radiation blood platelets count has gone down to 37k.
increase it by taking any food supplements or please suggest any other
is 55 years, and suffering from lymphoma for last 2 years. She is
is nothing much to do about it, it's the bone marrow that counts in
is the term for a reduced platelet (thrombocyte) count. It happens
when platelets are lost from the circulation faster than they can
be replaced from the bone marrow where they are made.
of treatment for thrombocytopenia depends upon the severity of the
platelet count, its cause and whether or not there is any bleeding.
can temporarily damage the bone marrow and worsen the thrombocytopenia.
Transfusions would then be given if the platelet count becomes very
low until it reaches a safer level or the bone marrow recovers.
is an investigational small-molecule thrombopoietin receptor agonist
that is thought to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation
of megakaryocytes, the bone marrow cells that give rise to blood platelets,
and thus is considered a platelet growth factor.
it is a small molecule, the drug has less potential than large protein
molecules for causing an immune system reaction. Eltrombopag is being
developed by GlaxoSmithKline.
Medicine states that a healthy platelet count should be between 150,000
and 400,000 platelets. Do not put nearly as much emphasis on count
as do on symptoms. A person can lead a very comfortable, symptom free
life with 70-80k healthy platelets. The issue is having healthy usable
platelets, not just a high platelet count.
might be good for the patient :
high in protein and calories.
Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
Take folic acid (folate).
Dont use dental floss if platelet count is below 50,000
rich in fiber exacerbate GI symptoms in patients with chronic radiation
High fat- and lactose-containing foods did not appear to be as big
of a trigger for these GI symptoms.