ITP Natural Remedies and Supplements

ITP or more formally, Idopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, is usually classified as an autoimmune disease in adults and tends to be a chronic condition. In children it is usually caused by a virus and is often self limiting. Natural remedies for ITP include remedies to build the blood like chlorophyll and remedies to fight the viral root of ITP.

What is ITP?

When a child or adult has a low platelet count with no clear cause, ITP is a common diagnosis. The "I" in ITP stands for "idiopathic" which means, "a disease with no known cause." Often times before a diagnosis of ITP is made, multiples tests are done to rule out other medical conditions. Thrombocytopenic means "low platelet count." The "P" in ITP is for "purpura" which means that small blood vessels are leaking.  "Petechiae" are small red dots seen on the surface of the skin caused by the leaking blood vessels. If you have petechiae, bruise or bleed easily, ITP may be considered.  Women with ITP also are prone to heavier periods. Frequent nosebleeds are another symptom.

Traditional medical treatment for ITP include monitoring the blood count, steroids, and removal of the spleen in severe cases.  Normal platelet counts range from 150,000 to 400,000. People with ITP often have numbers below 100,000. If the platelets drop to the 10,000-20,000 range, ITP can become very dangerous as the body can bleed even without injury.

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List of Remedies for ITP