Hi everyone - I had my 4 monthly blood tests results yesterday and whilst they are not astronomically high they have been steadily increasing to the point in a year they have doubled.
I am wondering if the my diet is contributing to the higher platelets as since Xmas I have been having smoothies every day and these are either:
Spinach, carrot, banana, apple and kiwi or Strawberry, beetroot, carrot, blueberry and banana.
I've just done a google and it says that spinach, kiwi and carrots plus a whole host of other foods can increase or normalise (whatever that actually means!) platelets.
How much should I read into this, should I go back to an unhealthier diet?? My nurse said yesterday that she didn't think either diet or exercise would make much of difference.
I am still someway away from getting to the levels of other treatments and count myself extremely fortunate, but I must admit this has actually thrown my very positive attitude somewhat - perhaps I need to include tonic water, alcohol and cranberry juice to help reduce them - anyone for a G&T!!
On serious note if anyone has advice please share.
Thanks as always