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What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?

What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?

Eat Your Spinach: In general, vitamin k is associated with blood clotting. Vitamin k is a "fat loving" vitamin that carboxylates proteins important in the clotting process. Without this action of vit k, clots are unable to form. Drugs such as warfarin prevent vit k from doing its job, therefore patients on this medication tend to bleed a lot. Both the diet and bacteria in our gut provide vit k for use. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

No: It was thought that B12 supplementation would help to reduce elevated homocysteine levels and reduce the risk of arterial and venous clotting that can be associated with too much homocysteine. We now know that isn't the case. B12 should have no effect. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

Low or unrelated: Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is important for normal erythrocyte formation (red blood cell). If b 12 is deficient, one gets pernicious anemia and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) climbs > 100. Gastric bypass, gastric resection surgeries increase the risk of pernicious anemia. But as to increased risk for DVT or deep venous thrombosis ("blood clots") vitamin B12 palys little if any role. ...Read more

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Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?

No: Vitamin k is a coenzyme in the liver that is involved in production of clotting factors ii, vii, ix and x as well as protein c and s. These are all involved in pro-coagulatory processes except for protein c and s. ...Read more

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Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Uncertain: I am unaware of any vitamins that are as potent as meds such as aspirin, Coumadin or plavix. However, there is data showing that supplements such as fish oil, vitamin e, and vitamin c have some blood thinning properties. Regardless, addressing the reason for blood clots in the legs is very important. Dealing with weight, immobility, and inflammation in the blood vessels is crucial for prevention. ...Read more

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Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (low molecular weight heparin). ...Read more

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What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

Your body doesn't: The body does not produce vitamin b. That comes from your diet. Vitamin b is not associated with blood clots. ...Read more