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vitamin k deficiency

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 48-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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Because: It has a vital part to play in coagulation of blood as in bleeding.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Too broad: Each one has a different constellations of signs and symptoms.

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