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Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


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Can you please list foods high in vitamin k?

Can you please list foods high in vitamin k?

Natto: Green leafy veggies and something called natto which is a fermented product that I hear is popular in japan. ...Read more

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In which diseases/disorders is it not a good idea to eat foods high in vitamin k?

Only if on coumadin (warfarin): Vitamin k interferes with the actions of coumadin, (warfarin) but that it a big reason I don't like coumadin, (warfarin) as people on it suffer from lack of vit k. It makes more sense to take a steady amount of k-rich foods & adjust Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly. Some say to avoid k if you have g-6-pd deficiency, are on dialysis or have cirrhosis, but foods high in k should be fine; they just should not supplement with it. ...Read more

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I have thrombocytosis. Can I continue to eat foods high in vitamin k? If so, will I be at risk for cva or mi?

I have thrombocytosis. Can I continue to eat foods high in vitamin k? If so, will I be at risk for cva or mi?

Yes: Vitamin k merely keeps your clotting factors normal. This is a whole different division from the platelet department, and in fact interfering with these doesn't protect about the problems that thrombocytosis may cause. Your physician can manage your thrombocythosis -- I'm guessing you have essential thrombocythemia -- often the best treatment is "do nothing." best wishes. ...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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Which autoimmune diseases/disorders, besides antiphospholipid syndrome, are made worse by consumption of foods high in vitamin k?

Which autoimmune diseases/disorders, besides antiphospholipid syndrome, are made worse by consumption of foods high in vitamin k?

Anyone on coumadin (warfarin): Vitamin k does not affect autoimmune diseases per se, but it does interact with coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What foods are high in vitamin k?

What foods are high in vitamin k?

Green Leafy Vegetables: The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin K is by eating food sources. Vitamin K is found in the
Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, and green leaf lettuce
Vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
Fish, liver, meat, eggs, and cereals (contain smaller amounts) ...Read more

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What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

Green leafy foods: Vitamin k is found in many foods, including some grains and fruits, but the major source is green leafy vegetables, with kale, collards, spinach, swiss chard and turnip greens having the highest concentrations. ...Read more

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Can u please advice me which foods contain vitamin K [for bone health], secondly, which foods are high in vit d if I can't take dairy or much fish? Thanku

Can u please advice me which foods contain vitamin K [for bone health], secondly, which foods are high in vit d if I can't take dairy or much fish? Thanku

Vit K from greens &: One can get good amounts of vit k from dark leafy greens, esp. Kale, collards, spinach, beet, dandelion, turnip & mustard greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, scallions, lettuce, spinach, asparagus etc.
Outside of fish it is difficult to get adequate vit d from food- we need about 4000-8000 units/day for optimal levels. This is best from sun mid april- mid oct., in winter months I advise supplements! ...Read more

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Are cactus -nopalaes high in vitamin k?

Are cactus -nopalaes high in vitamin k?

Depends: 100grams of nopales is rated to give you 4.4% of your rda of vitamin k. ...Read more

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Is horseradish high in vitamin k. There are contradictions on the internet?

Depends on part!: The reason for the contradiction is that the root (the part that is usually eaten) is not high in Vit K (only 2 mcg per 100 grams which is over 3 ounces) whereas the leaves contain 123 mcg per 100 grams- but I don't know anyone who eats horseradish leaves.
I advise those on Warfarin to take low doses of Vit K- see http://www. Lef. Org/magazine/2007/6/report_vitamink/Page-01 ...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 you send me a link that shows the amount of Vitamin K in foods that one can buy in a supermarket?

Can you send me a link that shows the amount of Vitamin K in foods that one can buy in a supermarket?

Search online!: There are many links available online to websites that list amount of vitamin K in common foods. Just type your question in most browsers. Or check out http://www. Coumadin. Com/pdf/Foods_With_VitaminK. Pdf, http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/foods-000104000000000000000-1.html & http://ods. Od.nih. Gov/pubs/factsheets/coumadin1.pdf for starters. Best to eat same amount daily if you're taking Warfarin. ...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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I take 50 mg of metropolis morning and evening along with two diuretics, a friend suggested that I avoid vitamin k. Do I need to avoid any foods?

