Lower-than-normal platelet count in the blood is a common symptom, and it can be caused by several different health conditions that includes leukemia, anemia and conditions such as HIV. It can also be caused by other health factors too, including taking certain drugs or being a particularly heavy, long-term drinker.
Symptoms of a reduced platelet count can include an increased likelihood to bleed, increased frequency of bruising, fatigue, enlarged organs and other bleeding problems that are related to platelets. Any or all of these symptoms should be a serious cause for concern, and should always mean that you make an appointment with your doctor – with treatment, most of the conditions causing low platelet count can be treated, and relief from the symptoms can be found.
If you have been diagnosed with low platelet count or a condition which causes it, there are great natural things you can do to compliment your treatment.
1. Drinking Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is one of the healthiest things you can add to your regular diet, and people have been using turmeric for thousands of years for its many health benefits. Today, science has caught up enough to have studied these health benefits at more length – and so far, we know that turmeric is one of the greatest ingredients for giving your immune system an added boost when your system needs it most.
The ingredient can be brewed into a spiced tea, much like chai, with the added addition of cinnamon – and sure, you can add some milk or sugar to taste if you like (or not). Drinking this a few times per week can give your body and immune system the added boost that it’s been looking for, particularly if you suffer with any health conditions which can potentially affect your platelet count. it’s best combined, of course, with some of the other methods that appear on this list.