Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a  disorder  that can lead to excessive bleeding or bruising.

Idiopathic’ means the cause of the condition is unknown. Platelets are also called thrombocytes. ‘Thrombocytopenic’ means the blood does not have enough platelets. ‘Purpura’ means a person has excessive bruising.

It is an autoimmune disease  in which your immune system attacks and destroys its own platelets.

Platelets are produced in bone marrow. These cells are very necessary for normal blood clotting. They seal minor cuts or small tear in blood vessels wall and tissues.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, is also called immune thrombocytopenia. It can happen in adults or children. ITP usually resolves in children of its own without treatment, but it becomes a long term condition in adults.

People with ITP often develop purple color bruises called purpura on the skin or mucous membrane inside the mouth. These bruises look like a small bead sized red or purple dots on the skin called petechiae. Petechiae usually look like a rash.

Types of ITP

There are two types of ITP :

  • Acute (temporary or short-term)
  • Chronic (long-lasting).

Acute ITP mainly affects children, both boys and girls. It usually lasts less than 6 months and it is the most common type of ITP. Acute ITP mostly occurs after a viral illness,  such as chickenpox, mumps, and measles, have been linked to ITP as well.

Chronic ITP mainly affects adults. Chronic ITP affects women , more than man, although younger children and teenagers are also getting affected. Chronic ITP lasts 6 months or longer. ITP is not contagious.

Symptoms of ITP

Sigh of ITP includes:

  • Spontaneous bruises (purpuric bruises)
  • Red tiny spots (Petechiea) on the gums, lower limbs.
  • Bleeding from nostrils.
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blood in the stool
  • Abnormally heavy menstruation(Menorrhagea)
  • Prolonged bleeding from cuts
  • Profuse bleeding during surgery
  • Hematoma also can be symptoms of ITP. A collection of clotted blood under the skin that feel like a lump is called a hematoma.

Sometimes ITP has no symptoms. However, it can cause bleeding inside the body (internal bleeding).

What Causes ITP?

The cause of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura is still unknown.

The term Idiopathic means the ‘cause is unknown’. However, it is clear that the development of ITP is based on the immune system, thus its newer name, immune thrombocytopenia. Another cause is bone marrow produces enough platelets but bodies’s own immune system destroys them. In ITP patients the platelet count is below 20,000pµl while normally it is 150,000pµl in blood flow.

How is ITP diagnosed?

The diagnosis of ITP is the process of proper physical examination. First, it has to be determined the blood abnormalities taking blood test which includes a CBC (Complete blood count). In the CBC the check for platelet  immunoglobulin may also be recommended. Doctors may also go for Bone marrow examination to determine the cause. This will help to rule out the possible cause of ITP symptoms.

Risk factors of ITP

ITP occurs at any age and there can be  few risk factors:

Sex: Women are more prone to ITP than men.

Viral infections: Viral infections like the flu or mumps are risk factors of ITP.

Complications of ITP

The very common complication of ITP is Intracranial hemorrhage. Normally patients take corticosteroids for hemorrhage, so that long term use of corticosteroid will produce many side effects like:

  • Osteoporosis.
  • High blood sugar.
  • Cataract.

Home Remedies For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

There are several home remedies which increases low platelet count.

You can see many significant changes in platelet count after taking Aloe Vera juice. Aloe Vera is a natural blood purifier and it provides an energetic boost, so as your body Starts platelet production.

Papaya Leaf Juice

The Papaya leaf juice is used  as a natural remedy for increasing platelet count. The papaya leaves are high in vitamins that help your bone marrow to increase blood platelet production. Research is ongoing on the particular chemical constituents in papaya fruit leaves which are responsible for the platelet boost.

Red Peony

Herbs play very important role in treating all kinds of diseases. It is a Chinese herb. It has a powerful effect on the body, including the ability to boost platelet count.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very effective for health and helpful to boost immunity. People can take vitamin C as Sodium ascorbate.

Treatment Of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurveda is known as “science of Life” . Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company. It provides herbal formulation and effective Ayurvedic treatment for ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). As we know in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura platelets count decrease. The herbs which are used to treat ITP are 100% natural and have no side effect. These are herbs especially to increase the platelet count. The remedies are particularly for ITP are ITP combo pack.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ITP

ITP Combo Pack For Adults

  • Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily
  • Cap. Ashwagandha – 2 twice daily
  • Cap. G-Plat – 1 twice daily
  • Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras – 1 twice daily
  • Bramhi Chawyanprash – 1 tablespoonful twice daily
  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 twice daily
  • Cap. Pitta Balance – 1 twice daily
  • Cap. Green Essentials – 1 twice daily

This combo should be consumed for 1 or 2 months and the results will be visible surely. The combo pack combination contains Ayurvedic herbo mineral and metallic preparations. All preparations are safe for human consumption The allopathic medicines of the patients can be reduced slowly but have side effects too.

ITP Combo For Children (3 Years To 14 Years)

  1. Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily
  2. Cap. Ashwagandha – 1 twice daily
  3. Cap. G-Plat – 1 twice daily
  4.  Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras – 1 twice daily
  5. Bramhi Chawyanprash – 1 teaspoonful twice daily
  6. Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 once daily
  7. Cap. Pitta Balance – 1 once daily
  8. Cap. Green Essentials – 1 twice daily

ITP Combo For Infants (Less Than 3 Years)

This combo pack is herbs and herbo mineral preparations which can help the infants and small children too.

Open up the capsules, crush the tablets and mix them with honey and feed them in below mentioned combination twice daily.

  1. Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily
  2. Cap. Ashwagandha – 1 twice daily
  3. Cap. G-Plat – 1 twice daily
  4. Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras – 1 once daily
  5. Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 once daily
  6. Syp. Arvindasava – 1 teaspoonful twice daily
  7. Syp. Immuz XP, Syp. Infee and Syp. Immubuild – 1 teaspoonful twice daily
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical based treatments.