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Foods that increase platelets in blood

Commented on January 22, 2013
Created January 22, 2013 at 6:11 AM

I seriously doubt eating anything will dramatically change my blood composition in under 24 hours but whatever. I'm having Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections (you can see what its all about here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lnOEgN1dKTo) for my damaged menisci tomorrow morning and just thought it would have been good to boost my platelet concentration before hand, I made the appointment today and didn't expect to be able to get in straight away.

Anyway, there's a chance I'll have to have a second or third injection treatment a few months down the track, so what would be good foods to consume to increase my platelet count leading up to it? Would fasting prior to the treatment be advised or should I have a big ass bacony breakfast?

Secondly, would taking Omega 3 supplements be ill-advised? Given that Om3 is an anti-inflammatory, and I assume inhibits the healing response.

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on January 22, 2013
at 09:36 AM

Yeh medicare is a...process. Physios dont require GP referral. But if you are pretty sure it's torn cartilage, just go straight for a Sports Physician, it works out cheaper to get referred by a GP. A physio will be a waste of time in this regard as there is nothing you can do to fix damaged menisus without internal treatment. To get MRI's, I got both my knees done for free by getting a referral from a GP to an Ortho surgeon, who then referred me for MRIs. Otherwise they are about $300ea -medicare. Source - my experience and I work in the industry.

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on January 22, 2013
at 08:28 AM

thx Rob & best of luck. i will likely go hunting for a specialist in a week or two (in Sydney). i expect i'll need a referral from my GP for the specialist (medicare red tape?). i presume the 1st thing the specialist will do is order an MRI to see exactly what's going on.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:51 AM

Thanks. I really should have asked the Doc on the phone all this but forgot, then again I'm sure I'd get the whole, 'Be sure to eat lots of healthy foods like bread and cereal etc.'. I'll do some proper research before my next injection if I need one.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:49 AM

I'll post up my results and experiences too, so stay tuned.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:48 AM

It's very new to Australia, but it's been used in the States for around 10-15 years now, I know the NFL are all over it, and AFL absolutely love it as well. They are spending lots of money on it. It's a great alternative to surgery both financially and with regards to success and risks. If I were you I'd speak to a reputable physio or sports physician who know about this treatment, as a lot of clinics are mediocre, so you do need a recommendation. I'm going to the Olympic Park joint, and after Medicare, it will be $200 out of pocket per injection.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:24 AM

never heard of PRP before. is this an alternative to surgery & does medicare cover it. i'm pretty sure i have a medial meniscus tear myself. i have not had it checked out yet, as i was waiting see if it was going to heal by itself (albeit very slowly). (i am in oz as well).

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:44 AM

i'd suggest researching vitamin k2. wikipedia mentions it can reverse the anticoagulation (i.e. platelet formation ability of plasma) effect of patients who are taking warfarin. i'm not sure if that'll help out, but it could be a start.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:51 AM

Thanks. I really should have asked the Doc on the phone all this but forgot, then again I'm sure I'd get the whole, 'Be sure to eat lots of healthy foods like bread and cereal etc.'. I'll do some proper research before my next injection if I need one.

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