September is thrombocytopenia or ITP awareness month.
The National heart lung and blood institute is currently recruiting participants for study and research to deal with the ITP disorder. The organization is located at Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC.
Changing diet and lifestyle to improve ITP.
By improving their diet, some patients may improve their platelet’s count. The disease can go into remission for a long time, perhaps for the remainder of that person’s life.
A few specific foods, herbs, supplements and other chemicals are associated with thrombocytopenia.
- Bajiaolian or Dysosma pleianthum is one specy in the Mayapple family. It is used in China as a general remedy for the treatment of snake bite, weakness, etc. Podophyllotoxin is one of the main ingredients of the Bajiaolian root and the herbal infusion may increase the condition.
- Cranberry juice.
- Quinine. Found in some drugs as well as in tonic water, bitter lemon, and bitter melons.
- Jui herbal tea. Chinese medicinal supplement.
- Nicotinamide. Water-soluble vitamin.
- Tahini. A paste of ground sesame seeds used in cooking.
- Vitamin B12 or folic deficiency.
Some individual may be allergic to specific foods like Lupinus termis bean, a legume or drinks like milk and may develop the condition.
- However platelet’s count can be easily recovered after so said foods, drinks or herbal supplements are discontinued.
Exposure to toxins and household chemicals.
Chemicals and other additives often have enormous detrimental effects.
Some of these are:
- Toluene methylbenzene.
- Wood preservatives and solvents.
- Mold on grains like P. sorghina.
- Trichothecenes, a family of micotoxins.
- Pesticides like insecticides, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and organic phosphorus compounds.
Found in nature
- Vivax malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes.
- Dengue fever causes by a Mosquito from theCulicidae family.
- Timber-rattlesnake. Crotalocytin, a protein component of the snake may cause the problem.
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