Vitamin k platelets

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163305 tn?1333672171 I started taking vitamin K gel tabs, and although it took a few weeks to change, the last two weeks my platelets were around 60. I guess they could have increased by themselves but, I'm going to keep taking Vit. K.
Avatar m tn Vitamin K will not help your platelets. At this point there is a drug that is in clinical trials to help boost the platelet count but unfortunately it is not available for the general public yet. Good luck and I hope your platelets stay high enough to do treatment.
Avatar f tn Possibly they are concerned about clotting factors and bleeding aside from and as well as low platletts.. Will Hepatitis C Cirrhosis; Vitamin K Deficiencies . The liver needs vitamin K to make factors that regulate blood clotting . Vitamin K deficiency is extremely rare in healthy people. It can, however, occur in individuals who have significant liver damage or disease disorders that interfere with the absorption of nutrients from the intestine. .
Avatar n tn How serious is it? They perscribed her vitamin K, but she says that delay further liver damage. She also has a hematoma on her liver, but I don't think that's related? Her platelets dropped after attempting combo treatment. She wasn't able to complete it and is unable to try again because of the platelet drop. I don't know if it's entirely from the treatment though because they continue to drop a year afterwards?
Avatar n tn the vitamin K test establishes Vitamin K deficincy if the value of the test is greater than 100. in patients with cirhosis, its used to predict liver cancer. if the value is greater than 40, it puts them at risk for liver cancer in the future, even if you dont have Vitamin K deficiency (<100).
Avatar f tn What can I do to increase muy platelets? I have been taking vitamin k for a month, but the platelets dont increase.I would like to be pregnant, but I have afraid that is a negative factor. I have 135000 plat. What do you think or reommend?
Avatar f tn Vitamin B5, has a few reports up where its been used to help with liver function and treatment of alcoholic hepatitis in other countries. Vitamin K go for food sources over supplements it can actually be bad in overkill. I will say that its a good idea for him to have a good vitamin k intake. I.e. K-dependent clotting factors factors I-XII or 1-13 which the doctors should be checking as well if his counts are low.
1654058 tn?1407162666 I did do some research prior to Tx, to see if any foods were good at building platelets, and what I came up with, was peanut-oil. I think, because of it's very high vitamin E content. And getting our vitamins via ood intake, is much more sae, then vitamins. I did go out and buy a bottle of peanut-oil, but then I started Tx, and I have an aversion to it.
Avatar n tn I know that can lower them, but they should bounce back. I have heard of blood platelet transfusion or vitamin K shots. I know of someone who had their spleen removed and the platelets went up. Sorry not much help here. Just things I have heard about.
Avatar f tn Since your already treating they wouldn't do a biopsy, your a geno 2 with very good odds of clearing so I'm not sure why you would even want to have one. From what I understand around 60 would be a problem, mine were at 80 and I had no problems. -------------- A per-cutaneous liver biopsy shouldn't be too hazardous with a platelet count of 88k. How prolonged are the clotting times? if the INR is over 1.5, start her on vitamin K. DDAVP shortly before the biopsy might be a good idea.
Avatar m tn I understand how you feel. I have had Vit D defiences also and I also have pain.But My pain is not related to the defiency. I would ask your dr. to order a xray , and then if that shows nothing to go for a MRI of the area that is in pain. You could have a slipped disc, a herniated disc, or even arthritis of the spine. I beleive your pain is real but unrelated to the Vit D def. Is your pain in lower back, mid back?
1661682 tn?1313138996 With my first son I did have issues during delivery and was given vitamin K shots to slow it down so that's another option. I wish you the best of luck.
Avatar m tn Plavix is a platelet inhibitor, so prevents clumping of platelets together. Whereas warfarin acts on the coagulation of blood and vitamin K too acts in this pathway, so for patients who are on coumadin, they need to be cautious about taking vitamin K rich food. Vitamin K may not affect the functions of plavix. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I tried to find out if there were any supplements that increase platelets. Vitamin K is a possiblity. I take super K by lifeextension. The other thing that will raise them on the CBC is to exercise ( fast walking is fine) prior to your lab. Good Luck.
