Warfarin and broccoli

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1488195_tn?1288157591 Warfarin is best suited, in areas of slowly-running blood, such as in veins and the pooled blood behind artificial and natural valves, and pooled in dysfunctional cardiac atria. So common clinical indications for warfarin use are atrial fibrillation, the presence of artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis (clots), and pulmonary embolism (where the embolized clots first form in veins).
Avatar_n_tn Her diet should include fruits and vegetables and should be rich in soluble fiber, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Physical therapy and exercise should be an essential part of your mother's rehabilitation plan as this can definitely be of benefit in preventing strokes. Hope this helps.
Avatar_n_tn My husband has this condition, and his specialist has him on warfarin, simvastatin, atenelol,and baby aspirin. He goes to the coumadin(warfarin) clinic once a month, and has been staying in range, except it seem when the eather changes, he spikes either up or down, depending on the temperature. It seems to me if someone could bother to explain what the effect of certain environmental and dietary changes have, we could make adjustments as necessary.
Avatar_n_tn I eat lots of leafy greens and broccoli everyday. You may be asked to curb the intake of Vitamin K (that is what triggers the clotting response) items a few weeks while the thinners get started, but the key is eating a consistent amount of vegies that contain vitamin K. Consistency is the key here, since your dosage of Warfarin or Coumadin can be adjusted to compensate for eating these items.
Avatar_n_tn I have seen lists on the web so scan and you can find something. I've been slaped down for broccoli, pure genger suppliments, and a lot of other greens. The main thing is to keep your diet regular, don't benge out on something you are not to take. That way the dr. can keep you on the right dosage and your protine level will be within range.
738075_tn?1330579444 Also be aware that there are some foods that interact adversely with warfarin too. Spinach. broccoli, garlic and soy are on that list. You are smart, so do the research on what works and doesn't work with this drug, and follow those precautions. Basically, don't take anythiing until you know it is ok. Now for the DVT, I am so glad you realized what you were dealing with and didn't let it go on for long. DVT's can be deadly. you're fortunate to be on treatment to resolve the clot.
942410_tn?1274050674 That's why I am not going to be injecting the Lovenox any longer and today I skip my 5mg warfarin . I begin again the 5mg warfarin on Saturday and go for protime on Monday to see if it has come down a tad into the target range .
Avatar_f_tn Alcohol interacts adversely with Warfarin and increases the INR. Coumadin /warfarin interacts with foods that contain Vitamin K. Vitamin K works against Coumadin /warfarin and makes it less effective. Please try to eat consistent amounts of Vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale, collard greens, cabbage, and salad greens are some sources of Vitamin K, but there are many others.
29837_tn?1414538248 Hey I have a wonderful recipe that has broccoli, garlic and olive oil. Very tasty, healthy and something to zip up the everyday boring broccoli. Cut and steam broccoli to your desired doneness but remember it will cook longer in the olive oil. A clove or two of fresh garlic chopped finely. I use two A Tablespoon of olive oil into frying pan.
770426_tn?1235065089 I can't remember, was it for afib? This is great news for you. Now you can have a bowl of broccoli and a margarita and not have to worry about your INR :-) I really miss eating my greens. Yes, I'm on both Warfarin and 325 aspirin for the full 3 months. But it's only 23 days now and counting until I can join you. Ireneo -I laughed out loud at your toilet paper story.
Avatar_m_tn I'm overweight, take a daily prescribed regimen of baby aspirin, multi-vitamin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, and 6mg warfarin. I'm a lymphoma cancer survivor (2 years beyond chemo), don't smoke, drink alcohol only occasionally in moderation and even less caffeine, exercise somewhat irregularly, had lots of ear aches as a child associated with bronchitis but because I'm 61 now I don't think my childhood ear aches have anything to do with it.
Avatar_f_tn The way you prepare food also matters -- for example, spinach is best eaten raw, whereas broccoli, kale, collards and the like are best cooked. So it's more complicated. The good thing is, you do a lot better with vegetables than any other category of food, but if you ate too many vegetables you'd be left without room for fats and protein, which are also essential.
Avatar_n_tn Ian you have to understand two things that Vitamin K is a pro-coagulant and Warfarin is an anti-coagulant. Hence if you are taking both at present, then you need to discuss this issue with your PCP. There are lots of healthy diets which will help you in making your bones stronger. You should take lot of calcium rich food like Non fat yogurt, Collard Greens, Pink Salmon (canned with bones), Skim Milk, Calcium Fortified Orange Juice, Almonds, Turnip Greens, Soy Beans and Broccoli among others.
Avatar_f_tn If you are worried avoid vit k things like broccoli contain high levels and can effect clotting in patients on warfarin , if I have a few tops of broccoli a week my blood thickens on my INR blood test
Avatar_m_tn Taking medicines that can affect the action of blood thinners (such as warfarin) and vitamin K. These include antibiotics, aspirin, cimetidine (Tagamet), barbiturates, birth control pills, hormone therapy (HT), and vitamin K supplements. Having severe diarrhea or vomiting that causes fluid loss and dehydration. This may make the PT time longer.
