To change a low platelet count, known as thrombocytopenia, treat the underlying health condition that is causing the thrombocytopenia; get a blood or platelet transfusion; or talk to a doctor about taking prescription me... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

One of the most common treatments for patients with a low platelet count, medically known as thrombocytopenia, is prescription glucocorticoids, immunosuppressive drugs or thrombopoietin receptor agonists. In more severe ... More »

A low platelet count can be increased by eliminating diet soda, tonic water, bitter melon and low-fat candy, in addition to eating more leafy greens, vegetables and fruits, says the Platelet Disorder Support Association ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Low platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, is caused by such conditions as an enlarged spleen, which may trap too many platelets and remove them from blood circulation; bone marrow destruction due to cancer and its treatme... More »

The dangers of a low blood platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, are internal bleeding, including brain bleeds, that can become dangerous, according to Mayo Clinic. Women with thrombocytopenia have periods that are heavie... More »

A patient with abnormally low blood platelet count displays a condition called thrombocytopenia, according to Mayo Clinic. Thrombocytopenia, with symptoms of abnormal bruising or bleeding, can be diagnosed by a blood tes... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

There are several possible causes of thrombocytopenia, or a low platelet count, according to Mayo Clinic, but none of these are associated with an extremely low-fat vegetarian diet. Possible causes of thrombocytopenia in... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels