Diet for Thrombocytopenia

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Diet for Thrombocytopenia

Foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals can help your body make and maintain platelets. Although many of these nutrients are available in supplement form, it is best to get them from foods whenever possible.

Folate rich foods

Folate is an essential B vitamin for healthy blood cells. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate. Adults need at least 400 micrograms (mcg) of folate daily. Foods containing folate or folic acid include dark leafy green vegetables, such as spinach.

Contains folate or folic acid-rich foods
  • Dark leafy green vegetables, such as spinach
  • Lentils
  • Eggs
  • Rice
  • Yeast
  • Broccoli

Vitamin B-12 rich foods

Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells. Low levels of B12 in the body can also lead to a low platelet count. Vitamin B12 is present in animal-based products, including:-
  • Tuna fish
  • Other fish

Dairy products also contain vitamin B-12, but some research suggests that cow's milk might affect the production of platelets.

Vegetarians and vegetarians can get vitamin B12 from:
  • Fortified cereals
  • Supplements

Fortified dairy alternatives, such as almond milk or soy milk

Vitamin C rich foods

Vitamin C plays an important role in immune system function. Vitamin C also helps platelets function properly and increases the body's ability to absorb iron, which is another essential nutrient for platelets. Many fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, including-
  • Tuna fish
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Citrus fruits
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Red and Green Capsicum

Vitamin D rich foods

Vitamin D contributes to the proper functioning of bones, muscles, nerves and the immune system. According to the Platelet Disorder Support Associated with vitamin D also plays an essential role in the function of bone marrow cells that produce platelets and other blood cells. Foods rich in Vitamin D include-
  • Egg yolk
  • Fatty fish
  • Such as salmon
  • tuna and mackerel
  • Fish Liver Oil

Iron rich foods

Iron is essential for healthy levels of red blood cells and platelets. Research on children and adolescents with iron deficiency anaemia suggests that iron can increase platelet count in people with this problem.

According to the NIHT, men over the age of 18 and women over 50 need 8 milligrams (mg) of iron daily, while women ages 19 to 50 need 18 mg. Women need 27 milligrams daily during pregnancy.

Iron-rich foods include:
  • Oysters
  • Fortified breakfast cereal
  • White beans and kidney beans
  • Dark chocolate