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ITP & Strength Training?


#1

Does anybody have any information on if it is ok for people with the blood disorder ITP (low platlet count) to bodybuild or strenght train. My son has this condition and is showing alot of interest in weight training. Any information would be appreciated.


#2

I don't have an exact answer so don't quote me on this but increased muscle mass leads to increased blood plasma volume and increased red blood cell count so to me it sound like it would be beneficial. I'm obviously not a doctor so you probably want a second opinion but that'd be my thought.


#3

Thanks for yur help. I havent talked to his doctor on this subject but thought somebody hear may have some experience with this issue.