Treatment for Immune Thrombocytopenia

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which there is a shortage of platelets, the blood cells responsible for clotting, according to MedlinePlus. The condition typically results when the immune system mistakenly attacks itself, destroying its own platelets, according to the Mayo Clinic. In children, this usually occurs after a viral infection. In adults,… Continue reading Treatment for Immune Thrombocytopenia

What Everyone With ITP Should Know

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), you may be overwhelmed by both the emotional weight of the diagnosis and the amount of information about the condition you’re trying to absorb. You may have unanswered questions about what to expect going forward, especially because the severity of ITP covers a wide range.… Continue reading What Everyone With ITP Should Know

Self-Care for ITP

Living with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), a blood disorder characterized by low platelet counts, can be stressful. You may feel on edge when you engage in certain activities that carry a risk of bleeding or bruising, such as going for a bike ride or even doing simple kitchen tasks. And in more severe ITP, you… Continue reading Self-Care for ITP

Diet Changes for ITP

Living with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), a blood disorder that can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising, can be frustrating in many ways. Aside from getting the proper treatment and medication from a doctor, many people with ITP may wonder if there are any lifestyle measures they can take to help get their platelet count… Continue reading Diet Changes for ITP

Your ITP Emergency Kit

Injuries, especially minor ones, are a simple fact of life. But even relatively small injuries may be more concerning when you have chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), a disorder in which your immune system attacks platelets in your blood, reducing your blood’s ability to clot. How seriously you should take your injuries depends on several factors,… Continue reading Your ITP Emergency Kit