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

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

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 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?

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?

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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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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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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Why is vitamin K given at birth?

Bleeding issues: The human clotting mechanism is a balance of factors and co-factors. It takes about 8 days for the untreated kid to establish a competent system of clotting aided by gut bacteria that help us convert dietary vit k to a usable form. Before then there is a slight but real risk of intracranial hemorrhage or other bleeding brought on by the stresses of childbirth. The shot builds up clotting immediately. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K producted in the colon?

Yes: What a great question! Vitamin K is actually produced from bacterial flora in our large intestine and is an important component of blood clotting. Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! ...Read more

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Does salt water taffy have vitamin k?

No it does not: No it does not have vit k. ...Read more

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In what way does vitamin K effect warfarin?

In what way does vitamin K effect warfarin?

Inhibits warfarin: Vitamin k is important for certain blood clotting factors in the body, and warfarin interferes with the way the body uses vitamin k. If someone ingests a large amount of vitamin k while on warfarin, it interferes with how warfarin works, thus putting the person at an increased risk of developing a clot. Conversely, if you stop all vitamin k, warfarin works too well, increasing bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin K while taking metformin?

Can I take vitamin K while taking metformin?

Yes, you may: As long as you are not on Coumadin or warfarin, vitamin k is fine to take with metformin. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K recommended to give to newborns?

Yes: Vitamin k helps us clot out blood and dietary vitamin k requires the help of gut bacteria to become active and helpful. It is routinely given to newborns as a preventative measure, it helps prevent brain and other hemorrhages that may occur in a limited number of newborns. By several weeks of age, untreated babies have acquired enough gut bacteria to utilize their dietary k for this need. ...Read more

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Can I give a newborn in canada vitamin K orally?

Yes, but not best.: Although a parent can refuse vitamin k by injection (shot) for their newborn, the pediatric and family practice societies of both canada and the United States strongly recommend this approach, since studies have shown that it is the most effective way to protect a baby from hemorrhagic disease. If a shot is refused, then a series of three oral doses, given during the first 8 weeks, is recommended. ...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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What is the other name for vitamin K that is given to newborns?

Vit K: Vitamin K that is given to newborns are usually known by the same name Vitamin K ...Read more

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Why do people that don't ingest enough vitamin K have poor coagulation?

Vitamin K: Because Vitamin K is needed in the process of coagulation to help clot blood. Without enough the process can not occur normally. ...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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Where should I buy vitamin K cream over the counter? What is it useful for?

Where should I buy vitamin K cream over the counter? What is it useful for?

It sounds like: You are buying it just to buy it...Maybe something you read? Vit k is needed for proper clotting and is not a supplement you need unless you have clotting issues and a hematologist has recommended it. Dark leafy greens contain vitamin k and it should be enough for your health. It is best to get our vitamins form foods first. Supplement for specific deficiencies. ...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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Does vitamin K need to be taken with another vitamin to help it's absorbtion into the bloodstream?

Not really.: The major source of vitamin k is in your food: greens, broccoli, etc. No other foods are necessary! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?

Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?

Define natrural: Vitamin k is given to prevent neonatal bleeding in any form of delivery. Those who choose to deliver at home via u-tube video's or lay midwives in some states may not have access to this prescription injection medication. Oral preparations take days to begin working. Use of vitamin k is routine in all hospital based deliveries. ...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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Vitamin k injection at birth? I didn't have it when I was born. Is this routine? Pros/cons of vit k injection?

Other options: The vit k is given because no bacteria in GI tract to make vit k and it prevents bleeding. Liquid vit k2 can be given by mouth instead. Injections may contain preservatives but if preservative free, no toxicity from injection. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why would my INR jump from 2.6 to 4.9 in two weeks? I have cut down on my vitamin K as I was taking too much?

I'm wondering why would my INR jump from 2.6 to 4.9 in two weeks? I have cut down on my vitamin K as I was taking too much?

INR: If you had an inr of 2.6 and were coincidently taking vitamin k, then stopping the k and maintaining the dose of warfarin would very likely cause the inr to go that high. ...Read more

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I understand that the IV administration of Vitamin K can cause anaphylaxis? Could this happen if the IV administration of Vitamin K is only 1 mg?

I understand that the IV administration of Vitamin K can cause anaphylaxis? Could this happen if the IV administration of Vitamin K is only 1 mg?

Yes.: Anaphylaxis occurs rarely, but is possible even with very low dose. If vitamin K can be given orally it should be given orally. (This is a general rule with any medication.) There are few indications to give Vit K IV. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to administer Vitamin K by IV if the vitamin is added to a normal saline solution even if other administration routes are available?

Is it appropriate to administer Vitamin K by IV if the vitamin is added to a normal saline solution even if other administration routes are available?

Vitamin k: Yes vitamin k can be give Iv. Although the preferable route should be intramuscular or oral, it can be give Iv. The risk of death is skittle higher with Iv route ...Read more

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Is it safe to give newborns vitamin k?

Yes: Vitamin k helps the newborn to gain the ability to have normal coagulation. This has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of the newborn. Because its a shot, many parents do not want to give it but the risk of not giving it can be significant. ...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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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 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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