Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2016)
Natural remedies to increase platelet count
Platelets are colourless blood cells that assist in blood clotting by forming plugs in blood vessel holes. Because each platelet lives only about ten days, normally the blood platelets are produced in the bone marrow. Decreasing of platelets occur due to trapping of platelets in the spleen or increasing destruction of platelets. A healthy person has between 150,000 – 400,000 platelets per micro litre of blood. However, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dengue fever, chronic hepatitis, viral infection or imbalance in the immune system can cause a sub- normal platelet count. If body suffers from low blood platelets counts then it might be at risk, if it has a cut or a break on the skin. If body has a sufficient number of platelets then they are at a lower risk of haemorrhaging. This review discuss about the causes, symptoms, related diseases, factors, conditions, medications, types of thrombocytopenia and natural remedies to cure thrombocytopenia.
How to cite this article:
Swati Burungale. Natural remedies to increase platelet count. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2016; 5(12): 18-22.