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Should I Eat Kiwi Fruit If I Take Blood Thinners
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Can you tell me what I should eat while I am taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)? What foods should I avoid?
Warfarin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots: There is no specific warfarin diet. However, certain foods and beverages can make warfarin less effective in preventing blood clots. It's important to pay attention to what you eat while taking warfarin. One nutrient that can lessen warfarin's effectiveness is vitamin K. It's important to be consistent in how much vitamin K you get daily. The adequate intake level of vitamin K for adult men is 120 micrograms (mcg). For adult women, it's 90 mcg. While eating small amounts of foods that are rich in vitamin K shouldn't cause a problem, avoid eating or drinking large amounts of: Kale, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Parsley, Collard greens, Mustard greens, Chard, Green tea. Certain drinks can increase the effect of warfarin, leading to bleeding problems. Avoid or drink only small amounts of these drinks when taking warfarin: Cranberry juice, Alcohol. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet and before starting any over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. If you are unable to eat for several days or have ongoing stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. ...Read more
When is the best time to eat fruit?
Should i eat it alone?
Should i eat it 30min before breakfast?
Can i eat it 2hrs after lunch?
Can i eat it w/ nuts
Big Questions: These are big questions but any answer would just be a guess or a bias. There is no science or medical condition or treatment referenced in your question. So, as a doctor my curiosity is to ask why these questions? Fruit is eaten in nearly every place in the world at any and every time of day and with or without other foods. ...Read more
I got high blood pressure i want to know if i eat healthy like broccoli greens fruits would it bring down my high blood pressure?
I have oral allergy syndrome and am unable to eat raw fruits and veggies. Should they be ok if cooked?
Yes: Yes, you should be able to eat the raw fruits and veggies as long as they are cooked. ...Read more
I am diabetic, I take Metformin at supper time, is it better to take it before I eat dinner or after I eat dinner, with reference how my blood sugars will be 2 hours after I eat when I check my blood sugars. Thanks?
Yes: It depends a little on the specific med you are talking about. Generally, it is not a problem. ...Read more
Can i eat black walnuts while taking synthroid (thyroxine)? I usually wait an hour after taking it to eat anything but I am confused as to whether it's ok to eat
Not for anemia: Bleeding from an ulcer or GI malignancy needs to be excluded. Iron deficiency in a male might indicated some kind of malabsorption . If due to celiac disease wheat and oat bran need to be excluded. Another possibility is poor stomach acid from taking acid blocker medications. Smokers can develop iron deficiency anemia from exposure to cadmium. Find the cause of the iron deficiency. ...Read more
Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine?Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.
Depends on what you: mean by "moderation." Also depends on whether your doctor is aware of your use of alcohol and marijuana. You are likely being treated for bipolar disorder, and there are many with this condition who can be worsened by either/both of these drugs. In small doses (1-2 standard drinks/d) it is not likely to have major effects, but can have drug-interactions and cause problems in higher doses. ...Read more
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