Warfarin and greens

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Avatar n tn we have no idea what your risk factors are, but I can tell you aspirin and warfarin are not equivalent. I have been on 5 mg of Warfarin for about 10 years, and I get my blood tested about once a month. I manage to stay in range (INR 2 to 3) and so checking more often is not necessary. If you continue to have a need for a check every10 days it is reasonable that you look for some better approach. What caused your minor stroke? Do you have a heart rhythm problem and are you past middle age?
Avatar f tn widespread pain diarrhea dizziness headache feeling spaced out liver congestion irritablility In short, I hate this drug and feel FAR worse on this drug then I ever felt without it. I am healthy with no underlying risk factors. All I have is the occasional run of A-Fib which is usually self-limiting. I am so fed-up with having drugs thrown at me that make me feel like crap just because it is protocol.
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.
378273 tn?1262101221 I also eat salads, greens and vegetables daily and haven't had to limit my diet because of coumadin. The key, however, is to maintain a consistent level of vitamin k containing foods. Overall, the biggest inconvenience of coumadin usage is the need to undergo periodic INR testing.
552012 tn?1272859591 Hi, If anyone's reading this, It is now one month and 3 days post op. I feel pretty good most days. Today I'm having some left sided pain, probably due to sleeping on my left side. The home care nurse just called, my INR is 4.8 !!! It has been 1.5, 1.8, 2.4, 2.8.....then I had to go on the medrol dose pak (steroids) for a severe rash I developed from taking niferex forte (we think this is what the rash is from) . Niferex forte is a vitamin capsule with vitamin c, b12, folic acid and iron.
Avatar n tn (DARK GREEN VEGETABLES) if you're consistent on your greens then your dosage can be consistent go to google and type in doctor gourmet go to that web address and you will find a complete list of foods that contain K and how much is in each food
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 Hi, I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism 3 years ago with hypercoagulability (genetic) and have been on 2.5mg of Warfarin per day for the past 3 years. I have just had an abdominal scan, and was told that I have a dense, fatty liver. I have tried to eat as healthy as possible, but had to cut a lot of greens out of my diet, as it affected my INR and would have lead to me having to increase my Warfarin dosage. Now I am not sure if this lead to the 'fatty liver'problem.
Avatar n tn I have been on cumadin since Christmas I have a blood clot on my right lung my levels are always high or too low I don't eat any greens and am often tired and feeling weak What can I do to help myself better
Avatar m tn Steve, that is a very interesting study on warfarin. Of course, viral titers, inflammation and fibrosis have been known not to correlate, but, like LDN, I wonder how many other drugs like warfarin are out there that, with off-label use, could help curb the pathologies of hep c. You might be correct that your use of warfarin has helped save your liver.
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 m tn What are the connections between blood in eye and coumadin? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/239167'>Coumadin and broken eye blood vessels</a>.
198419 tn?1360245956 low-fat diet (gallstones) avoiding dark leafy greens (DVT and warfarin) trying to lose weight so managing calories. Problems with legs and fatigue, so haven't been exercising. When I'm feeling better I work out three times a week - but it's been a long time since I was able to do that.
Avatar f tn 5 daily and it is very difficult for me to keep my INR up in the theraputic range. I limit my greens, no red meat, don't smoke, and no hormone therapy, which leads me to think that somehow I am Warfarin tolerant if there is such a thing? If I get worse, or my leg is still swollen tomorrow after class, I will go to the emergency room or walk in clinic for an INR check. But for now I am desparate to find something other than warfarin that will work for me.
Avatar n tn So have you replaced the warfarin with the turmeric? That's pretty cool.
Avatar n tn My INR Goal is 2-3 and today it was a 2.0 and I take 4mg of Coumadin every day at 6pm... The Dr said to take 5mg today... I'm confused I thought the higher the levels the more mg you would take... 2.0 I thought was good and within my goal but I'm not a Dr.. I don't know if I should just listen and do the 5 or stay with the 4... This is not the Dr that I had but they said they looked at my info... what should I do?? and can you please explain this to me?????
770426 tn?1235065089 -) 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 f tn Of course, some people can not take aspirin because it gives them stomach trouble, especially if one has ulcers. I take a half aspirin and 5 mg of Warfarin a day. I am at high risk of clot formation because of my AFib condition.
Avatar f tn That depends if you have any medical conditions an example would be if you had to be on Coumadin (warfarin) a blood thinner then you would have to limit your dark greens or anything that contained vitamin K. That's not to say you can't eat the greens but you would have to be consistent on your consumption so the doctor could regulate your meds. that just one example.
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 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 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 This is not your classical meal, but I find smoothies to be a great addition to the vegetarian diet, and a great way to 'slip' in veggies or greens. One of my favorites is this one, it has blueberries, avocado, spinach and chia seeds, things that are extremely nutritious, and you would not expect them to taste delicious, but they do. Here is the recipe: http://holisticnewyork.com/article/healthy-living-nyc-anti-aging-blueberry-smoothie.
1415174 tn?1453246703 The next day I had severe calf pain and the day after my foot swelled up. I went to the doctor and they did an ultrasound and found a blood clot. They put me on Coumadin/warfarin and Lovenox injections until I get to the right dose of coumadin (which should be by this weekend). I was told that coumadin does not remove or breakup the clot it just prevents it from going to the lung/heart.
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.
Avatar n tn I was getting readings for 2 and 2.1 for 4 tests with a dosage of 8mg and then my INR's changed. This is worrisome to me and am trying to figure out why the change. I have been watching my diet(balanced) and do not drink alcohol on a regular basis 2 beers in 2 weeks. Perhaps this is all normal and I have nothing to worry about. I like to understand the results of these tests and what they mean to me. If I have nothing to wrry about I want to know.
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.
Avatar n tn 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? Many people will only have 1 surgery, but it is dependent on a lot of factors (valve type, age, overall health, etc). Mechanical valves tend to have a longer lifespan and that is why they are used more often for young people.
1285110 tn?1420150978 I am schedualed for cardioversion on 27th of Jan - I have to wait as the echo showed my upper chambers - atria are filled with pooled blood and I am on warfarin to thin the blood and remove the risk of clots being there. I am wondering if now they have finally slowed down the heart whether the AFib has corrected itself.....is an ECG the only way to be sure?
Avatar f tn Don't know numbers but we are all excellent and rapid healers in our family. Even on Warfarin, when they give mum a blood test it stops bleeding in 1min. Both Mum and i both had problems when we had appendicitis as even after just a week the wound had healed over the stitches and it was like having another operation getting them out (years ago, no soluble stuff then). So, I'm glad we do something right!