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Lennyr
Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:42 PM
Does anyone have any experience with eating papaya in order to raise platelet counts . Info is most appreciated. Thanks Lenore

bailie
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:52 PM
What is the reason for the low platelets? That is the determining factor why anything might work.

Lennyr
Sun Dec 11, 2016, 10:32 PM
Husband age 75. Now Raeb2, now on amicar, platelets was down to 10k. Vidaza did not work , nor did promacta, 14% blast , currently waiting for a possible trial

Mseth
Mon Dec 12, 2016, 09:07 AM
Juice of papaya leaves is said to be effective in increasing platelets count in some mosquito borne illnesses that are prevalent in India. Pills made of papaya leaf extract are also available here. You can try to get papaya leaves from an Asian store and extract the juice at home.
Not heard of eating papaya to increase platelets.

Cheryl C
Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:52 PM
Hi Lennyr - how are your husband's Vitamin D and B12 levels?

majorindy
Tue Jul 11, 2017, 09:00 PM
I posted a message on Health Unlocked which is a United Kingdom web site. The site administrator (Mr. Anthony Heard) responded to my post. He said there was no scientific evidence that papaya raised platelets - if it did we would of known about it not by now. He mentioned that some of these supplements do more harm than good. Even my own hematologist said that a lot of what you read on the internet are false claims of manufacturers trying to sell their products. I personally are using only supplements that I read about at pdsa.org (Platlet Disorder Support Association). Go to their menu - wealth of information.