Vitamin K: Indications for the Use
Among the fat-soluble vitamin K refers in small quantities and is stored in the liver. Destroyed by alkaline solutions and light. Vitamin enters the body mainly with food of plant origin (cabbage, green tomatoes, spinach, nettle, oat, rye, hips, etc.) and formes part of the intestinal microflora. Absorbed vitamin involving bile.
Indications for Use of Vitamin K
Prescriptions to the use of vitamin K and its dosage should make the attending physician on the basis of individual indications. The main reasons for supplementation of this vitamin are:
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, increase the risk of internal bleeding.
- Prevention of postoperative bleeding. Vitamin K can be assigned to a physician surgeon after surgery.
- This vitamin can be assigned to reduce menstrual bleeding that is very intensive with strict medical supervision.
- When osteoporosis (reduced density, brittle bones). According to some studies, it was shown that vitamin K promotes the absorption of calcium. It is recommended as the treatment of osteoporosis and prevention of bone fractures, particularly in elderly women.
- Cirrhosis, hepatitis, bleeding in pulmonary tuberculosis.
- Increased angiasthenia.
- Muscle weakness.
Vitamin K Deficiency Symptoms
With balanced nutrition the body receives sufficient vitamin C. However, the amount that is produced by the intestinal bacteria is insufficient. Therefore, during prolonged lack of vitamin K you may experience the following symptoms:
- Long bleeding, poor healing of wounds, poor blood clotting
- Frequent nosebleeds, bleeding gums.
- Bleeding gastrointestinal tract, subcutaneous hemorrhage.
- Painful menstruation.
Vitamin K Overdose
Side effects of an overdose of vitamin K are extremely rare. However, people may experience
- fetal malformations, spontaneous abortions in pregnant women.