people with ITP report success with herbs, supplements, energy work,
diet changes, and other alternative treatments.
are many reported cases of their success but few formal studies.
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foods (items) should avoid an ITP patient?
tea contains a group of polyphenolic compounds, the green tea catechins
of beneficial effects have been attributed to GTCs, including antithrombotic,
antiproliferative, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, and antiatherogenic
D. Liatsos; Antonios Moulakakis; Ioannis Ketikoglou and Stella Klonari
discussed in an article published in the American Journal of Health-System
Pharmacy the possible induction of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
(TTP) by GTCs as a result of their extended antimetalloproteinase
thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disease in which antibodies form
and destroy the body's platelets. Why the antibodies form is not known.
Although the bone marrow increases platelet production to compensate
for the destruction, the supply cannot keep up with the demand.
thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disease in which small blood
clots form suddenly throughout the body. The blood clots mean that
an abnormally high number of platelets are being used, which leads
to a sharp decrease in the number of platelets in the bloodstream.
M.D., Ph.D. and D.G. Shaw, M.D., published a study in the Journal
of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 18, No. 2, year 2003, regarding the
treatment of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with herbal teas.
is an extract of the article published:
patient we treated was a 16-year-old high school student who had a
four-year history of ITP.
family, there was a history of bleeding and nosebleeds.
onset of herbal therapy, her platelet count was 30,000
started on a regimen of herbal teas consisting of the herbs Rehmania
Glutinosa, Eliptae Alba,
Astralagus and Agrimonia.
her platelets decreased to 20,000 in the first weeksof treatment,
she experienced improvement in her symptoms with less bruising, bleeding,and
the herbal teas without any side effects or reactions.
four months, her platelet count increased to 80,000. In eight months,
her count was 150,000. At the end of twelve months of monitoring her
platelets, her count was 180,000.
treatment, she experienced no further infections, bone pain, fatigue,
or bleeding phenomena.
the teas for a total of two years, and since that time has remained
in remission with no further therapy.
oils, Ginkgo biloba and Green Tea are Herbs and supplements that may
thin the blood making you a little more likely to nosebleed
immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is Hereditary Bleeding Disorders