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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


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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 has vitamin k?

Does jujube has 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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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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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

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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 882μg (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547μg (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 62.5μg (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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I take 50 mg of metropolis morning and evening along with two diuretics, a friend suggested that I avoid vitamin k. Do I need to avoid any foods?

I am going to make: Several assumptions about your question. First, I assume you are taking diuretics and metopROLOL, a beta blocker. There should be no issues with vitamin K with these drugs. You do have to be careful not to deplete potassium (chemical symbol K!) on the diuretics. Vitamin K rarely needs to be supplemented, but intake (watch green leafies) needs monitoring if you are taking blood thinners/warfarin ...Read more

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I have been told that vitamin K may be administered subcutaneously but should not be administered intravenously in adults. If this is correct then why is this so?

See answer: In order of highest to lowest preference, vit k can be given orally (po), subcutaneously (sq), intramuscular (im), or intravenous (iv). The injectable form of vitamin k can rarely cause severe (sometimes fatal) allergic reactions when given by im or iv. Therefore, vitamin k should only be given im or slowly IV if rapid or immediate correction of over-anticoagulation is required. ...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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Phytonadione (Definition)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Mephyton (Definition)

Mephyton is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more