How to Increase a Low Platelet Count

Additional Tips

• Limit the intake of alcohol as it is involved in interfering with platelet production in the bone marrow.

• Also, it’s better to avoid tonic water as the quinine present in it can reduce the number of platelets in the blood.

• If your platelet count is low, avoid eating raw vegetables, as it can damage the intestinal lining. Alternatively, you can eat vegetables that are softened by steaming.

• To increase the number of platelets, eat 1 to 2 red guavas every day.

• Also included specific foods in your routine diet that act as blood purifiers, such as aloe vera.

• For a few days, avoid all dairy products – including milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter, as these products can contribute to the formation of mucus and aggravate some autoimmune diseases.

• Avoid foods that are canned and processed.

• Get at least 6 to 8 hours of regular sleep to help refresh the body and make more platelets.

• Eat whole-wheat products and cereals of whole grain and brown rice. Avoid white rice, white wheat, processed food, and carbonated beverages.

• Avoid activities that can result in injury.

• Ask your doctor or nutritionist before taking over the counter (OTC) medicines as certain drugs may affect the function of your platelets.