I am going to make: Several assumptions about your question. First, I assume you are taking diuretics and metopROLOL, a beta blocker. There should be no issues with vitamin K with these drugs. You do have to be careful not to deplete potassium (chemical symbol K!) on the diuretics. Vitamin K rarely needs to be supplemented, but intake (watch green leafies) needs monitoring if you are taking blood thinners/warfarin ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume over 1000% RDA of Vitamin K from food daily? (Mostly leafy greens)

Totally safe: There is no known toxicity from high doses of Vitamin K from diet or supplemental K1 or K2, though one can get toxic from a synthetic form called K3.
in research studies doses of 45 mg/ay have been successfully used to treat osteoporosis with no reports of toxicity- that is 500 times the RDA for females!
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-K and http://tinyurl. Com/zk5taub ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods rich in vitamin k, or can you get vitamin K supplements?

Green vegetables: Food rich in vitamin k are green leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, asparagus, etc). You can also find it among grains, eggs and yogurt. Supplements are over the counter and can also be taken if you wish. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K better for your bones than calcium? If so, which foods contain it?

Common sense: Despite "pop" claims, the last big study of vitamin k to prevent osteoporosis / osteomalacia was (as i'd expected) a miserable failure. Calcium supplements, though government-recommended, are less helpful nowadays than just being sure you have enough vitamin d. You'd do well to eat sensibly, stay physically fit, and recognize that internet stuff on "nutritional supplements" is mostly subscience. ...Read more

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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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Is too much vitamin K bad for those with high blood pressure?

Is too much vitamin K bad for those with high blood pressure?

Vitamin K: If you only have high blood pressure, vitamin K is not going to worsen blood flow and may even help. Vitamin K needs to be avoided if you are on blood thinners, since blood thinner help to control clots, that is where the misconception lies. ...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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Being tested for polycythemia vera. Should I stay away from foods rich in vitamin K i?

Being tested for polycythemia vera. Should I stay away from foods rich in vitamin K i?

Eat anything: Eating foods rich in vitamin k should not affect the production of red cells seen polycytemia vera. Vitamin k has more to do the coagulation process. ...Read more

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How long after begin off Coumadin (warfarin) can I start back enjoying vitamin K foods and red wine?

Immediately for K...: The reason to avoid vit k on Coumadin (warfarin) is that it reduces the effectiveness of Coumadin (warfarin) (though I advise people eat consistent levels of food with k & adjust Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly) so you can eat k right away. Alcohol can thin the blood so one should limit to 2 glasses of wine/day while on it. Within 5 days of stopping (sooner if you eat k foods) Coumadin (warfarin) is out of your body so occ. More is ok. ...Read more

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I have blood clot in my left leg so I stopped eating food with vitamin K and now my red blood cell count iron folate (folic acid) b 12 dropped?

I have blood clot in my left leg so I stopped eating food with vitamin K and now my red blood cell count iron folate (folic acid) b 12 dropped?

K doesn't cause clot: While Vit K is needed for blood to clot, avoiding K doesn't reduce the risk of clots! The only reason to avoid is if you're on warfarin as K can interfere with it, but research shows being on some K actually stabilizes the effects of warfarin. The important thing is to have a consistent amount & then adjust warfarin dose. See http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv
Foods rich in K are good sources of iron/folate. ...Read more

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What is vitamin k?

What is vitamin k?

An essential vitamin: Vitamin k is essential for our blood to form clots and stop us from bleeding. It may also be involved in bone health. Vitamin k is in kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. The bacteria in your intestinal tract make some vitamin k also. ...Read more

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Can vitamin K suppress hunger?

Can vitamin K suppress hunger?

Not normaly: Not at the normal dosage. Overdosing on vitamin k or chronically taking more than the rda can cause liver damage and suppress hunger (anorexia). ...Read more

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What are other names for vitamin k?

What are other names for vitamin k?

Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 in turn, consists of a number of related subtypes. Names for Vit K1 are: phylloquinone, phytomenadione or phytonadione. Vit K2 homologues are called menaquinones. Synthetic types of Vit K also exist (K3, K4, K5) ...Read more

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