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Doctor insights on: Does Vitamin K Increase Or Decrease Inr Level

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My INR level went from 3.5 2 weeks ago to 5.7 today.My diet hasn't changed, no vitamin k, i'm not really a drinker (although a week ago glass sangria.

My INR level went from 3.5 2 weeks ago to 5.7 today.My diet hasn't changed, no vitamin k, i'm not really a drinker (although a week ago glass sangria.

It's common: Inr can be very finicky. Diet alcohol and particularly medications like antibiotics can effect it. However at times there is no obvious cause. It probably depends on your liver 's production of vit k. Take advice of your anti coagulation clinic. ...Read more

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Why would a dr not do an thoracentesis when the patient could have had the INR increased via vitamin K and then the procedure could be performed.

Depends : you probably mean decrease INR with vitamin k. So without knowing details at all, I would say that it probably depends upon how urgent it is. Maybe they want the INR to drift down on it's own and then try. You can certainly discuss this more ...Read more

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I'm wondering why would my INR jump from 2.6 to 4.9 in two weeks? I have cut down on my vitamin K as i was taking too much?

I'm wondering why would my INR jump from 2.6 to 4.9 in two weeks? I have cut down on my vitamin K as i was taking too much?

INR: If you had an inr of 2.6 and were coincidently taking vitamin k, then stopping the k and maintaining the dose of warfarin would very likely cause the inr to go that high. ...Read more

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On warfarin Anti coag nurse asked me to go straight to A & E for vitamin k due 2 inr being above 10 A & E did nothing really worried what should I do?

Conventional: recommendations are to do nothing for an INR greater than ten if there is no bleeding. If there is bleeding then Vitamin K is indicated. Holding your VKA (Vitamin K antagonist) and retesting is appropriate. What will be important is to figure out why your INR became so out of control so you can do a better job of staying in therapeutic range in the future. ...Read more

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At what point should IV vitamin K be administered if a pt has a high INR eg at 1.5, 2.1 or 2.2 does it depend on other pathology results platelet count is presently normal but was recently very low?

At what point should IV vitamin K be administered if a pt has a high INR eg at 1.5, 2.1 or 2.2 does it depend on other pathology results platelet count is presently normal but was recently very low?

Vitamin k: Reverses the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) which thins the blood and increases the inr. It is usually administered if the inr is over 7 + or lower if there is active bleeding or you need emergency surgery. If the inr is elevated and you are not on Coumadin (warfarin) then you need a workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Does vitamin k increase cholesterol levels?

Does vitamin k increase cholesterol levels?

No: There's a lot of malicious disinformation out there about vitamin K because it's given to children as an injection, and the anti-immunization / doctor-bashing crowd has started telling each other untruths about it. With your interests, you'd do well to get with an evidence-based holist in our community. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind and are health-conscious. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

Leafy vegetables: Kale provides the most vitamin k with 882?g (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547?g (684% dv) per cup chopped. It is followed by dandelion greens (535% dv per cup chopped), collards, cress, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli raab, radicchio, and finally lettuce with 62.5?g (78% dv) per cup shredded. ...Read more

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My vitamin k level was low at 17. Taking 80mg of vitamin k @day and eating foods with it as well, how long to raise it? Is 17 dangerous level?

My vitamin k level was low at 17. Taking 80mg of vitamin k @day and eating foods with it as well, how long to raise it? Is 17 dangerous level?

Vitamin K helps: with many things but most importantly it helps with clotting factors in your blood. It is an essential nutrient but not indispensable. You can raise it slowly without having to worry that it will affect your daily life adversely or acutely. Continue eating green leafy vegetables and supplements daily. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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