Warfarin green vegetables

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However, I'm very DIScouraged to read about the contra-indication for cruciferous vegetables - for years I've been eating large green smoothies daily, with either chard, kale or spinach as the main ingredient, and feeling both healthier and more virtuous (!) as a result. For the last year or so, however, I've noticed that I sometimes feel more sluggish after one, and sometimes that my blood pressure has gone up.
, so keep it normal on those tht do, such a green leafy vegetables. I see no relationship between Warfarin and you leg problem.. are you on other medications? Have you had you circulation check in you legs?
She's somewhat OCD and because of a bout with diverticulitis 20 yrs ago she eats nothing with seeds including, corn, tomatoes, nuts, poppy seeds no matter what statistics say. Now with the warfarin, she also eats nothing green. She tends to go overboard!!! So she's getting basically no vegetables in her diet because of this. My question is, with this lone episode of A-Fib, does she really need to be on Warfarin in the first place?
I know this is an odd question, but I've had green urine not cloudy just light green. unless I drink a lot then it turns yellow. this has happened for years. looked it up before and it stated it may be food dye. Didn't think about it till my twin 4 year olds peed in the toilet and didn't flush and it is light green. We don't eat the same foods. Is this normal? I tested positive, could they?
Often when someone starts taking warfarin they have their blood checked weekly and sometimes more frequently until doctors can find the right dose and patients get in the habit of taking the medication at a scheduled time and control their diet (for example, we routinely tell patients to only eat leafy green vegetables on certain days while taking warfarin and to avoid certain foods like grapefruit completely).
As for your dosage you do know you have to watch your Vitamin K intake!
I am a vegan, so my options are limited, but are there green vegetables that i can eat in moderation.
If you drink, please consider cutting back or stoping entirely. Avoiding green leafy vegetables is a must with Warfarin, but there are other vegetables that you can eat that will help beef up your vitamins, nutrients and fiber intake. Good luck, and KEEP working with your doctor. Staying on top of this is the best way to keep yourself healthy!
The amount of vitamin K in your diet may affect your response to warfarin. Certain foods (like green, leafy vegetables) have high amounts of vitamin K and can decrease your INR. You do not have to avoid foods high in vitamin K, but it is very important to try to maintain a consistent diet every week. Alcohol use also may affect your response to warfarin. Excessive use can lead to a sharp rise in your INR. It is best to avoid alcohol while you are taking warfarin.
Where can I find a comprhensive work on the things that will counteract the affect of the Warfarin that I am taking. Most literature refers only to the affect of green vegetables and aspirin products.
Try to eat the same level of Vitamin K, whatever you're like is for salads and some cooked/raw vegetables. I vary my warfarin downward if we don't eat a green salad for two days in a row, do a half dose, then back to my normal 5 mg. Given you had a good record in the past for steady INR, can you identify any life-style changes?
Do you eat a lot of green salads and some of the K-rich green vegetables? I guess it really doesn't matter as long as one is consistent. Maybe you just need a higher dose.
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. If you are taking salad every day or other foods rich in Vitamin K, you must eat similar amounts each week. Do not suddenly change your diet or go on a “binge” of a favorite food as this will affect your INR. Your nurse or dietitian may give you a list of Vitamin K content of foods.
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 .
I am not suggesting a dose change, just sharing experience. I eat green vegetables/salads often and it doesn't seem to make any big change. I also take a mulch-vitamin that includes "K", and I wonder if that level addition each day helps stabilize my "K" level against my "K" input due to diet. The supplement I take is a fractional "K" as I recall.
A lot of variation in INR when on warfarin therapy comes from the diet. Simple things such as green vegetables, fruit and even alcohol can affect your INR. The best way to prevent this is by having a regular consitent diet from week to week. It's ok to eat salad and fruit, as long as you eat the same amount each week. Same thing with alcohol. you should ask whoever is checking you coumadin to give you some handouts or books that explain this better.
It's been 4 months that I have the metalic valve and It's kind of bothering since yoou do hear the valve as your heart beats(like a watch sound) and you have to take the warfarin every single day, and go over regular blood works, no alcohol, no vitamin K (which is found in green vegetables and fruits) You should do a little research yourself and see which one is best for you.. good luck!!!