Avatar m tn Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) " ======================= I'm just using these as examples, but I wonder if it makes sense while one has a specific issue, to see if you can get many of the recommended levels where they need to be via diet or supplementation. I am going to start looking into these types of tests.....
Avatar f tn Holick, noted as the world's renown expert on Vitamin D by the Vitamin D Council ( by going to and clicking on "original journal articles". There is also an external link to a presentation made by Dr. Holick to the European Calcified Tissue Council that is very entertaining to watch and includes the most incredible information.
1390055 tn?1365618655 131 k/uL 2008: 113 k/uL 2010: 141 k/uL 2011: 100 k/uL, and 119 k/uL 1 week later My doctor who ran the tests in 2006 and 2008 told me that my lab results came back normal, but I think we can conclude that this is not the case. In 2010, I was told nothing regarding my platelets, and maybe that was because they were far too close to the reference range.
Avatar m tn If you have scurvy, take vitamin c. Vitamins A,D,E and K are all fat soluble and are stored in the body fat. You can od and die from megadoses of these 4 vitamins. It seems instinctive to me that anything stored in fat MAY affect incivek treatment. We need more studies, IMHO...
3093770 tn?1389742726 If it's because of bruising, you might need to take Vitamin K. Check with your doctor. Stress certainly can affect our health but blood levels fluctuate naturally anyway.
Avatar m tn after a few days of juicing and feeeling mentally good i added vitamin e to my supplement list - reading that it was a great anti-oxidant . well i was due for a lft in march and my report came back with ast= 62 and alt 161 . i continued with the juice and the vit e not realinzing that they could be the culprit . after 2 weeks of checking again my ast was 106 and alt 320 ... and thereafter another week they went up to ast- 116 and alt = 400 , i paniced and though what is it... what is it ...
Avatar n tn I took her to the vet ASAP and they believed it to be rat poison. They gave her Vitamin K1 and took a blood test. Got the blood tests back, and everything was fantastic, except for what they would expect of rat poisoning, and her platelets were beyond low at 4. She's taking the following every 12 hours right now: 2 Vitamin K1, 3 Prednisone 20mg, 1 1/4 Doxycycline 100mg I stick her pills in some a/d and she seems to do much better for several hours after I make her take the medicine.
Avatar n tn I have cirrhosis also and very low platelets, when mine dropped to 50. I bought some vitamin K on line at Mine did go up 20 points next time they checked me.
Avatar n tn but my daughter found out her platelet count is 40,000 and bruises very easily. She is only 12 and I was wondering if Vitamin K will work for her? Doc. said it could be because pre-menstrual causes your platelets to go wacky. HELP! I'm scheduled for an appointment with a Pediatric Hematologist but didn't know how to help her today? Thanks!
Avatar f tn There is no pharmacological connection between the number of platelets and Vitamin K. It supports coagulation, but that *is* something different. I have been down to a number of 20.000. During the therapy I had some great icecreams, and now my platelets are up again. Does icecream increase the platelet numbers? Be careful with conclusions, please.
Avatar n tn My platelets dropped to 34 and my doc wanted to take me off tx. I switched docs, started taking vitamin K, and after a few weeks, the platelets came up to 60. You are far from in a problematic situation. Good luck.
Avatar m tn I've also started him on B complex and vitamin K along with liver aid. Is that helping or hurting him?
Avatar n tn she also told me that my blood is not clotting normal so she took more blood to test my vitamin k and mentioned I may have to see a hematologist. im very nervous about what im reading that can be linked with all of these results.
314532 tn?1206418709 Vitamin K-2 is known to help prevent coagupathy, Vitamin K-1 and K2 are both essential to normal clotting, and smaller buising would indicate you were clotting faster. Vitamin K is a liver friendly vitamin and several studies have shown it does reduce the risk of liver cancer substantially. Liver cancer is a great risk for those with HCV or cirhosis.. Do not take it if you are on blood thinner like cumadin or warfarrin, and check with your liver doctor, but I think this is an important vitamin.
Avatar n tn Taking moderate amounts of dairy products, which is a good source of calcium. The vegetables and fruits mentioned are sources of Vitamin K, which is required for full platelet activity, such as clotting. Ensure that she has enough rest, and does less of strenous activities.