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If your normal platelet count is at the high end of normal, could eating many veggies rich in vitamin K cause platelets to raise to 450, 000 -500, 000?

If your normal platelet count is at the high end of normal, could eating many veggies rich in vitamin K cause platelets to raise to 450, 000 -500, 000?

Veggies raising plat: Very unlikely that your platelets are increased due to eating vegetables. Platelets are also acute phase reactants. Meaning they may be transient high due to a minor infection or inflammation. Repeat platelet count after 3-4 weeks. If high may need further workup for thrombocytosis. ...Read more

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I consistently have elevated platelets. Can I keep eating vegetables high in vitamin K such as spinach, kale, etc.?

I consistently have elevated platelets. Can I keep eating vegetables high in vitamin K such as spinach, kale, etc.?

Hematologist: Please see a blood doctor (hematologist) to look at your platelets. Often it is from stress or weight gain, but be sure. Platelets do not usually get effected by iron (kale, spinach) etc- that is anemia. ...Read more

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Can vitamin K depletion cause low platelets?

Can vitamin K depletion cause low platelets?

No: Low vitamin k can cause your body to have a difficult time making factors that are important for blood coagulation (factors 2, 7, 9, 10) and can lead to increased bleeding. Platelet numbers, however, should not be affected. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin K ever used to treat a PLT (platelet) count that is lower than 10?

Is Vitamin K ever used to treat a PLT (platelet) count that is lower than 10?

Clotting factor: Vitamin K specifically helps you improve clotting as a direct cofactor in the coagulation pathway, but does not directly influence platelet production or decrease platelet destruction. Low levels of Vitamin B-12 have been noted as a symptom of low platelet counts, so B-12 supplementation has been recommended, as well as vitamin C and D to improve overall health and improve platelet synthesis ...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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My husband has non hodgkins lymphoma can he take vitamin K to boost his platlet count? His platlet count is 17.

My husband has non hodgkins lymphoma can he take vitamin K to boost his platlet count? His platlet count is 17.

Won't help: Vitamin k will not help boost platelet counts. Since some cancer patients require anticoagulation because of previous clotting problems, taking vit k could interfere with certain medicines used to treat this and thus should be avoided. If your husband really wants to start vit k, please have him check with his oncologist before beginning to make sure it is safe. ...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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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.

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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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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Excess vitamin K and k2 intake in people NOT on anticoagulant increase the risk. Of VTE? Are there any studies on this? Thanks!

Excess vitamin K and k2 intake in people NOT on anticoagulant increase the risk. Of VTE? Are there any studies on this? Thanks!

No toxicity: The K vitamins are water soluble and are safe at any dose. There is a synthetic form (K3) that can cause liver damage at excessive doses. Go here to learn more http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-K ...Read more

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Mom has a Coumadin (warfarin) level of 8. Went ER she had a shot of vitamin k. When will she get into the safe zone? Can iron pills make her levels increase?

That's pretty high: Clearly her inr of 8 is pretty high. Vitamin k takes a few days to work but that would be the best way to treat unless she's having active bleeding. It should start to come down, but you'll need to follow pretty closely over the next few days. Iron would only serve to increase hemoglobin but that would also take a few days. ...Read more

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Can taking any of the following lengthen bones and increase the height of an adult female: zinc, calcium magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin k, vitamin b?

Can taking any of the following lengthen bones and increase the height of an adult female: zinc, calcium magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin k, vitamin b?

No: Hi. At 30 years old, you're long done gaining height. Nothing you can do to add height after your long bone growth plates fuse in your teens. If you have a healthy diet, of the vitamins and mineral you list, the only ones you're at risk for not getting enough of are calcium and vitamin D, so assure you're getting enough of them. But no supplement of any kind will lengthen bones in you. ...Read more

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Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

Yes: A vitamin k shot at birth is the only truly proven way to prevent hemorrhagic disease - a severe bleeding disorder - in the newborn period. While some european countries use oral vitamin k, studies have not conclusively shown this therapy is equivalent. Long-term safety appears to be excellent. ...Read more

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I take blood thinners should I stay away from foods high in vitamin k?

I take blood thinners should I stay away from foods high in vitamin k?

Coumadin (warfarin): If you are taking Coumadin (warfarin) then you are right. If you take such good then have your INR checked and then take those foods on a consistent basis. So either take them and continue to or never consume them. Have to pick one of two and get your INR checked. ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies I can eat?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies I can eat?

Be constant: There are diff ways to manage vegetables with coumadin (warfarin). I prefer this way: it is safe to eat any green veges, but must eat about the same amount every day. Your dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is adjusted to your diet. This way is safer and gives better results. ...Read more

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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.

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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Is it reckless to administer Vitamin K by IV if it can be given s/c or IM? Why?

Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option. ...Read more

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