thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the condition of having
abnormally low levels of certain blood cells called platelets (thrombocytopenia)
It is a condition of no known cause (idiopathic).
(removal of the spleen) is sometimes undertaken, as platelets targeted
for destruction will often meet their fate in the spleen.
patient should eat a healthful and balanced diet.
Make sure you eat a healthy, varied diet , as a very restricted diet
could affect your platelet count.
diet with adequate protein and vitamins and Drink plenty of non-caffeinated
and non-alcoholic fluids.
people report success with herbs, supplements, energy work, diet changes,
and other alternative treatments. There are many reported cases of
their success but few formal studies.
on some doctors opinion, diet does not play a major role in
management of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). But diet
rich in vitamin B12 and folic acid such as spirulina, liver, eggs,
milk, fish, pulses, amaranth, drumstick leaves may be help full in
docs recommend for a Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) the
following diet :
Avoid alcoholic beverages which can damage bone marrow. Reduce the
amount of blueberries, red/purple grape products, garlic, onions,
ginger, ginseng, and tomatoes. These foods can interfere with blood
food and drinks containing quinine. These can lower platelets.
Many people have delayed food allergies that produce vague and difficult-to-diagnose
symptoms. If you dont feel well, consider having a food allergy
Eat a wide variety of fresh food
Maximize the value of each bite. Eat food from as close to the source
as possible and as soon as possible.
canned and frozen foods and leftovers. The nutritional value of food
deteriorates with time. A wide variety of food assures your body gets
the variety of nutrients it needs.
Eat whole grain cereals, brown rice, and whole wheat products. Reduce
the amount of white flour, white rice and processed foods. Processed
grains are stripped of their natural nutrient-rich coating.
Eat un-sprayed foods grown using natural fertilizers. Some pesticides
and herbicides have been shown to exacerbate autoimmune diseases and
lower platelets. Additives and preservatives can increase the disease-causing
free radicals in your body.
Reduce the amount of white refined sugar as well as fructose, corn
syrup, honey and other sweeteners. Limit fruit and fruit juice. Sugar
contributes to an acidic disease-promoting body condition.
Reduce or eliminate milk, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt from your
diet based on your reaction to these foods and other dietary needs.
Dairy foods have been shown to contribute to mucus formation and exacerbate
some autoimmune diseases.
Use cold pressed oils such as olive or canola in cooking and baking.
Avoid hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated or trans-fats. These contribute
to free radical damage. Reduce the amount of deep fried food which
also adds to the free radical load.
Eat as many leafy greens as possible, especially kale and collards.
Add sea vegetables (sea weed) to your diet. These choices contain
large amounts of calcium, minerals, and vitamin K to help clotting.
Rely on lean, white fish, whole grains and beans and some nuts for
protein. Meat is often laced with residual antibiotics, hormones,
and saturated fat.
your food well
Chewing each bite until it is liquid can aid digestion, aid the passage
of nutrients into your blood stream, and promotes healthy alkaline
pure warm water
Drink plenty of filtered or bottled water at room temperature or above.
Taking periodic sips of hot water can cleanse impurities from the
body. Ice water can slow and hinder the digestive process. Tap water
may contain small amounts of chemicals that are harmful.