How do you get platelets up?

Are you feeling constantly fatigued, dizzy or lightheaded? Are you noticing prolonged bleeding from minor cuts? Don’t panic; it might be that your platelet count is low. If this is a problem for you, then worry not as we have compiled some tips and tricks on how to get those pesky platelets up!

Let’s begin by breaking down what exactly are these ‘platelets’

So, what are platelets, you ask? In simpler terms, they’re tiny blood cells that help in the clotting process of our blood. They come into play when there’s damage done to a certain part of our body – forming clots – which helps prevent excessive bleeding.

But why do people suffer from low platelet counts?

We can blame several reasons for having lower levels than usual:

  • Certain types of cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Taking medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen regularly
  • Different viral infections like HIV
    and many more.

There are also numerous lifestyle factors at play – anything from an imbalanced diet to stress (who would’ve thought) can cause lowered numbers.

What Can You Do To Get Your Platelet Count Up?

Now that we’ve established all the ‘technical’ stuff let’s move ahead with some tried-and-tested ways on how to improve your situation:

Diet plays an important role

Our meal choices usually provide us with lots! of nutrients- proteins,vitamins,minerals,fats and carbs but specifically focusing on Vitamin K could prove helpful in increasing them numbers.This vitamin is known to help control blood clot formation hence it forms one essential nutrient for consumption.Also incorporating food rich in fiber like oats,brown rice etc may take considerably longer time before getting absorbed therefore giving way for much vitamins absorption.
Here are some foods high in Vitamin K:

Food Serving Size Vitamin K (mcg)
Kale 1 cup 684
Spinach 1 cup 337
Broccoli 1 cup chopped 220
Brussels sprouts Half a bunsh approx.  78

Pamper your Body with some Tender Love and Care

Sleep/rest plays an influential role on our overall physical wellbeing anyways,getting enough of it has been found to improve our blood cell count respectively.
Additionally,to reduce those stress levels try doing yoga/meditation,it can be both calming for both the mind and body hence decreasing platelet destruction through excessive pressure present.

Try these Herbs and Spices

Certain herbs have been proven to assist in increasing platelets; let’s take a look at some:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Papaya Leaf Extract
  • Aloe Vera – rubbing this on minor cuts helps

Consulting with your doctor before using any herb is imperative because certain herbs or natural therapies might interact unfavorably with certain medications taken- leading severe exacerbation of most conditions you sought medical attention for making it even more dangerous than low platelet counts themselves!

Exercise Regularly

Just like rest, mild movements suffice when feeling weak so getting constant exercise through comfy walks,focusing on breathing techniques or strength training will certainly help keep things moving along. Exercising should be done moderately though-don’t go overboard thinking that there are no consequences if not well monitored.

In Conclusion…

There you have it! You now know what platelets are,had measures laid out for taking better care pf them yourself .You would definitely want that internal healing going so put away junkie meals,time to glam up those veggies more often(spinach/kale?Yes Please) ,incorporate mild regular exercises and try to find some time for rest when things are down in a hump.

Still unsure, drop by at your Doctor’s office or check with  the nearest healthcare provider who can educate you specifically on what’d be ideal or not according to levels,medications consumed as well other factors constrained. So make that call today! We hope this article aided somewhat pointedly proving an allegory between maintaining healthy platelet rates (showing our body that tender love and care it deserves)and doing away with them sickle cells which strain general physical function both essentially and intellectual meaning no more coagulating diseases-That would just be plain mean,right?

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