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Avatar m tn Vitamin K is an essential vitamin but too much can be toxic to the liver. Vitamin K2 has shown more benefits to the liver, particularly in the area of fibrosis, also known as MK7, you can read more about it on the life extention web site. I think the verdict is out on whether this is a good thing or not for liver patients, and especially while on tx the risks may outweigh the benfit..
Avatar f tn Just got an email from the np that said she had talked to the doctor and wants to put me on Vitamin k 10 mg daily. I gave her the pharmacy number and asked her to send me the lab results. Still waiting to hear back. Have any of you had to do this before? What is the Vitamin k used for? Thanks!
Avatar f tn It has really not had any affect on me at all. The one thing that I know warfarin affects is Vitamin K. Vitamin K is what causes your blood to clot. Therefore the warfarin cancels out some of the Vit. K to make your blood thinner. I have to have my Protime (PT) checked every couple of months to make sure my blood is not too thin or thick. Really no big deal. BTW, it doesn't lower blood count, just the ability to clot.
Avatar m tn For those of us taking coumadin monitoring our PT/INR (coumadin levels in the vernacular) is literally a life-or-death matter. My Dad passed away a year ago this June because he had a series of strokes due to NOT monitoring his levels (poor bugger loved salad). Unfortunately I have recently discovered that some "heart healthy" foods are really not so good for us on coumadin. Specifically cooking oils both the pourable kind and the stuff in the spray cans.
Avatar f tn How do you feel about the vitamin K shot? Are you going to give it to your new born?
Avatar f tn I think those who are opposed to a vitamin K shot for baby should do more research. Vitamin K can prevent a bleeding disorder, not blood clotting. Vitamin K aids in the ability of blood to clot, which is why it is given to newborns as a preventative measure. A lactation consultant friend sent me a link to an article, which includes statistics, about this very debate. http://evidencebasedbirth.
Avatar m tn Even if there is no direct interaction between Plavix and Vitamin K, is it known whether vitamin K will still act to promote clotting in the presence of Plavix?
535822 tn?1443976780 Be careful with taking too much vitamin K -- it's a blood clotting agent. Just need the right amount, not too much. Too little, though, and you're in trouble. Magnesium is responsible for relaxing the heart muscle, as well as other muscles. Most Americans have been conned into taking so much calcium, especially in dairy, which is low is magnesium, and too much calcium leaches magnesium from the body. Too much magnesium leaches calcium from the body.
Avatar f tn since I think this could be a problem I now take 5,000 of vitamin D with K per day. I also read on this site that probiotics & digestive enzymes helped someone. When I remember I try to take Bio-K (a probiotic you can get at Whole Foods) and I take enzymes if I think of it. I went from very bad problem & being in the hospital to basically no problem at all. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Vitamin E might worsen clotting problems in people whose levels of vitamin K are too low. An eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa: All-rac-alpha-tocopherol (synthetic vitamin E) 400 IU seems to speed vision loss in people with retinitis pigmentosa. However, much lower amounts (3 IU) do not seem to produce this effect. If you have this condition, it is best to avoid vitamin E. Bleeding disorders: Vitamin E might make bleeding disorders worse.
1488195 tn?1288153991 The reason blood tests are important is because of diet. Vitamin K, present in most green foods such as broccoli, spinach, lettuce etc, affect the performance of Warfarin because this medication relies on a fairly constant vitamin K level in the Liver to work properly.
Avatar f tn Warfarin which antagonizes vitamin K increases calcification of the arteries. Vitamin K is concerned with the formation of a protein called matrix gla protein (MGP). This protein protects against arterial calcification. It is clear that vitamin K deficiency leads to reduced formation of MGP and therefore, the onset of hypertension is promoted.
Avatar f tn Tingly feet, legs and hands, unbalanced and lightheaded and have passed out a few times. Now, with my new bloodwork my Vitamin K is elevated at 1453. I have no idea what this means. Am I not processing vitamins correctly in my body because of the MTHFR gene mutation. My doctors don't seem to have an answer for me.
Avatar f tn I was reading yesterday that after the baby born the midwife will ask you if you agree to give him vitamin k . This is new for me ( FTM) ..of course if it is good for my son l will do it, just want to know if you have been through this ?
Avatar n tn I have heard that there is some problem mixing vitamin K with a blood thinner. I am taking 75 mg of plavix and cannot find anything about the vitamin K interaction. I need additional calcium, and the brand I am looking at taking would give me 40mcg of vitamin K. Is this safe or a problem? Where can I find how much vitamin K is in a serving of broccoli or spinich?
Avatar f tn I have read of using a constant daily low dosage (100mcg) of vitamin K to resolve INR instability the theory being that the instability may be due to a vitamin K deficiency and the constant dosage gives a bias level for the coumadin to work against. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?
Avatar m tn Isnt Potassium (K) good for you? The more K you have the more relaxed your heart is. I thought that vitamins are good for you. what about green tea and caffine? Thanks for you input.
Avatar m tn If you are taking the blood thinner coumadin I understand that vitamin K influences it's properties in some way, but I'm not taking it and don't have definitive information. I take Plavix and aspirin, but there are no warning that I know of about food with with either of those drugs. Ed's right, grapefruit should be avoided when taking blood pressure medications. I'd tell you to stay away from broccoli.
428633 tn?1203773813 You really need a work-up by a physician. The most likely cause is a simple vitamin K deficiency. Usually diet related. I say "most likely" because it is absolutely positively impossible to make any kind of a diagnosis on an internet bulleten board. There are other possible causes. I'm not going to provide a laundry list. I hesitate to give any advice that would discourage you from seeking the advice of an M.D. That being said, you might try a low-dose vitamin k supplement.
Avatar f tn 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. I have been on warfarin for 6 months now for DVT, my INR should be between 2-3.
Avatar f tn If a persons blood is thick, it is best to take the medication or if the person has an irregular heart beat which increases the risk of heart attack and strokes by causes blood clots. Make sure not to take Vitamin K when on blood thinners. Vitamin K acts as a blood thinner and is found in some calcium chewables with the Vitamin D.
Avatar f tn If you are afraid of not having enough, you can explore taking vitamin K supplements yourself. Vitamins are better absorbed through food though, for Vit K try eating salads, broccoli, and cauliflower. There may be more, but those are the ones that come to mind off of the top of my head. There is evidence that cutting the cord too soon leads to more problems, such as bleeding on the brain and in the lungs than babies not given the vitamin K shot.
Avatar m tn spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts) are rich in vitamin K, which can affect your INR. Don’t avoid vitamin K-rich foods completely — vitamin K is essential to our health. Studies show that eating regular, consistent amounts of vitamin K-rich foods is better for maintaining a stable INR, than not eating them at all, or eating varying amounts.