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Doctor insights on: Vitamin K Before Gallstone Surgery

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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What does low white cell count, positive p anca, upset stomach, gallstones, deficiency of D vitamin mean?

What does low white cell count, positive p anca, upset stomach, gallstones, deficiency of D vitamin mean?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease, stones or passing a gallstone can feel like stabbing pain into your back. The severity can be so intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Your doc will get blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. You may have 2nd diagnosis. Risk/benefit analysis is usually in favor of laprascopic cholecystectomy aka gallbladder removal. Be well. ...Read more

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Is there any need to take extra vitamin k?

Is there any need to take extra vitamin k?

Yes: Most peope are deficient in most nutrients including k. There is a lot of evidence that suggests that adequate k may help prevent arterial calcification and atherosclerosis. It is also essential in bone health to prevent osteoporosis. May be cancer protective. ...Read more

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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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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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Does jujube have vitamin k?

Does jujube have vitamin k?

Jujube: No, green vegetables are a source of vitamin k. Jujube does, however, have alot of vitamin c, and when dried b vitamins (riboflavin and thiamine). ...Read more

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What does vitamin K prevent?

What does vitamin K prevent?

Bleeding: Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new babies receive a dose of vitamin k.
Humans get most of their vitamin k from bacteria in their intestines although it also comes from some foods. ...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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Is vitamin K bad for the thyroid?

Is vitamin K bad for the thyroid?

No vit k is not bad: There is no evidence that vit k damages you thyroid if u take vit supplements and hormones you ns, hold not take them at the same time. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency?

What causes vitamin K deficiency?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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Does prune juice contain vitamin k?

Vitamin K: Although dark, leafy greens provide more than 31 times as much vitamin k as prunes or dried plums, their sweet flavor makes prunes a more palatable alternative. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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What's the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

What's the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Bleeding too easily: This is a complex vitamin and has several duties. E.G. It works with vitamin d to help pump calcium into bones rather than into arteries. ...Read more

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What different kinds of bacteria does vitamin K produce in the intestines?

What different kinds of bacteria does vitamin K produce in the intestines?

None: Bacteria are produced by bacteria. Perhaps you are thinking of the beneficial effect that bacteria have on Vitamin K. These gut bacteria help activate vitamin K from an inactive dietary form so your body can use it. ...Read more

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

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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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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What can cause disneiness and temporary blindness happens in the morning vitamin K deficency?

Get check up!: You need to go over what's happening with your doctor. It sounds like you may be having low blood pressure if this happens when you get out of bed. But I'm not sure based on the info in your question. Anytime you have ongoing dizziness, and episodes of blindness (!), you must be seen! ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin. Is loose-leaf Kombucha safe? Does loose tea have more vitamin k than tea bags

Always check with : Your doctor first on how anything you take affects your INR and platelet time. The more Vitamin K activity, the more it will affect this. A teabag is similar to a teaspoon of loose tea leaves. So volume of leaves will determine strength of tea, and how long you seep it, and how concentrated it is. How much you imbibe (total volume.) Google it to find out kombucha specifics & discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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How can vitamin K be an anticoagulant and at the same time vitamin K helps blood to clot (a coagulant)?

How can vitamin K be an anticoagulant and at the same time vitamin K helps blood to clot (a coagulant)?

Clotting vitamin: Vitamin K is used routinely in the newborn as they lack Vitamin K and can be used for Warfarin overdose. Generally Calcium is given with Vitamin D. Ask your doctor. There may be a reason he/she thinks you need Vitamin K. All the best. ...Read more

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Why would a dr not do a 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 a 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 its own and then try. You can certainly discuss this more ...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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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?

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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What can you tell me about vitamin k?

What can you tell me about vitamin k?

Gut production: When the intestines are colonized by bacteria of the correct strains, vitamin K will be produced which participate in production of blood clotting factors; newborns in the first week of life do not have this ability ...Read more

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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