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.

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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...

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...

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...
VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY. It is caused by inadequate intake, malabsorption of fat and use of coumarin anticoagulants. It causes hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, common among breastfed infants. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Bleeding. Vitamin k is a vital component of several clotting proteins, and a deficiency will make your blood thinner. Interestingly, when we place a patient on warfarin, we are creating a kind of vitamin k deficiency, and that is how warfarin works. Read more...