Do platelets help heal a cut in the skin?

Partially. Platelets set up a barrier where the cut is located. With other cells and clotting factors they stop the bleeding and put a protective covering (if they can) on and in the wound. Final healing occurs when skin cells and supporting cells re-synthesize skin at the incision.

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How do platelets help heal a cut in the skin?

Stop bleeding. Platelets form a plug at the site of injury to a blood vessel and stop bleeding. That is the first step in healing. Platelets also release growth factors. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Read more...