A normal person’s platelets count should be 150,000 to 450,000 per micro-litre of blood.
Due to lack of platelets, bleeding starts from the nose and gums.
Blood Platelet Deficiency: Blood platelets are an important part of the blood of the human body. Generally RBC ie red blood cells and WBC ie white blood cells are discussed but blood platelets are rarely discussed. While the truth is that the lack of blood platelets can also put life at risk. The deficiency of platelets in the body is called Thrombocytopenia. The number of platelets in our body should be 1.5 to 4.5 lakh per microliter. If it is deficient, then when there is an injury or a cut somewhere in the body, the blood does not stop quickly. That is, blood clot does not form. If the number of platelets falls below 20,000, then the risk of vein rupture increases manifold.
Due to lack of platelets, there is a lot of fatigue. There can also be blood in the urine and feces. Along with this, many diseases can also occur. That’s why the lack of platelets in the blood should never be ignored.
Symptoms of low platelets in the blood
Mayo Clinic According to this, due to lack of blood in the body, blood comes out when there is a slight injury. Due to lack of blood platelets, some fibers come out on the skin, due to which it seems that blood is seeping. They look like red-purple spots. When cut in any external part of the body, the blood does not stop quickly. On the other hand, due to lack of platelets, bleeding starts from the nose and gums. Apart from this, blood can also come from urine and feces. Due to lack of blood platelets, there is a lot of fatigue. Due to lack of platelets, the spleen starts getting bigger.
Due to lack of platelets
If there is a lack of platelets in the body, then there can be many reasons for this. The first reason could be that there could be a deficiency of Vitamin B12 in the body. Along with this, deficiency of some nutrients can also be due to platelets. On the other hand, blood cancer, some other cancer, anemia, viral infection, hepatitis C, HIV, dengue, chemotherapy, excessive alcohol consumption can also cause platelets deficiency in the blood.
What is the normal range of platelets
A normal person’s platelets count should be 150,000 to 450,000 per micro-litre of blood. If there is less than 150,000 platelets per microliter in the blood, then it is a mild bleeding risk, but if the platelets are below 20,000 then there is a serious risk. In this situation it becomes difficult to stop the bleeding.
what to eat when platelets are low
According to the news of Healthline, eggs, green peas, kidney beans, orange, orange juice, pumpkin seeds, lentils, leguminous vegetables, amla, mango, pineapple, cauliflower, tomato etc. should be consumed to increase platelets. Along with this it would be better to drink pomegranate and beetroot juice. The juice of papaya leaves is effective in increasing platelets. On the other hand, eating Kiwi, Giloy, Spinach, etc. increases the platelet count.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 06, 2023, 06:30 IST