Vitamin K

Symptoms of Vitamin K Deficiency:

  • Easy bruising and prolonged bleeding from minor cuts or injuries.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Blood in the urine or stool.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding.

Treatment for Vitamin K Deficiency:

  • Dietary changes: 

Increasing intake of foods rich in vitamin K, such as leafy greens (kale, spinach, broccoli), Brussels sprouts, and parsley.

  • Vitamin K supplements: 

Prescribed by a healthcare professional, especially for individuals with severe deficiency or malabsorption issues.

  • Intravenous vitamin K: 

Administered in cases of severe deficiency or when oral intake is not feasible.

  • Monitoring and management of underlying conditions: 

Addressing any underlying conditions that may be causing vitamin K deficiency, such as malabsorption disorders or liver disease.

  • Regular follow-up: 

Monitoring vitamin K levels and adjusting treatment as needed under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

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