How To Increase Your Platelet Count Naturally For Better Health

11Papaya leaf extract

Research conducted on rats found that papaya leaf extract increased both red blood cell and platelet count. Even though this requires more research for its impact on humans, you can still get papaya leaf extract pills which are ok to consume unless you may be allergic to them. Excessive use of papaya leaf extract may cause stomach problems so consult with your doctor.

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Papaya leaf extract

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12Melatonin

Melatonin is considered one of the happy hormones. It is also a hormone that regulates the body’s sleep patterns telling it when to sleep. Research on animals have found that melatonin is also associated with increased platelet production but more research is needed to fond how much it can benefit those with low platelet counts. You can get melatonin supplements in pills, liquids and tablets.

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Melatonin

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13 Foods you need to avoid

There are a number of foods that decrease platelet counts like:

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  • Alcohol (beer, wine, hard liquor)
  • Aspartame, an artificial sweetener
  • Cranberry juice
  • Tonic water (because of quinine) and bitter lemon
  • Low-fat candy and cakes
  • Cow’s milk
  • Tahini
Foods you need to avoid

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14Symptoms of low platelet count

One of the symptoms of low platelet count is a headache. However, mild issues of low platelet count do not really cause many symptoms except when they are really low. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult a doctor immediately. Symptoms include:

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  • Headaches after minor injuries
  • Petechiae or dark, red spots on the skin
  • Easy bruising
  • Spontaneous and excessive bleeding
  • Bleeding from the mouth after brushing teeth
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Breath shortness
  • Pale skin
  • Dizziness

Symptoms of low platelet count

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