Broccoli and spinach are good as they have vitamin k which helps your blood clot. Don't read too much into it, you wont enjoy day to day life if your drinking horrid health drinks etc. Im sitting here with a chicken, mushroom and garlic pizza mmmm
The fact that your platelets are going very low is not as a result of what you are eating. Nobody, but nobody has come on here and said that a certain food makes their count go low. There are some foods that cause the platelets to be not so sticky as they might be but even then it is not worth bothering about.
There are a few drugs which can cause the count to go low but only in susceptible people and they will always find out because when the drug is stopped, the count returns to normal.
Try not to stress and just eat a normal diet, eating is a pleasure that we need and it keeps us happy which is very important with people with a chronic illness.
I'm with Ann. Don't read into it that much. No food is going to MAJORLY effect your platelet count. I even asked my hemo about it and she basically laughed at my question and told me to eat whatever I wanted. Also, stress can make it even worse! Calm down and go eat a burger! or chocolate cake! or whatever makes you happy! :0)
Yep - I essentially eat what I want, although as I'm still trying to shift my last 8lbs of steroid weight, I'm trying to be healthy and not eat too many takeaways! I'd say keeping your protein high is probably good as it's responsible for generating megakarocytes which break down into thrombocytes.
Auto-immune diseases are inflammatory by nature. Dr. Tanya Edwards at pdsa conference talked about the anti-inflammatory diet. Some of her advice varied a little bit from advice given on the websites I have read but the basic info is there - we all vary diets to suit our tastes/needs.
You know the stuff- vegies, fish, nuts, seeds, whole grains etc. Eliminate processed foods, sugars, etc.
She also recommended adding tumeric due to it's anti-inflammatory qualities. She gave a nifty recipe to make it palatable and better absorbed. You get a teaspoon of tmeric. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and mix this well with a teaspoon of olive oil, then add V8 vegie juice to taste. I didn't think I'd like it but was pleasantly surprised.
Hope this helps. Sally
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