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Flaxseeds And Warfarin
Maybe: There are some reported cases of patients who take Coumadin (warfarin) and fish oil who then have an elevated inr, the level which is checked when you're on Coumadin (warfarin) to ensure that it's working and your doses are correct. The interaction is unclear to pharmacologists, so my advice would be to take both and follow your inr carefully. You'd do that regardless of fish oil anyway! ...Read more
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
Moderate Vit K: Most nuts have a moderate amount of vitamin k in them, so with each handful you're antagonizing the Coumadin (warfarin) effect, that is, lowering your inr. Sunflower seeds have a very low amount of vitamin k, but still, the effect is simply dose-dependent: the more you eat them, the greater the impact. Another thought: ask your md to switch to xarelto or pradaxa... ...Read more
Can be a factor: Flax seed oil makes platelets more slippery and therefore reduce clotting. When combined with Coumadin (warfarin) this can be a factor for increasing bleeding and potentially dangerous. Close followup with your physician to monitor your protimes will help to reduce this risk and allow you to enjoy the benefits of the flax seed oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What supplements should be taken for a vegan diet? Taking 1000 mcg b12, 4 grams omega 3 from hemp oil and ground flax and protein from lugumes. Thx.
Minerals & vitamin D: Vegans are likely to become deficient in vitamin D, calcium, iodine, iron, vitamin A, zinc, and iodine. Even if you supplement, the diet is primarily a moral rather than a health-promoting decision; when you control for the fact that vegans have other healthy habits, the claimed benefits mostly vanish. It's your decision and I'm glad you've asked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does eating leafy greens effect the Coumadin (warfarin) level in a person on coumadin (warfarin)?
Lowers INR: If you eat spinach, turnip greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, parsley or other leafy greens, this may counteract the effect of Coumadin (warfarin) on blood clotting, making your blood thicker and lowering your inr. If you like leafy greens, you should eat a consistent amount each week and titrate your Coumadin (warfarin) dosage based on that. ...Read more
New Warfarin patient. Cook with lots of cayenne spices, jalapenos ,fresh garlic. Wouldn't it be good thing if less mg of Warfarin needed for INR 2-3?
Dosing is individual: The dosing of warfarin is highly individualized and can vary by things like your diet, activity level, genetics, lifestyle and other medications you may be taking. The actual dose you are on should not be considered good nor bad, it's just the dose that your body needs to achieve the target INR. For food we look at vitamin k, items high in K should remain stable in your diet. ...Read more
Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?
Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) with omega 3 fish oil supplements. I heard blood thinners complicates certain natural medicines.
Yes, with care: Using fish oil along with Prinivil (lisinopril) and Aspirin is usually safe. But please tell your doctor you're taking it. Omega-3 supplements can make your platelets less sticky, which is a good thing in many ways. However, in some people fish oil's effects along with other medicines being used can lead to decreased clotting -- or more bruising. That's why i suggest care, until you see how it affects you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cooking no change: Leafy green veggies have lots of good stuff for our bodies. You can continue eating them. Try to eat a consistent amount though. If you vary the amount you eat, your level of vitamin k will jack up and down, which will make your inr yo-yo. So eating a steady amount of leafy greens will help prevent this and you can keep getting the good healthy veggie benefits too, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please elaborate: I'm not sure what you are asking. Both flax seeds and yogurt are safe but I would not go on a diet that was only those as you would be missing dozens of important nutrients. Choose organic yogurt, best unsweetened and with fresh organic berries. But the bet diet is not a crash diet but long-term changes in diet that you can sustain. I like Dr. Fuhrman's diet- see http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caution, check w/ MD: Warfarin (coumadin (warfarin)) is an oral anticoagulant that interferes with Vitamin K associated synthesis of coagulation proteins in the liver. Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and does not have vitamin K to interfere with coumadin (warfarin). However, there are case reports of increased bleeding risk in patients using an anticoagulant if also consumed with chia. ...Read more