Dengue alert: Why papaya juice and giloy cannot help increase platelets

There have been unregulated animal studies that show minor levels of increase in platelets.

But the drop in dengue cases can be sudden and massive and the patient may need immediate platelet transfusion in such cases to prevent complications, says Rashi Tantia, HOD, Dietetics, Metro Hospital, Faridabad

Platelets are small cell fragments in the blood that play a crucial role in clotting and preventing excessive bleeding.

When a person’s platelet count drops below normal levels, it can lead to a condition called thrombocytopenia, characterised by an increased risk of bleeding.

It is important to address the underlying cause of thrombocytopenia and provide appropriate medical treatment.

A normal platelet count ranges between 1,50,000 and 4,50,000 platelets per microlitre of blood.

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