Have you heard about the supposedly natural remedies that will fix everything from the plugged toilet in your bathroom to the sagging economy? I am dramatizing a bit here but if you are suffering from low platelet blood count you certainly don’t want some Carleton wasting your time with some pie in the sky notion that there is some simple fix-all approach that the rest of us morons have overlooked.

So what is the truth about natural remedies. Can they help your low platelet blood count? They can if you use them scientifically and not like some religious zealot gone mad. I’ll give you an example I experienced with a family member.

Their was a craze going around that carrot juice would cure his ailment. We bought a high end juicer and proceeded to turn bag after bag of carrots into gallons of juice. Of course everybody in the family had to drink the stuff for moral support along with him to keep him going. What happened? Everybody started turning orange! Did it help? Nope… he still had his illness and a new complexion. There was a positive thing that did come from this experience however.

My husband was suffering from severe headaches each day. They would come on in the afternoons and stay till evening. We thought it might be stress related since everyone was turning orange and all. We were adding a little bit of celery and apples to the carrot juice for some flavor. My son, around 10 at the time, wanted to help and juiced a whole bunch of celery, to much in fact. My husband drank it all instead of throwing it away. Guess what? No headache that day or the next. Celery is high in sodium, natural salt. My husband, although drinking plenty of water was deficient in salts and was suffering from dehydration on the hot afternoons.

The point is that a natural remedy will only work if your body is deficient in what that remedy supplies. If you are not deficient in vitamin D than eating all the peanuts in the world will not help a bit. Taking excessive amounts of vitamin D might even be toxic and cause more problems. You need to be smart… or scientific about your approach. Before you try a natural remedy for your low platelet blood count make sure it is right for you. And there are ways of determining this… but that would be another article.

To start with I suggest consulting a nutritionally oriented medical doctor or a naturopathic doctor before embarking on your natural remedy quest to end your low blood platelet count. Of course if you have bad eating habits in general, eating a more natural diet will always be better and may even help your low platelets, but a natural approach using a scientific process and elimination of the none issues will help to target the specific problem or deficiency.

I hope this information gets your gray matter working to solve your low platelet blood count. Good health to you!

7 thoughts on “The Truth About Natural Remedies For Low Platelet Blood Count

  1. pan blanco

    How much phosphorus is in the authentic mexican food lengue (cow tounge) barbacoa?
    My wife has lupus that put her in dialysis treatment 3x a week for 3 hours each visit. She’s been having high phosphorus and potassium levels lately. (25 years old, 125lb’s)

    We try our best to watch her diet, phosphorus, potassium levels. But some foods are authentic mexican food. Menudo, lengue, barbacoa, beef, sopas, you know. Not so much menudo but on some occasions yes.

    How much phosphorus is in cow tounge? Some of this food, her family makes so it would be disrespectful to turn it down but at the same time, she has to watch what she eats.

    Much appreciated.

    Pan Blanco

  2. SazzyC

    Face rash on cheeks everyday! Allergy or lupus?
    hey there. I’ve always been blessed to have really good clear skin but for the past few months i’ve noticed a rapid change and now I seem to have this permanent pink rash high on cheeks (down from eyes and sometimes over bridge of the nose) it looks irritatated and dry but i’ve done nothing, used nothing new, use gentle washes, mostly just water now. My diet’s rich in fruit & fish . I don’t know if i have an allergy or not but my chest has also been hurting me on and off, a swollen feeling. I had a bad infection 2months ago and was givien penicilin, so i may be allergic to it, but before the treatment i had to go to casualty as my chest was so sore but docs found nothing apart from my toe infection, so that’s why i’m thinking lupus as my aunt has it.. but i’ve been off them 2months now. Apart from that, i feel in general good health, just tired and achey sometimes any help appreciated! as this rash is driving me insane! 🙁

    1. Donna B.

      That’s a very good assessment but only occurs with discoid lupus.It only will involve the skin The second type is SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus, and can involve many systems in the body. You need to see a Rheumatologist for a correct diagnosis. Take care, Donna

  3. cortlin.harrison

    is this a good research project please be honest?
    Cortlin Harrison Science 10-12
    Mrs. Cooney/ Mrs. Barends ELA 21-23
    May 19, 2009
    Antiphospholipid Syndrome

    Antiphospholipid Syndrome is a disorder in which the body recognizes certain normal components of blood and/or cell membranes as foreign substances and produces antibodies against them. This disorder is non-infectious which means that this disorder can’t be passed from person to person by contact. Pregnant women are more prone to get this disorder than anyone else, and African Americans, and Hispanics but like other disorders anyone can get Antiphospholipid Syndrome

    The symptoms and characteristics of this disorder are not hard to spot. Some symptoms of the disorder are veins or arteries of the arms or legs may cause pain, numbness, tingling in the feet. Arteries of the heart may cause chest pain or heart attack, the individual with this disorder may have heart murmur. In pregnant women with Antiphospholipid Syndrome, miscarriage can occur prior to 20 week of gestation, while pre-eclampsia is reported to occur after that time. Blood vessels of the skin – may cause painful bruises (purpura) or a condition called livedo reticularis. Blood vessels of the brain – if a clot cuts off blood supply to a part of the brain, this causes a stroke. An individual with APS may also experience migraine headaches or seizures.

    There is no cure and there is no way to avoid getting this disorder. There are many treatments for this disorder. But the most successful treatment is anticoagulant therapy. This is usually successful in preventing further blood clots. This disorder can severely damage the body in many different ways because good cells attack other good cells and that causes chaos through the body. And when a weak or strong pathogen enters the body it can be deadly.

    Some other information about Antiphospholipid Syndrome is, 1-5% of the world population is known to have this disorder, and 40-50% of patients with lupus also have APS. One third of strokes occurring in younger people (under the age of 50) are due to Antiphospholipid Syndrome. One third of patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome are said to have lupus, and or Raynaud disease. APS is more common in young to middle-aged adults; however, it also manifests in children and elderly people. Disease onset has been reported in children as young as 8 months.

    This disorder is very rare and not very deadly but this disorder can still affect your way of life, the way you think, and can make you dizzy and other things. My mom has this disorder and sometimes it’s hard to get around and such, but you can still fight back by eating a healthy diet and seeing a special doctor called a Rheumatologist, this doctor specializes in these types of rare disorders.

  4. sassey

    I’m a diabetic w/MS I’ve relapsed w/optic nerve damage & am currently taking steriods-blood sugars wild help?
    I was diaganosed with diabeties in 98 and MS & Lupus in 2000. I got my diabeties under control and have done well until this happened 3 weeks ago. It took aprox.2 weeks to get a diagnosis and my neurolgist and eye dr. agreed the steroids were my best choice to help to regain my sight-I’ve had 5 days of IVs and started today by mouth. My meter readings have ranged from 74 to 423 This is very scarey and I know that the more stressed I get the more my levels rise. My primary care Dr.added to my reg. treatment which was 1000 glucophage and 2.5 glyburide daily. I’m now taking 2000 mg glucophage, 5 glyburide,15 actos and 100 mg janavia. I was told to stick with a high protien diet but I don’t really want anything to eat I try but everything taste terrible and makes me nauseated. What can I do? Help! and Pray for me, THANKS!

    1. bethy4jesus

      That IS very scary and I will pray for you. God created our bodies and know how to heal us. That is what I will pray for…for you. Here are some suggestions for when you are sick…..

      No matter what messages your stomach sends, it is still important to try to eat. Choose foods from your normal meal plan which will be easy on your stomach. And try to eat something with about 15 grams of carbohydrate every hour or so. Here are some ideas.

      Regular ice cream (1/2 cup) — 15 grams

      Low fat ice cream (1/2 cup) — 10 grams

      Fruit juice bar (3 oz) — 9 grams

      Frozen yogurt (1/2 cup) — 15 grams

      Sherbert (1/2 cup) — 22 grams

      Gelatin or Jello® sweetened (1/2 cup) — 19 grams

      Cooked cereal (1/2 cup) — 15 grams

      Toast (1 slice) — 15 grams

      Soup (1 cup) — 15 grams

      Chicken noodle soup (1 cup) — 9 grams

      Cream soup (1 cup) — 9 grams, (made with water)

      Tomato soup (1 cup) — 16 grams, (made with water)

      Rice (1/3 cup) — 15 grams

      Applesauce, unsweetened (1/2 cup) — 14 grams

      hope you get to feeling better soon! GBU

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