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Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that aids in forming blood clots to arrest excessive bleeding. It also helps in bone metabolism. It is stored in the liver. Vitamin K deficiency leads to a clotting problem. Prothrombin is the clotting factor that our body produces with the aid of vitamin K. There are many types of vitamin K of which K1 is found in green leafy vegetables, and K2 is found in meat, dairy, eggs, and fermented soybeans.

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How to cure the brain hemorrhage in my father?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has a brain hemorrhage. He has multiple blood clots. I am attaching the CT scan reports. Please have a look.  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are not blood clots but areas of bleeding within the brain. He should be treated with hemostatic agents till the resolution of the hemorrhage and edema. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

Do my kids need vitamin K injections if I am G6PD deficient?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently pregnant with twins. I have G6PD deficiency, which I may pass on to my babies. My midwife told me that babies need vitamin K injection at birth. If so, I wanted to know whether my babies need vitamin K at birth and I read that it can be harmful to babies with G6PD deficien...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Vitamin K ingestion at birth is necessary because there are vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors synthesis happen in the liver. If vitamin K is not given, then there will be vitamin K deficiency, which can lead to bleeding. 2. Injectio...  Read Full »

I get bruising easily and it reoccurs once I stop vitamin C and K tablets. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I get bruising easily. My blood reports are fine, and the bruise gets clear with vitamin C and K tablets but occurs again when I stop the medicine. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly mention since how long you have such problem? And mention the duration of the treatment. In such easy bruising case, the causes like liver disease, low platelet count, and coagulation abnormality have to be ruled out. You have investigated for that, and all the ...  Read Full »

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