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webmd berberine 1 year 11 months ago #68206

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i've had itp for 20 years and never knew this. webmd has an entry that says "early research shows that berberine either alone or with prednisone can increase platelets".
to the best of my knowledge webmd is conventional and credible. has anyone ever tried it?
my take would be that it may be antibacterial and in some cases that increases platelet count.

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webmd berberine 1 year 11 months ago #68207

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www.pdsa.org/enews/item/1802-pdsa-enews-013119.html#berberine-corticosteroid-resistance
That is from the PDSA site, about steroid resistance and berberine, doesn't mention increased platelets
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webmd berberine 1 year 11 months ago #68208

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  • Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Retired (Nov 2019) renal specialist nurse, 46 years on the NHS front line. My belief is empower patients to be involved as much as possible in their care. Read, read, read & ALWAYS question medics about the evidence base they use
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pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6a30/721055a5ef4990b316f3951f223c13669a0a.pdf?_ga=2.141292593.2015153140.1577002474-453099706.1571145094
I found this very old article, it seems to be the only one that I can find stating it increases count. All the others say it inhibits aggregation of platelets, so could increase bleeding.

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