THESE foods can help increase your blood platelet count

If you have a low blood platelet count, it's essential to watch your diet and take the necessary nutrient to bring your platelet count back to normal.

Updated on Nov 27, 2019 11:05 AM IST  |  502.9K
THESE foods can help increase your blood platelet count
THESE foods can help increase your blood platelet count

The blood platelets are the component of blood which help the blood clot and prevents too much blood loss. So when you get injured, these platelets make your blood clot and stop the excessive bleeding. But often due to health problems and disease, your blood platelet count can go down. This is a very common problem but it's not good for your health because a low blood platelet count can be dangerous for your health as it may not help your blood clot and any injury can turn out to be dangerous. Little problems like viral infection and anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency or any bacterial infection can lower your platelet count and the signs are very obvious.

When you have a low blood platelet count you will be able to spot signs of it like weakness, fatigue and easy bruising and other such symptoms. The first thing you need to do is to get a blood test and get a diagnosis from your doctor. Once that is done, it's essential to include healthy foods in your diet which can accelerate the growth and production of blood platelets.

Here are some foods that can help raise the blood platelet count:

1. Vitamin A

Foods such as kale, carrot and pumpkin, sweet potatoes, etc. are rich in vitamin A which is an important nutrient for your body. It helps in protein formation and also aids cell growth.

2. Folate

Orange and spinach and leafy green and peanuts are known to be rich in folate and aid with cell division and increase the blood platelet count.

3. Vitamin B12

The deficiency of vitamin B12 is known to cause low blood platelet count and including this in your diet can help bring your blood platelet levels back to normal. Dairy products like milk and cheese as well as things like eggs are rich in this vitamin.

4. Iron

The lack of iron can cause anaemia which can lead to low blood platelet levels and a high iron intake can help produce healthy cells and turn things back to normal. Lentils, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate and leafy vegetables are known to be rich in iron.

5. Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps absorb iron and accelerates healing. It also helps blood platelets work. This makes it an important supplement in the growth of blood cells.

Mangoes and tomatoes and pineapples are some fruits that are rich in vitamin C. You should also include broccoli, bell peppers and cauliflower and amla and other such vitamin C rich foods in your diet.

6. Vitamin K

Vitamin K aids with the growth and production of healthy cells in the body and helps increase the blood platelet count.

Cabbage, meat, parsley and other such vitamins K rich foods are essential for bringing your blood platelet count back to normal.

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