Wellness - General Health | 0-18 yrs

How To Increase Blood Platelets In Children

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Do you know which element of your body helps you heal and stops the bleeding in case of any injury? Platelets!

Platelets is an essential component of the blood, and it forms clots to stop you from bleeding during an injury. These platelets look like plates when not in use, this is the reason why they are named so. When they are active they have several small tentacles around them. 

This is an asset to the human body and any conditions like low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) should not be ignored. Conditions like these can result in longer menstrual cycles, bleeding nose and gums and bruising. 

To your surprise, these symptoms can be addressed just by consuming certain foods. These foods increase your child's blood platelets effectively. They are easily available in the market and light on the pocket. 

Here is a ClipBook full of foods that one should include in their daily diet to improve platelet count.

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Pomegranate Juice

The resemblance of the pomegranate colour and the colour of blood, speaks for itself. It is rich in antioxidants and helps the body fight against low blood platelet count. Add this to your child's daily diet to see it's miraculous results.

Cod Liver Oil

Here is a study that proves how cod liver oil helps in the increase of blood platelet count. The results were examined after a diet of 6 weeks with cod liver fish oil.

Vitamin A

Foods rich in Vitamin A play a major role in the formation of blood platelets. They are essential to maintaining normal body functioning. Adding vitamin A to a regular diet can regulate your blood cells.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin whose anti-inflammatory factors well-known. They also contribute towards the development of blood platelets in your body.

What Do Your Blood Platelets Do?

Blood platelets are plate-like elements in the human body that transform into clots to stop bleeding in case of injury. The low blood platelet count results in a medical condition named Thrombocytosis.

Importance Of Platelets

Platelets are cells that circulate in the blood and clot to keep us from bleeding. Learn more from the Johns Hopkins Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center.

Macrobiotic Diet Plan

Apart from being an effective weight loss plan, the macrobiotic diet plan helps in increasing the platelet count. The general goal of this diet plan is to cover both the yin and yang of food and cookware.

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