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cause of vitamin k deficiency

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiot ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY: It is caused by inadequate intake, malabsorption of fat and use of coumarin anticoagulants. It causes hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, common among ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibioti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Diet/ gut germs: Vitamins are something we need we can't make ourselves & for vitamin k there is a special step. Intestinal bacteria help convert ingested k precursor ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
It can: Nose bleeds are usually from capillary breaks in the septum (between nostrils). Oddly enough, perhaps the commonest cause is too many "empty calories" ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Because: It has a vital part to play in coagulation of blood as in bleeding.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Bleeding too easily: This is a complex vitamin and has several duties. E.G. It works with vitamin d to help pump calcium into bones rather than into arteries.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Clotting factors: Vitamin k is used to create several factors in the clotting cascade (the system that ends in a blood clot). If vitamin k isn't there, then those facto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: The more we learn about vitamins, the more we become aware that they all work together as an incredible team. Vitamin k is manufactured in the intesti ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Almost . . .: I can see the logic in that question, since we often prescribe mild blood-thinners (e.g., aspirin) to prevent coronary clots. However, someone with a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
How to say this...: I'm glad you asked the question here. In 2006, someone in the not-so-mainstream world of unproven " biomedical" cures for autism, like treating yeast ... Read More
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