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What is the definition or description of: Vitamin K overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Vitamin K overdose?

Vitamin K: Vitamin K toxicity is very rare, and a tolerable upper limit for consumption has not been defined. Menadione, a synthetic water-soluble form of vitamin K, can cause hemolytic anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, jaundice, and kernicterus in infants ...Read more

Vitamin K Overdose (Definition)

Vitamin K toxicity is very rare, and a tolerable upper limit for consumption has not been defined.Menadione, a synthetic water-soluble form of vitamin K, can cause hemolytic anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, jaundice, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for vitamin K overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin K overdose?

Vitamin K overdose: There is no toxicity risk from eating vitamin k-rich foods. Vitamin supplements containing vitamin k1 and vitamin k2 are also safe even in high amounts when taken orally. However, vitamin k3, also known as menadione, can be cause cell damage that leads to liver toxicity, hemolytic anemia, and jaundice. There is no good information on treatment of vitamin k overdose. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin-k treatment for overdose of dicumarol?

Is there a vitamin-k treatment for overdose of dicumarol?

Vitamin K-1: Vitamin K-1 (not any other Vitamin K derivatives) is used as an antidote for severe dicumarol overdose or poisoning. Other treatments, like IV fluids, would also be necessary in that case. ...Read more

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Can a person overdose on vitamin K when eating spinach?

Can a person overdose on vitamin K when eating spinach?

No: Vitamin k is a fat-soluble vitamin used by the body to help with blood clotting. Spinach is rich in vitamin k, with a cup of raw spinach containing about 145 micrograms (0.145 mg). Daily doses of vitamin k as high as 135 mg (equivalent to 930 cups of raw spinach!) have not been shown to affect clotting. ...Read more

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Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

No.: Stopping vitamin d is the main antidote. If symptoms occur because of high calcium levels in the blood a variety of treatments could reduce the levels. ...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 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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What is vitamin k? What does it do in our body?

What is vitamin k? What does it do in our body?

Helps blood clot: Vit K is necessary in the cascade for clotting. Infants dis not have enough Vit K in the old days and would present with fatal hemorrhaging at 7-8 days-called Hemmorhagic Disease of the Newborn. Fortunately this is rarely seen today. There is tremendous benefit at birth where the recommendation is for an injection of 1 mg right after birth. ...Read more

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In what chief capacity does vitamin K function?

In what chief capacity does vitamin K function?

Improves clotting: A long time ago before we gave injections at birth of vit k, infants would have episodes of bleeding called hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. There were many fatalities. Since vit k is not present in sufficient quantities in breast & bottled milk, it is given to all infants at birth to improve clotting factors to prevent hemorrhaging. ...Read more

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Is it reckless to administer Vitamin K by IV if it can be given s/c or IM? Why?

Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore, the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option. ...Read more

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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?

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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Why do infants need vitamin k?

Why do infants need vitamin k?

Proper clotting: Vitamin k is required for the proper function of our clotting system. Failure to give newborns vitamin K,makes them at risk of spontaneous hemorrhage. The most worrisome would be into the brain (birth trauma) or with any surgical procedure. A single IM dose can protect baby until their body can generate the needed K from their diet. Gut germs convert the dietary K to an active form. ...Read more

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Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in it, though. If you're on Coumadin (warfarin) or another blood thinning medication, your doctor will want to keep your bleeding time stable. ...Read more

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Vitamin k is good for dark circles?

Vitamin k is good for dark circles?

Slightly effective: Vitamin k is slightly effective in improving under-eye circles. The effectiveness of vitamin k can be enhanced by adding vitamin a (retinol). It is also helpful in reducing the intensity and duration of bruises and helps to speed up swelling and skin healing post surgery. Vitamin k can also be used to topically treat rosacea. ...Read more

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Know the best vitamin K cream to use?

Know the best vitamin K cream to use?

None.: Vitamin k is necessary for normal blood clotting; it is given orally or as an injection. I have never seen a vitamin k cream on the market, nor would one be of medical benefit. ...Read more

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Fenugreek sprouts — how muck vitamin K?

Fenugreek sprouts — how muck vitamin K?

Like Spinach: I don't know the exact quantities of vitamin k in fenugreek sprouts, but the leaves are said to be as rich in vitamin k as spinach. http://readanddigest.com/fenugreek-methi-nutrition-facts-health-benefits/. ...Read more

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Why do they give extra vitamin K to babies?

Why do they give extra vitamin K to babies?

Prevent bleeding: An injection of vitamin k is given to newborns shortly after birth to prevent "'vitamin k deficiency bleeding". This serious bleeding condition would occur in 0.3-1.7/100 babies without the vitamin k shot. Newborns do not have much vitamin k when they are born because it does not pass easily through the placenta and newborn livers are not able to store it well. ...Read more

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Does vitamin k increase cholesterol levels?

Does vitamin k increase cholesterol levels?

No: There's a lot of malicious disinformation out there about vitamin K because it's given to children as an injection, and the anti-immunization / doctor-bashing crowd has started telling each other untruths about it. With your interests, you'd do well to get with an evidence-based holist in our community. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind and are health-conscious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does cooked spinach have a lot of vitamin K in it?

Vitamin K& spinach: Raw spinach has 181% of rda of vitamin k and soem of it may be lost in cooking process. It is best to eat it raw in salads and it tastes better that way as well. ...Read more

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I have broken capillaries: can vitamin K cream work?

I have broken capillaries: can vitamin K cream work?

Broken capillaries: Vitamin K cream is of questionable worth ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes vitamin K to coagulate blood?

Could you tell me how long it takes vitamin K to coagulate blood?

No known time: Vitamin k is important in the body for the formation of coagulation factors which will ultimately aid in the coagulation process. It's administration will help bleeding to stop if the person is deficient (and timing differs depending on the wound location, depth, etc) but this not always the case, as some bleedings are caused by other reasons. ...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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What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

Leafy vegetables: Kale provides the most vitamin k with 882?g (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547?g (684% dv) per cup chopped. It is followed by dandelion greens (535% dv per cup chopped), collards, cress, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli raab, radicchio, and finally lettuce with 62.5?g (78% dv) per cup shredded. ...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?

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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