Health Updates: How much platelets should there be in the body?

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Low Platelet Count: A low amount of platelets in the blood can prove to be a serious condition. Because it causes excessive bleeding from the body. In such a situation, immediate treatment and avoiding certain foods is necessary when the platelets are low.

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Platelets are tiny blood cells found in the blood that play an important role in blood clotting. If you have a low number of platelets, you may be at risk of excessive bleeding.

Low platelet count is also called thrombocytopenia. It is also caused by genetic factors but its cases are very rare. But diseases like dengue, leukemia, cancer, medical conditions and some types of medicines usually cause low platelet count in many people. 

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the normal platelet count range for men is 150,000 to 450,000 per microliter and for women, it is 150,000 to 350,000 per microliter. This can be detected by a complete blood test (CBC). 

5 Symptoms of Low Platelets

Bleeding from the nose or gums

Easy bruising and bluish skin 

Heavy periods Bleeding

Black or bloody stools

Small red spots under the skin

Treatment of low platelets

Treatment for low platelets depends on the underlying cause. If the cause is an infection, you may be given antibiotics or other medications. If the cause is an autoimmune disease, you may be given medications that suppress the immune system. If the cause is cancer, you may receive cancer treatment.

Avoid these 10 things if you have low platelets

When the amount of platelets in the body is low, one should not consume alcohol, fried foods, red meat, high sodium foods, garlic, onion, tomato, turmeric, ginger, high glycemic index foods. These foods work to thin the blood in the body further and prevent clots from forming.

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