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foods that increase platelet count
« on: July 22, 2017, 06:38:52 pm »
  Does anyone know what foods help increase platelet count?  Due to extensive drug use, especially alcohol, and HCV, my liver has become cirrhotic and my platelet count is extremely low.  Low platelet count has the possibility of delaying or even disallowing me to have vaginoplasty!!!  So PLEASE, if anyone knows anything about raising platelet count, could you post it here?  Thanks a bunch!!!!  I don't think I can live with that wyrm as a part of me!!!  I hate it so much!!  Ok. I'm calmer now.  Sometimes it just overwhelms me.  Take care!!!  I love you all!!!  Bye!!!!!

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Re: foods that increase platelet count
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 07:21:04 pm »
If your body can handle it, iron rich foods might be appropriate if your iron levels are low. Google turned up this list
Red meat, pork and poultry.
Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach.
Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots.
Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas.

If there is another reason you platelet count is low, you should talk with your doctor and see what can be done. If you haven't already stopped using alcohol, you should. Under some conditions if the damage isn't extensive, the liver can regenerate but damage must be stopped.
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Re: foods that increase platelet count
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 07:58:00 pm »
In addition to the above foods you should eat organ meats, particularly liver.  That tops the list with bio available iron and other essential minerals.

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