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.

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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...

Chronic low platelet count. What could it be?

?ITP. It could be idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpure (ITP},but if you taking any medication it could be secondary side effect of medication , so you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

My wife has a low platelet count and a high MCV - what condition could these symptoma diagnose?

Vitamins, EtOH, et a. An elevated MCV (mean reb blood cell size) is usually related to deficiency of vit B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Low platelet count may indicate drug effect on the bone marrow, bleeding, or platelet destruction. The combination of these two is seen in chronic alcohol use, or - more seriously- may indicate early myelodysplasia (a bone marrow disorder). In part, the answer depends upon age... Read more...
Finish workup. A platelet count slightly out of the reference range is of little concern, but assuming that the other indices support true macrocytosis (and not just 2 red cells counted as one), i'm concerned. If your wife uses any alcohol, ask her to think about stopping now. B12, folate, (folic acid) perhaps a reticulocyte count, and of course a look at the smear will get you a timely answer that may save her life. Read more...

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...