Vitamin K

Definition of Vitamin K:

Helps the blood clot when the body is injured.

Topics Related to Vitamin K

Anticoagulant / Blood Thinner

...as a treatment
“...Oral anticoagulants are drugs that act by interfering with the physiological action of vitamin K.  Generally, anticoagulants are used to treat patients with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, and mechanical prosthetic heart valves...”

Bruising Susceptibility

...recommendation Vitamin K
“Low levels of vitamin K are sometimes suspected as a contributing factor to bruising...”
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Chlorophyll

...as a treatment
“...Chlorophyll is known as a "super food" because of the range and quantity of nutrients (vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and essential fatty acids) that it contains, including ... vitamin K...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Coagulopathy may be treated with blood products or vitamin K.  Encephalopathy is treated with the medication lactulose – sometimes antibiotics are used and patients should avoid a diet high in protein...”

Clotting Factors

...related topic
“Substances in the bloodstream, especially vitamin K, that are important in the process of blood clotting...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Coffee, including decaf, contains significant amounts of Vitamin K which is an important factor for blood coagulation...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...due to multifactorial anemia (iron, folate and occasional vitamin B12 deficiency), bone pain and spontaneous fractures from vitamin D and calcium malabsorption, bruising and bleeding related to vitamin K deficiency, gas and bloating due to carbohydrate malabsorption, and edema from albumin and protein loss are typical complaints of those with sprue and other small bowel mucosal diseases...”

Hemorrhoids

...the condition
“...Vitamin K can help stop bleeding hemorrhoids...”

Hepatitis

...recommendation Vitamin K
“Low vitamin K levels may be supplemented with 100 to 500mcg per day.”

Hyperparathyroidism

...the condition
“...A person with primary hyperparathyroidism who also has borderline nutritional status may develop deficiencies in the following substances that are necessary for normal bone formation: Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese.”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

...as a treatment
“...Other major useful functions of friendly bacteria include ... Producing a number of valuable nutrients notably B vitamins and vitamin K...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...Blood clotting requires vitamin K and a protein made by the liver...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...the condition
“...Bleeding disorders such as a deficiency of vitamin K or the use of blood thinners can be contributing factors...”
...recommendation Vitamin K
“Based on its ability to help blood clot normally, vitamin K has been proposed as a treatment for excessive menstrual bleeding and is beneficial for some women...”
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Multiple Myeloma

...recommendation Vitamin K
“...These are proteins induced by vitamin K absence or antagonism.”

Multiple Vitamin Need

...the condition
“...why settle for less with a marginal nutrient status?  Select populations will benefit from specific supplementation as in the following examples ... Premature infants need supplemental iron and vitamin K to maintain health...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...recommendation Vitamin K
“...These are proteins induced by vitamin K absence or antagonism.”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...recommendation Vitamin K
“Not enough vitamin K in the system is a predisposing risk factor for osteoporosis...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“...A diet low in green leafy vegetables can be low in vitamin K.  Vegetarians have on average greater bone mass than meat eaters.”
...recommendation Magnesium
“You can reverse bone loss and regain bone mass with calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K.  Minimum doses should be in the following ranges: calcium (1200mg), magnesium (400-800mg) vitamin D (400 IU – consider supplementing in the winter months in females), and vitamin K (80mcg)...”

Poor Bone Health

...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“...These foods are great sources of bone-building nutrients like calcium and vitamin K.  Eat other foods high in calcium and magnesium such as seeds and nuts, broccoli, brown rice, avocado, and beans.”

Probiotics

...as a treatment
“...Probiotics also make certain vitamins needed by the body including folic acid, vitamin B6, niacin and vitamin K.  Low counts of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, with an increase in less desirable bacteria in the intestines can cause gas, diarrhea, constipation, mucosal irritation and contribute to...”

Stroke

...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Coffee, including decaf, contains significant amounts of Vitamin K which is an important factor for blood coagulation...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...our question about Removal of section of small bowel
“Ileal resection can lead to malabsorption of both divalent cations (such as calcium and magnesium) and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and vitamin K.”

Vitamin K

...as a treatment
“The vitamin K present in plant foods is called phylloquinone; while the form of the vitamin present in animal foods is called menaquinone...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
Vitamin K deficiency exists when chronic failure to eat sufficient amounts of vitamin K results in a tendency for spontaneous bleeding or in prolonged and excessive bleeding with trauma or injury...”
...recommendation Vitamin K
“Adults with vitamin K deficiency are treated with daily oral doses of 10mg phylloquinone for one week...”
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