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Fox  Kennie Hendrix wrote almost 2 years ago

im new on here. i have fator v liden. i been on warfarin from 2007, and and my INR is all was up or down. dose any one know how much vim.K i should get in a day though food. i just got out of the hosptal from a blood clot in my leg. now my vain dr. wont my heart dr. to keep my INR2.5to 3.5

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Wolf  Pavan - - posted almost 2 years ago

Hey Kennie thanks for posting. I'm so sorry for your recent DVT. The co-founder of inrtracker has factor v leiden too. You can read about her story on this post: http://inrtracker.com/discuss/my-name-is-veronica-co-founder-of-inr-tracker-and-i-have-a-blood-clott

VITAMIN K AND WARFARIN
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The USDA recommends 90 mcg (micro grams) of vitamin k daily for adults. Doctors will want you to take the same amount of vitamin k daily because your warfarin dosage basically works against the vitamin k in your body. And if you take a different amount of vitamin k, then your Warfarin dosage will be off and that's why your INR will be out of a target range of 2.5 to 3.5. However, there's a way of making this easier for you in the next paragraph I'm writing.

VITAMIN K AND WARFARIN - THE BETTER WAY
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Some people on Warfarin take a small dosage of vitamin k daily (50 mcg to 100 mcg). This way any extra vitamin k they get will be a minor change in comparison to their vitamin k supplement. So you take the supplement, and then be careful not to eat anything that has a lot of vitamin k (kale, collards, spinach, chard), but other than that, you don't worry about vitamin k for the most part. You can quickly learn about what foods have how much vitamin k here: http://inrtracker.com/nutrients and here: http://inrtracker.com/articles/quizzes/vitamin-k-quiz-1-easy

The amount of vitamin k in your supplement you would be taking should be discussed with your doctor. It depends on the amount of warfarin you're taking, your target INR range, your height, weight, etc.

Your doctor would make sure your warfarin dosage reflects this daily vitamin k supplement regiment you would be undergoing.

Definitely talk to your doctor about this. Both the Blood Clot Recovery Network (http://inrtracker.com/profile/blood-clot-recovery-network) and the APS Foundation of America (http://inrtracker.com/profile/aps-foundation-of-america) recommend this. You can read what they wrote in their profiles.

VITAMIN K IS IMPORTANT!
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Now it might seem like vitamin k is bad, but it's important for transporting calcium throughout the body, reducing bone loss, decreasing the risk of bone fractures as well as assisting your body in its ability to naturally clot during bleeding episodes. So you definitely need vitamin k in your diet. Don't let anyone (including health care professionals) tell you otherwise! People who don't get enough of it - develop osteoporosis later in life.

WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CIRCULATION
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Quick things you can do to improve your circulation: wear compression socks, keep your legs elevated, and if you're sitting down or traveling - make sure you move your legs around every 5 minutes or so to keep your circulation up.

MORE INFO ON AN INR OF 6.4
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You can learn a lot about an inr of 6.4 here:

http://inrtracker.com/inr-levels/inr-6.4

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Fox  Kennie Hendrix - (5) - posted almost 2 years ago

Thank you so much for the Inf. and God bless you

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Wolf  Pavan - - posted almost 2 years ago

you're welcome Kennie!

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