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Doctor insights on: Vitamin K Deficiency

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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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Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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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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Whats the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Whats 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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Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at risk for having a heart attack?

Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at risk for having a heart attack?

Possibly: The more we learn about vitamins, the more we become aware that they all work together as an incredible team. Vitamin k is manufactured in the intestine by bacteria that are a normal part of a healthy bowel. So why does this person have this deficiency? ...Read more

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Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at a lower risk for having a heart attack because he clots poorly?

Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at a lower risk for having a heart attack because he clots poorly?

Almost . . .: I can see the logic in that question, since we often prescribe mild blood-thinners (e.g., aspirin) to prevent coronary clots. However, someone with a pronounced enough vit. K deficiency to prevent coagulation may begin spontaneously hemorrhaging elsewhere (particularly in the GI tract or the brain); and if the hemodynamic state in the body is disrupted, the heart may still become ischemic. ...Read more

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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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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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Whats 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 causes vitamin K deficiency in a baby?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in a baby?

Diet/ gut germs: Vitamins are something we need we can't make ourselves & for vitamin k there is a special step. Intestinal bacteria help convert ingested k precursors to the active form we need. Since newborns have no gut germs at the start, it takes a while to start the process. That is why babies get a v k shot at birth to bridge the ~ 8 days it takes for the process to kick in. ...Read more

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Why is blood clotting abnormal with vitamin K deficiency?

Why is blood clotting abnormal with vitamin K deficiency?

Clotting factors: Vitamin k is used to create several factors in the clotting cascade (the system that ends in a blood clot). If vitamin k isn't there, then those factors are deficient, and blood won't clot as well. This is why newborns get a vit k shot, to avoid something called "hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.". ...Read more

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Does vitamin K deficiency cause nose bleed?

Does vitamin K deficiency cause nose bleed?

It can: Nose bleeds are usually from capillary breaks in the septum (between nostrils). Oddly enough, perhaps the commonest cause is too many "empty calories" in the form of "junk". I know it sounds odd but even capillaries require normal energy metabolism. ...Read more

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Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at risk for having a heart attack?

Possibly: The more we learn about vitamins, the more we become aware that they all work together as an incredible team. Vitamin k is manufactured in the intestine by bacteria that are a normal part of a healthy bowel. So why does this person have this deficiency? ...Read more

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Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at a lower risk for having a heart attack because he clots poorly?

Almost . . .: I can see the logic in that question, since we often prescribe mild blood-thinners (e.g., aspirin) to prevent coronary clots. However, someone with a pronounced enough vit. K deficiency to prevent coagulation may begin spontaneously hemorrhaging elsewhere (particularly in the GI tract or the brain); and if the hemodynamic state in the body is disrupted, the heart may still become ischemic. ...Read more

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Why does vitamin K deficiency cause nose bleeds?

Why does vitamin K deficiency cause nose bleeds?

Because: It has a vital part to play in coagulation of blood as in bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of vitamin a, d, e, or k deficiency?

What are the signs or symptoms of vitamin a, d, e, or k deficiency?

DEAK vitamins: I agree with dr. Garvey, much too broad. These are the fat soluble vitamins so that issues with the absorption of fat may also involve these vitamins too. ...Read more

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Has it been looked into if an abundance of vitamin K in the blood causes autism? I know the study was of a deficiency of the vitamin. Thank you.

Has it been looked into if an abundance of vitamin K in the blood causes autism? I know the study was of a deficiency of the vitamin.  Thank you.

How to say this...: I'm glad you asked the question here. In 2006, someone in the not-so-mainstream world of unproven " biomedical" cures for autism, like treating yeast , thought that giving vit k would be curative. Later, someone decided that vitamin k shots given to newborns since i-don't- know-when were a cause of autism , claiming they were dissolved in a base..Or an acid..Or both.. See www.Quackwatch.Com. ...Read more

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Can a deficiency in vitamin K lead to parasites or candidiasis, or is it vice versa?

Can a deficiency in vitamin K lead to parasites or candidiasis, or is it vice versa?

Vitamin K: Vitamin k deficiency does not lead to parasites or candida. Candida does not lead to vitamin k deficiency. Although parasites have been associated with vitamin deficiencies (for example, the tape worm and vitamin b12), i could find no association with parasites and vitamin k. ...Read more

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Can taking alot of antibiotics permanently alter body's ability to make vitamin k and biotin in the gut, thus causing deficiency? Or can body recover?

Can taking alot of antibiotics permanently alter body's ability to make vitamin k and biotin in the gut, thus causing deficiency? Or can body recover?

Can recover: Body can recover from the alteration in intestinal flora caused by antibiotic treatment. In any case these two vitamins are easy to replace in case of temporary deficiency. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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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