A 31-year-old member asked:
what is vitamin k? what does it do in our body?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Neonatology 48 years experience
Helps blood clot: Vit K is necessary in the cascade for clotting. Infants dis not have enough Vit K in the old days and would present with fatal hemorrhaging at 7-8 days-called Hemmorhagic Disease of the Newborn. Fortunately this is rarely seen today. There is tremendous benefit at birth where the recommendation is for an injection of 1 mg right after birth.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if you don't have enough vitamin K in your body?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
You will...: Vitamin k promotes clotting of blood by making more factors that promotes this. Greens and broccoli are rick in vitamin k. But people susceptible to clotting can be adversely affected, especially if on coumadin (warfarin). But for most of us this not a concern.
5006 viewsAnswered Jun 24, 2018
Last updated Nov 30, 2014
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