Hope that I can avoid getting Blood clots and stroke Green vegetables are probably also the cause for my INR insability but I have also found that old-fashioned Quaker Oats which I took for high cholesterol contained high VitK and had to stop using it. Do you have any stomach or digestion problems? Now that you mentioned a lack of green vegetables may affect enzymes I am wondering whether this could be the cause of my upset stomach/digestion problems which keeps me on Prilosec.
Hi Thanks for your reply, I will go to the link you suggested i was supposed to go for another blood test two weeks ago, but my doctor has moved 33 miles away from me now, and i have to rely on a ride to get there, my INR levels are usually still checked every two weeks, but I have gone a month before now, Do you find it strange that when my INR levels are a little high, my doc tells me to eat more green leafy vegetables for the week, she does this rather than adjust my warfarin, I have be
I am doing very well eating 1000 Kcal per day with a small abount or carbs (under 25) and otherwise lots of green vegetables and fish (Salmon only once a week) , then some extra lean turkey. Really feel great with the diet. But I started moderate exercise as soon as I was released from the Hospital. I walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes at 3.5mph then I do various lite weight lifting (Nautilus rocker equipment) I have lost 10 lbs since my Hospital visit.
Dear Leslie, This may be due to diet containing an increase in leafy green vegetables or vitamin K in foods. You may whish to review your diet. It is normal to have variation over time and as long as your INR is within range, it may require changes in dosage, but this is not harmful.
If so, that would be the reason the doctor told you to watch your intake of green vegetables, though I'm not sure about the cauliflower. The main thing I have learned is that you should try and eat the same amount of greens each day. That way your PT will stabilize and the medication should not need to be adjusted too often. Are you having periodic echocardiograms to keep an eye on the new valve?
Policosanol, turmeric, I used to take can't take when on Warfarin also no vit. K so that leaves out just about all green vegetables. check out http://www.drgourmet.
Lead a more disciplined life, avoid any kind of cut or injury, keep a close watch on your PT/INR and be in constant touch with your Primary Physician. Avoid over use of salads and green-leafy vegetables, since they counteract the effects of Warfarin. Seek the company of positive people and always see the lighter side to things; learn the capacity of laughing at yourself, not taking yourself too seriously.
Or if you are taking a lot of aspirin or anticoagulants... like coumadin .. warfarin. These are not normally taken and require a prescription in the USA. Vitamin K comes from lots of foods, including fresh greens as in cold salad and in many cooked green vegetables. Most mufti-vitamins sold in the USA contain a supplemental amount of K. Wishing a quick and easy answer.
My father was given a course of tablets including warafin and then sent home on the six day with a strict diet of no salt, no dark green vegetables, fluid intake 1.5 litres only etc. He is booked in to see the hospital specialist in five weeks time couldn't get in any earlier. My concern is the blood clot as the hospital were not able to do anything for him other than medication including warafin. What are your thoughts on this and what would you do if this was your father.
I have never had my coagulation checked when traveling, and get in "trouble" with my cardiologist because I sometimes let the test slip to two months. I have a rather good experience with anti-coagulant, part due to my rather consistent diet. That's not to say I eat the same things, but I try to eat similar amounts of salad and green vegetables known to have a lot of vitamin "K". Then too there are signs to watch for, bruises and bleeding when brushing teeth come to mind.
they said take aspirin and I had 4 clots 2 in each leg. I'm on warfarin and they wanted me still to take an aspirin and I said to them are you nuts? they agreed and only have me on the rat poison warfarin. I'm giving you a list of blood thinners but talk to your doctor! Don't risk your life. Herbs and spices high in salicylates include: Curry powder, Cayenne pepper, Ginger, Paprika, Thyme, Cinnamon, Dill, Oregano, Turmeric, Licorice, Peppermint.
At this time I get my INR checked every 2 weeks with a finger *****. Back to limitations...I love green vegetables... so I have to eat them on a regular basis so that the amount of coumadin does not have to be changed often.
I'm on 5 mg a day, but if we haven't had the usual green salad and/or other high K green vegetables, I'll drop my Warfarin to 2.5 mg of one dose. Seems to work, and I have no problems with bleeding or bruising, again, given I don't have a heart of a healthy 35 year old, I'm lucky.
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