1165078_tn?1338659345 You should do a search for drug interactions to make sure the KeppraXR and Warfarin are not affecting the absorption of your thyroid med.
Avatar_f_tn Me, I use it as an excuse not to eat broccoli, brussels sprouts and other foods I do not like and which are high in vitamin K.
Avatar_n_tn My 39 year old husband had an attach of severe chest pains a couple of weeks ago and they found two pulmonary emboli. He is being treated with Warfarin, and they have been unable to find a specific cause for these clots. We have been told by his physician that he is now at increased risk for future clotting and that recurrences are more often fatal or debilitating than the initial attack (this is in keeping with some reading I've done).
Avatar_n_tn I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Avatar_m_tn Certain foods (such as beef and pork liver, green tea, broccoli, chickpeas, kale, turnip greens, and soybean products) contain large amounts of vitamin K and can alter PT results. The vitamins you are taking could be the cause of your PT INR being a fraction low. I dont know why you are having a temporary tracheotomy when oxygen (via mask) can also give the same effect and relief.
Avatar_m_tn soluble fiber [dietary supplement such as psyllium powder or in foods such as oats, barley, rye, legumes (peas, beans), fruits such as apples, prunes, and berries, vegetables such as carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli, yams], plant stanols and sterols (such as beta-sitosterol and sitostanol) you can find sterol products at pharmacies; omega 3 fish oil.
9088869_tn?1401643539 Vitamin K will reverse the effect of Warfarin so I have to be careful of the leafy green vegetables I have and the quantity, that included broccoli, slaw, any greens and especially collards and Kale that have a lot of Vitamin K. Moreover, to add to the tight rope I walk with keeping the INR within my therapeutic range is whether I'm hyper or hypothyroid. One will lower the effects of Warfarin while the other will increase it.
Avatar_m_tn Wintertime supermarket’s frozen-food case for blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and strawberries. Broccoli, zucchini, and green peppers in tomato sauce. All contain salicylates, which, even in tiny amounts, may calm inflammation. Choose good fats, Eat Walnuts, cold-water fish such as salmon and sardines, and pumpkin seeds and flaxseed. A tablespoon of ground flaxseed on breakfast cereal a handful of walnuts eat fish at least twice a week Omega-3-enriched eggs.
Avatar_m_tn warfarin is much more powerful and you would only use that in certain situations. Also with warfarin you have to have regular blood tests to check your clotting factor which is important. Even a diet change can influence the effects of this medication. Unless absolutely necessary, a Cardiologist wouldn't put you onto this medication. As for Garlic and Ginger, I have no idea how they chemically work on platelets, but there are different chemical signals with trigger them to clot.
Avatar_f_tn I am only 43, and although I am doing what I can by taking the prescribed vitamins and working towards a heart-healthy diet and more exercise, I feel like it's improbable that I can keep loss of vision at bay forever. What is the timeline with this disease? I have dry type, but I don't know whether it's beginning, intermediate or advanced. From what I saw on the photos, I have round yellow drusen in both eyes (not the little pinprick kind).
Avatar_f_tn i was told recently, fake it till i make it and i did,it helped i find i am faking it less and less. now how long does it take to feel good, everyone is different, lots of variables,enviroment, genetic predisposition to addiction etc.
620966_tn?1222899256 upper Return lung and am now at home weaning off the Lovenox shots to the abdomen which you normally give yourself which do bruise no matter where you put them and also being weaned to Coumadin the Warfarin Sodium therapy for clots not to form in the first place. NOTE: You folks out there who love Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Brussell Sprouts, all the leafy greens loaded with Vitamin K?
Avatar_n_tn They had put me on Warfarin as well as a heart rhythm ...the SR stuff. I had a cardioversion done a month later and right away I could tell the difference between in and out of sinus and the calmness when in as well as how much easier it was to breath. I was in for around a week and one night I could feel it coming, and I was out. I was switched to Taxtia XT 300mg per day and had another cardioversion done, and that lasted maybe 2 weeks, and then back out again.
Avatar_n_tn Any way I also would be interested in what anyone might have to say about it and or what they may have learned from this if they know or even think this to be the case for them and would also like to correspond with others to trade stories and info on what they've learned and done. Be well. Sincerely, Rich - ***@**** This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/337994'>Stomach Gas and Arrythmia</a>.
Avatar_n_tn I've been to vascular surgeons, cardiologists. hand surgeons and regular md's and no one can help me. This just happened again to my thumb after 10 years and my cardiologist prescribed high blood pressure meds...and I DON'T have high blood pressure, I've been running for 25 years! If anyone has a diagnosis please share...I know your frustration.