Boosting Up

How Do You Get ITP?

ITP or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which the immune system produces antibodies that destroy the platelets instead of recognizing them as useful components of the body. Platelets play a significant role in blood clotting to prevent bleeding during an injury. They gather in the affected area to […]

Can I still Lift Weights with Low Platelets?

  Platelets are distinctive elements in the body that form a clot in the wounded area to prevent the flow of blood. They are manufactured in the bone marrow, and there should be enough of them to perform their primary function. Therefore, we should maintain a platelet count between 150,000 […]

What Medications Do I Need to Take for Low Platelets?

Low platelet count or thrombocytopenia is characterized by a few productions of platelets in the bone marrow. Sometimes, this part of the body produces enough of these elements, however, they are destroyed before they fully developed. This problem can be caused by some diseases, treatments and medications being used, splenic […]

Can You Die from ITP Blood Disorder?

We need platelets for proper blood clotting. These elements are essential when we get wounded. They gather into the affected area to prevent the blood from flowing out of the body. They can be useful, but they can also have certain disorders that can stop them from doing their functions. […]

Are Low Blood Platelets a Sign of Cancer?

Platelets are an essential part of the blood that promotes proper blood clotting. We need to have the right amount of it, which ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood. If the bone marrow produces lower than this necessary level, some risks may occur and can sometimes […]

What is a Platelet Transfusion?

When the patient is showing bleeding signs, and his platelet count drops down to an intolerable level, the doctor will usually recommend a platelet transfusion, which is also called platelet concentrates. It is an effective way to replace the lost platelets and normalize its level. However, not all patients with […]

How to Increase Platelets Instantly

Platelets are the essential parts of the blood that contributes to the proper blood clotting. It is, therefore, necessary to take care of our body if we want to maintain its standard level. By doing some simple methods, we can protect ourselves from complications caused by low platelet count. Although […]