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why use vitamin k before surgery

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Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Phytonadione: Phytonadione is another name.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin K: It is part of the process that helps with blood clotting.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Most do not require extra vit k. Vit k may be beneficial for a select group of patients - those with intravenous feedings, those with malabsorption a ... Read More
Dr. Shivinder Deol
46 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Most peope are deficient in most nutrients including k. There is a lot of evidence that suggests that adequate k may help prevent arterial calcificati ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Natto: Green leafy veggies and something called natto which is a fermented product that i hear is popular in japan.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
35 years experience Pediatrics
Jujube: No, green vegetables are a source of vitamin k. Jujube does, however, have alot of vitamin c, and when dried b vitamins (riboflavin and thiamine).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
18 years experience Pediatrics
Bleeding: Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new bab ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Proper clotting: Vitamin k is required for the proper function of our clotting system. Failure to give newborns vitamin K ,makes them at risk of spontaneous hemorrhage ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes...: But a very small amount.

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