Thrombocytopenia

Diet

  1. Find And Remove Food Sensitivities – The ingestion of allergenic foods have been reported to cause a decline in platelet counts from 15% to 40%. The biggest culprits are dairy, gluten, soy and eggs.

Lifestyle

  1. Stress can impact the immune system in such a way that can exacerbate autoimmune conditions. Take steps to regulate stress within your life, for example, practicing mindfulness meditation could be very helpful in decreasing the effects of stress.
  2. If you are taking an oral contraceptive, consider discontinuing your contraceptive under the care of your doctor. There is at least one case study linked to contraceptive use and thrombocytopenia.

Supplements

  1. Vitamin C 1,000 mg Tablets. 1 Tabs Twice Daily. Vitamin C may help to protect the existing platelets.
  2. Melatonin 20 mg Directions: 1 Capsule 1-2 hours before bed.  There has been some compelling research and case studies done on the effects of high-dose melatonin in thrombocytopenia. In one study, 8 of 14 patients had their platelet counts normalize after 2 months of 20 mgs of melatonin nightly.
  3. Methyl-Guard by Thorne Research – Directions: 1 capsule twice daily. Thrombocytopenia can often accompany a form of anemia caused by B12 and folate deficiency.

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