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Low platelets 112000. All tests done, found normal except vit d which is 23.8. What is tobe done? Please advise reason.

Low platelets 112000. All tests done, found normal except vit d which is 23.8. What is tobe done? Please advise reason.

Decrease stress: Crohn's disease, low vit d and low platelets are related. Auto-immune disorders are helped l by lowering stress which decreases free cadmium. Taking vit d 3 up to 10, 000 units a day, vit k2 100 mcg a day and avoiding dairy, wheat, sugar, processed oils, and consuming organic plant food using anti-inflammatory grains like quinoa to keep blood sugar stable through the day helps. ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are causes for mildly low platelets?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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?

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