Sunday, September 16, 2012


Up Your Low Platelet Count Starting Today

Increase Platelets Naturally
Your Actions Affect Low Platelet Count
With low platelet count your main concern is to control bleeding and bruising. If you are under doctors care, and you should be, than it is important to follow his or her directions and recommendations. A medical doctor is also valuable to monitor your blood count, this gives you a reference point to measure your progress.

But is there any thing else that can be done to up low platelet count? Yes there is. Your habits and lifestyle have much to do with your successful treatment of low platelets. These things are completely in your control and are just as important if not more so than your doctor visits.

Your Diet Affects Platelet Count

The old expression "you are what you eat" is a good motto to abide by. Your body can only work with what you are feeding it. Treat it accordingly. Now I am not going to go into all the various foods that are good for you, that information is every where you look. But foods rich in Iron and Vitamin K are very important and a great way to increase platelet count naturally. Most things green fall into this category.

Salads is what comes to most people minds and this is a good place to get those leafy greens but there is some caution needed here. Raw vegetables are harder on the digestive system and if your platelet counts are real low this may cause some internal bleeding. Also ice berg lettuce is pretty much pointless when it comes to food value. Stick to the darker greens and steam your vegetables if possible to soften them up and yet retain their food value.

Protein rich, high calorie foods rich in K are also platelet builders. Liver, fish, eggs and fortified cereals are in this category. Preparing meals with these using fresh items instead of canned is best and be sure that cereals are natural and not packed with sugars. Organic, pesticide free is best.

Antioxidant high fruits are also good at increasing platelets. One that works well is blueberries. Even out of season they can be found in the frozen food section of your supermarket. Think pie filling and no sugars.

Other Habits that Effect Low Platelet Count

Alcohol is something to be avoided because it is known to have an adverse affect on platelet production in the body. Alcohol adversely affect the bone marrow and this is the area in your body that produces platelets.

Proper sleep is also important. Be sure you are getting enough. People who suffer from ITP blood disorder can have problems getting a full nights sleep even though they are tired. Getting to bed early and turning off distractions like TV and bright or annoying lighting can help. Some have used devices that provide soft background noise or music with success.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Many Ask What Does Low Platelet Count Mean For Me?

Platelets - What Are They?
Platelets are the component in your blood that controls clotting. Without them you would leak blood through  blood vessels and pass away. On the other hand we possess platelets and at whatever time there is a leaky vessel they assemble next to the location and help repairs by means of causing the blood to clot within that area and bring to an end to the hemorrhage.

Looking at the bigger picture they are also responsible for your blood to clot when you suffer a scratch or receive a serious cut. This is discernible in the appearance of a scab that protects your harmed area until the healing processes can be completed.

OK So What Does Low Platelet Count Mean?
Low platelet count means your number of platelets circulating in your blood are less then optimum healthy levels. The medically accepted normal healthy range is 145,000 - 450,000 platelets per micro-liter of blood. Anything beneath 145k (145,000) is considered low. Yet it is not regarded as unsafe or life threatening until a low platelet count goes less than 30k. Usually medical doctors won't get anxious until the figures move still lower, less than 10k.

Briefly, low platelet count means that your body is not building platelets as quick as they are being needed. For the majority this is a short-lived issue and it is common to witness platelet counts come back to normal amounts. This is since scores of things can lower platelets such as illness, pregnancy, eating habits, tension, medications and so on. When such circumstances no longer exist platelets will usually bounce back. This is why medical professionals do not get to nervous unless the platelet count gets extremely low and stays there permanently. Your body is spectacular and as soon as needed can in fact put platelet production on "overdrive" to defeat these lows after the offending problem is resolved.

Your platelets don't have to remain low, even if your doctor is not all that concerned. You can do things in the privacy of your own home to increase platelets naturally. I recommend reading "Conquer Low Platelets" to learn the tips, secrets and easy methods used by Dr. Louis Cruz to successfully treat his clients.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Why Don't You Increase Platelets Naturally?

I have noticed a few say that if you're thinking that it is possible to Increase Platelets Naturally you're foolish. If your physician is unable to correct your low platelets you surely are not going to be able to with a few home remedies.

To me this line of reasoning confirms how brainwashed we are by western societies. Due to medical advancements in the last hundred years plus the TV and film dramas of idolizing doctors most have put medical experts on a god-like pedestal. But the last time I checked you'll still find  millions of sick people.

Many times, when trying to find a doctor I am informed that physician so-and-so doesn't have any room for more patients. What is going on? Don't medical professionals cure anybody anymore? Perhaps I'm not being reasonable but it just appears to be some kind of revolving door how the medical profession operates these days.

Of course the public basically doesn't look after their health either. Poor lifestyles, like working long hours, less sleep, over eating and eating junk food, plus vices like smoking, abusing alcohol and drugs all contribute to such poor physical condition, particularly in the county I live in.

I have gotten somewhat off course but my point is if your platelet counts are low and your doctor’s treatment is getting less than looked-for results, what would it hurt? Using natural remedies to increase platelets not just means herbs and nutritional supplements but the whole sphere of doing things that are healthful to you and your body.

You examine your daily activities and take away any behavior that might have a negative influence on your health. You then substitute them with activities that are good for you. This alone will activate your body to crank up its powerful self-healing processes.

You can use natural methods to improve platelet counts. And in the process your medical doctor will not need to prescribe higher doses of drug treatments. In time your reliance could be reduced or just removed.
I know I said this in a previous post but I would be remiss if I didn't mention it again...

You have to read "Conquer Low Platelets" written by Dr. Louis Cruz. He has spent a lifetime successfully treating family members and his patients with all natural methods.

He references to the scientific evidence to support his claims and treatments at the end of the book in the bibliography. If you would like to read more about this publication you can go here - Dr. Louis Cruz's Website