Welling Clinic offers speciality Homeopathic treatment for Thrombocytopenia. In the initial stages the treatment outcome can be very good, but as time progresses we have experienced that Homeopathy too has limited options in the treatment of low sperm count.
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Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which the blood has a lower than normal number of blood cell fragments called platelets .
Platelets are made in bone marrow along with other kinds of blood cells. They are colourless cells which travel through blood vessels and stick together (clot) to stop any bleeding that may happen if a blood vessel is damaged. Platelets also are called thrombocytes because a clot also is called a thrombus.
When the blood has too few platelets, mild to serious bleeding can occur. Bleeding can occur inside the body (internal bleeding) or underneath the skin or from the surface of the skin (external bleeding).
A normal platelet count in adults ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood. A platelet count of less than 150,000 platelets per microliter is lower than normal. If the blood platelet count falls below normal, this condition known as Thrombocytopenia.
Signs and Symptoms of Thrombocytopenia:
- Easy or excessive bruising
- Superficial bleeding into the skin that appears as a rash of pinpoint-sized reddish-purple spots (petechiae), usually on the lower legs
- Prolonged bleeding from cuts
- Spontaneous bleeding from gums or nose
- Blood in urine or stools
- Unusually heavy menstrual flows
- Profuse bleeding during surgery or after dental work
Causes for Thrombocytopenia:
1. Decreased production:
- Vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency
- Leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome
- Decreased production of thrombopoietin by the liver in liver failure
- Sepsis, systemic viral or bacterial infection
- Dengue fever can cause thrombocytopenia by direct infection of bone marrow megakaryocytes, as well as immunological shortened platelet survival.
- Hereditary syndromes
- Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
- Thrombocytopenia absent radius syndrome
- Fanconi anemia
- Bernard-Soulier syndrome, associated with large platelets
- Grey platelet syndrome
2. Increased Destruction:
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
- Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Post-transfusion purpura
- Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
- Splenic sequestration of platelets due to hypersplenism
- Dengue fever has been shown to cause shortened platelet survival and immunological platelet destruction.
- HIV-associated thrombocytopenia
- Gaucher’s disease
- Direct myelosuppression
- Valproic acid
- Other chemotherapy drugs
- Singulair (montelukast sodium)
- H2 blockers and proton-pump inhibitors have shown increased thrombocytopenia symptoms, such as red dots near the bottom of the legs.
- Immunological platelet destruction
4. Other causes of Thrombocytopenia
- Snakebites, particularly by pit vipers.
- Excess consumption of oils containing erucic acid, such as Lorenzo’s oil or mustard oil; see the side effects of taking Lorenzo’s oil.
- Niacin Toxicity – Reversible thrombocyopenia has been observed in patients with niacin toxicity, particularly when large doses (3000mg/day) have been prescribed in patients with impaired renal function. The toxicity in this situation has been known to manifest itself in the form of increased renal impairment and declining platelet count.
Tests and Diagnosis for Thrombocytopenia:
Often, low platelet levels do not lead to clinical problems; rather, they are picked up on a complete blood count. Occasionally, there may be bruising, particularly purpura in the forearms, petechia (pinpoint hemorrhages on skin and mucous membranes), nosebleeds, and/or bleeding gums.
Laboratory tests might include:
- full blood count
- liver enzymes
- renal function
- vitamin B12 levels, folic acid levels
- erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and peripheral blood smear.
If the cause for the low platelet count remains unclear, a bone marrow biopsy is usually recommended, to differentiate whether the low platelet count is due to decreased production or peripheral destruction.
Complications of Thrombocytopenia:
Dangerous internal bleeding can occur when platelet count falls below 10,000 platelets per microliter. Though rare, severe thrombocytopenia can cause bleeding into the brain or intestines, which can be fatal.
Usually the condition can’t be prevented. However, we can take steps to prevent health problems associated with thrombocytopenia. For example:
- Avoid heavy drinking as alcohol slows the production of platelets.
- Try to avoid contact with toxic chemicals. Chemicals such as pesticides, arsenic, and benzene can slow the production of platelets.
- Avoid medicines that you know have decreased your platelet count in the past.
- Be aware of medicines that may affect your platelets and raise the risk of bleeding. Two examples of such medicines are aspirin and ibuprofen. These medicines may thin the blood too much.
Treatment for Thrombocytopenia:
Corticosteroids may be used to increase platelet production. Lithium carbonate or folate may also be used to stimulate the bone marrow production of platelets.
Platelet transfusions may be used to stop episodic abnormal bleeding caused by a low platelet count.
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: Treatment of TTP was revolutionized in the 1980s with the application of plasmapheresis.
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura:
Treatments for ITP include:
- Prednisone and other corticosteroids
- Intravenous immune globulin
3 Heparin Induced thrombocytopenia: Discontinuation of heparin is critical in a case of HITT. Beyond that, however, clinicians generally treat to avoid a thrombosis, and patients started directly on warfarin after a diagnosis of HITT are at excess risk of venous limb gangrene. For this reason, patients are usually treated with a type of blood thinner called a direct thrombin inhibitor such aslepirudin or argatroban
4 Congenital amegakarocytic Thrombocytopenia: Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant is the only thing that ultimately cures this genetic disease.
Homeopathic Treatment of Thrombocytopenia:
Some of the Homeopathic medicines for Thrombocytopenia which have been fairly successful in our experience are:
1. Chin. Sulph:
3. Hamamelis Virginiana:
5. Merc Sol:
The above homeopathic medicines for the treatment of Thrombocytopenia are just indicative. You can visit any of the Welling Clinics for a customised treatment protocol to get long term relief. In the last 12 years, we have successfully managed more than 100 cases of Thrombocytopenia. You too may benefit from the Homepathic treatment of Thrombocytopenia