Warfarin and green vegetables

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn , 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?
Avatar f tn still at 87 it may be more critical than at 60, say. The main concern about AFib is blood clots and stroke, and that's what the warfarin is about. I don't know about the side-effects you note, I don't associate any of them with warfarin, which I take at 5 mg a day. One can eat greens, it is just necessary to be consistent so the correct dose of warfarin can be set. I'd ask the doctor if you mother can get by with taking just an aspirin, just in case the rare AFib bout should occur.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 1/2 to 3 5 mg warfarin tablets a day) I avoid ALL high vitamin K vegetables and this results in a diet with insufficient nutrition, particulstly enzymes. I have found a "green food" powder that claims to contain natural enzymes. Would it be wise for me to take a daily, consistent amount of this supplement? And, I understand there is a "home" protime test kit which would be helpful in monitoring my inr--I definitely want to avoid more clotting complications.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn I have been on Coumadin/Warfarin for at least 10 years, more I think... and have never had a problem with running or bike riding, or using my table or radial arm saw, or a chain saw.... When I accidentally cut myself, always minor, I think it bleeds a bit more than if I had full coagulation, but I've never had trouble stopping the bleeding. I also do not have much trouble maintaining the correct INR range of 2 to 3.
Avatar f tn 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).
Avatar n tn As for your dosage you do know you have to watch your Vitamin K intake!
1042487 tn?1275283499 My question I have two factors for having blood clots Prothrombin and Lupus Anticoagulant I was taking fish oil, garlic, nattokineese and a host of other supplements and still had clots. now i'm on warfarin for life and have to be very careful what I take as it can effect my INR I even had to find a vitamin with no Vitamin K. Have you any suggestions.
1796911 tn?1315608946 I am a vegan, so my options are limited, but are there green vegetables that i can eat in moderation.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn To tell you the truth, there's nothing left that I can eat....between diabetes and watching blood sugar levels, and taking the blood thinner warfarin because of the a-fib, and a statin ( no grapefruit). For every yay, there's a nay. I was wondering if anyone out there feels like the palps build up over a few days and then they break into an episode of a-fib or some other equally aggraving arrhythmia?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn INR's can change by what you eat, I eat green leafy vegetables 3 days per week and get my veggies from low vit k foods. I take 5mg 5 days per week and 10mg 2 days per week and my last INR was 4.0 but my INR range is a little higher than most people.
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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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!!!
Avatar f tn 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
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 n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.