Causes And Treats Low Hemoglobin And Platelet Levels?
Afternoon, I want to ask! My grandmother, aged 68 years, has been – + 1 month old, has low platelets and low HB, has been checked by a doctor and has been hospitalized for 3 days but until now the platelets and HB are not yet normal and not yet never get better even though medicines from doctors, herbal medicines have been taken regularly. And during – + 1 month, the body still continues to experience a body condition, sometimes cold to the point of shivering and sometimes the body is hot! R nWhat disease actually is this? and how to cure it? Do you have to do a blood transfusion too? R nPlease explain, Thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Platelets are a component of blood, also known as platelets and play an important role in blood clotting. Low platelet levels are also known as thrombocytopenia. Among the conditions that cause this are:
Leukemia or blood cancer
Aplastic anemia or a condition in which the bone marrow doesn't produce enough blood cells
Idiopathic trombocytopenic purpura or immune system disorders
While Hb or hemoglobin is part of the blood that functions to bind oxygen and keep the shape of red blood cells. Hemoglobin deficiency can be caused by various things, such as:
Lack of vitamin B12
Blood cancer or leukemia
Chronic kidney failure
And in fact there are many more causes for the lack of platelets and hemoglobin that we can mention. But what we want to say is that there is more than one cause, and all of them have different treatments. Just a simple example, if it is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12, the treatment needed is in the form of vitamin B12 intake, and if it is due to kidney failure, what is needed is a kidney transplant or dialysis, of course in addition to blood transfusions when the levels are very low.
So the one who can really answer your question is the doctor who treated your mother. A combination of in-depth history digging, focused physical examination, and supporting examinations such as bone marrow examinations, CT scans, ultrasound, and various other tests are needed to determine what the disease really is, and after knowing what disease it is, then how to cure it can be found. . What you can do is ask the doctor in charge of your grandmother, and if they find it difficult to diagnose, you can ask if there is the possibility of being referred to a higher hospital with more complete service facilities, perhaps with a hemato-oncologist specialist for can find the origin of the disorder. May your grandmother get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa