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Commented on My Name is Veronica, Co-Founder of INR Tracker, and I have a blood clotting disorder. Ask me anything. over 5 years ago
Hi Alice. Kale, spinach, broccoli. ...most dark green leafy veggies, I think parsley has the highest amounts of vitamin k. Also fat from grass fed beef fat including some cheeses made from the milk of those cows. I hope you are ok now.
Tammie, I keep calm by being thankful that warfarin (Coumadin) can help me avoid blood clots, while living a fairly normal life. Warfarin works by interfering with vitamin K's ability to cause blood to form clots. It can take a couple of days for warfarin to start working or to stop working. A good thing about warfarin is that seriously high levels can be reversed by the administration of vitamin k. And low levels can be treated with drugs, such as Lovenox. I have been on warfarin for 30 years with no clots. With a little research and time, you will be an expert. Follow your health care provider's advice regarding INR ranges and warfarin doses and testing frequency. Vitamin k is essential, so I try to eat about the same amount of foods, high in vitamin k, everyday. Some medications including antibiotics can affect INR, tell your doctors, including dentist, when they are providing prescription, that you are taking warfarin. To help with your confusion, to check levels of blood's clotting ability, a pro-time (PT) test is taken on the blood. The test results are converted to INR so that tests can be compared too each other. Most patients are assigned a therapeutic INR range of either 2.0 to 3.0 or 2.5 to 3.5 based on the reason for need to be protected from blood clots. I hope I provided some comfort for you.
Hi gunfire, I would think eating those vit. K heavy greens would cause your INR to go down.
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