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What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?
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Michael Erickson
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Michael Erickson
Michael Erickson
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
None at all that i know of.

In brief: None
None at all that i know of.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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