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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

High platelet count


Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are small cells in your blood that play a crucial role in blood clotting. If you have a high platelet count, it means that you have more platelets in your blood than normal. This condition is known as thrombocytosis.


There are many causes of high platelet count, including certain medical conditions, such as cancer, and certain medications. In some cases, the cause is unknown.


Symptoms of high platelet count can vary, depending on the underlying cause. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. In other cases, you may experience dizziness, headaches, or nosebleeds.


If you have high platelet count, it’s important to see a doctor. Your doctor may perform tests to determine the cause of your high platelet count and suggest a treatment plan. In some cases, treatment may include medications to decrease the production of platelets or to treat the underlying medical condition.


You can also take steps to manage your high platelet count by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats and sugar can help to reduce platelet count. Regular physical activity has also been shown to reduce platelet count and improve overall health.


In conclusion, high platelet count is a serious condition that requires medical attention. By working with your doctor, you can develop a plan to manage your high platelet count and reduce your risk of medical problems. Stay informed and stay healthy.


Natural Home Remedies to decrease High Platelet count


High platelet count, also known as thrombocytosis, is a serious condition that requires medical attention. While medical treatment is necessary for managing high platelet count, there are some natural home remedies that may help to reduce your platelet count:

  1. Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce platelet count, as well as improve overall health.

  2. Eat a balanced diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats and sugar can help to reduce platelet count.

  3. Avoid exposure to toxins: Exposure to chemicals, such as tobacco smoke and air pollution, can increase platelet count, so it's important to reduce exposure to toxins.

  4. Maintain a healthy weight: Obesity has been linked to high platelet count, so it's important to maintain a healthy weight through a balanced diet and exercise.

  5. Reduce stress: Stress can increase platelet production, so it's important to manage stress through exercise, relaxation techniques, or counseling.


It's important to note that these remedies should not replace proper medical treatment and always consult with your doctor before trying them. Your doctor can suggest the most appropriate treatment for your specific case and monitor your condition. A healthy diet and lifestyle can also help maintain proper platelet levels.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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