Low Platelets? These Foods will Restore Them

In the recent times, we hear a lot about mosquito borne diseases and one of the most common disease spread around these days is dengue. It is one of the most dreadful diseases, which causes severe joint pain, nausea, headache and what not, but most alarming effect of dengue is loss of platelets. Low blood platelet count in dengue fever primarily means that the blood has lost its normal clotting abilities and the ability of fighting against infection.

Blood cells in your body experience abnormality as the dengue virus negatively affects the platelets

Dengue suppresses the bone marrow, which indeed produces platelets. This leads to decreased platelet count.

Dengue produces antibodies that destruct platelets in your blood

Reduced platelet count may result in severe conditions like nose bleeding, bleeding gums, bleeding in stool and urine, heavy menstrual bleeding, rashes and red dots on skin, etc. If reduced platelets are not discovered well in time, it may further lead to internal bleeding which can be fatal.


If you or anyone in your family is suffering with reduced platelet count, few natural remedies can help in restoring the platelet count. This mainly includes some lifestyle changes and consumption of certain foods. Here is a list of some food items which can potentially restore your platelets.


Probably the best fruit to restore the platelet count is papaya. The fruit itself has the quality of increasing platelets. However, papaya leaf, is believed to be an efficient platelet booster. One can either prepare papaya leaf juice by just boiling the leaves or just consume two tablespoons of the papaya leaf extract twice a day.


Fresh milk is one food that helps in boosting almost every essential nutrient in your body. Rich source of calcium, Milk can increase platelets and prevent blood clotting. Incorporating various milk products will keep your calcium levels high and hence prove to be an effective platelet improviser.


The seeds of pomegranate are rich in iron. Iron is one essential mineral for fighting a low platelet count situation. Pomegranate is considered to be an immune system booster because of its medicinal properties. This fruit is rich in minerals, vitamin C and antioxidants.


Pumpkin just like papaya can spike your platelet count levels to an all new level. Pumpkin comes loaded with vitamin A, it supports the overall platelet development process and regulates the proteins made by the cells in our body.


Foods Rich in Vitamin B9
Foods rich in B9 vitamins or folate are very crucial for for cell growth and reproduction. Deficiency of the same can lead to mass reduction of blood platelets. An average adult must consume minimum 400 mg folate every day. Some folate rich foods are spinach, orange, raisins, beans, cereals, etc.


Our blood comprises of 3 types of cells which are in liquid form known as plasma. Our red blood cells carry oxygen and white blood cells provide immunity by fighting infection. The third type of cells are platelets. Platelets are smaller than red blood and white blood cells. Dengue decreases platelets. Normal platelet count of human body ranges from 1.5 to 4 lacs but once you contract dengue, this count can go down to as low as 20,000 to 40,000. This could be the result of following