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9/9/20 12:27 P

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I have been just trying to avoid the high k foods. Because I am not eating many veggies I use a multi Vit...oops, 30 mcg! Today I'll track what I eat adding the k when I can find it listed somewhere.

Your info is very helpful and the sites you shared are great. Take care.


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9/9/20 11:40 A

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Hi,

Actually, I could never get a straight answer from anyone on any particular amount of Vit K he should have. I think the 90g is just a general recommendation for all adults. Like your doc told you, they mainly said he should keep his Vit K intake the same all the time if possible. The way they explained it is that even if that meant his Vit K was high, it was more important to be consistent because then they could prescribe the correct level of Warfarin that would keep his INR in range. He was not going to go for eating the same thing all the time so I went with the approach of avoiding all foods that are high in Vit K. It took a few weeks; but we did manage to get it in good shape. You might want to check with your doc again to make sure he/she thinks that is a reasonable approach for you.

Another 'food' to watch out for are protein drinks (things like Ensure) if you happen to use those as they can have a lot of Vit K in them and it may not be on the label. If there is something you really want and are not sure of the Vit K, I recommend writing to the manufacturer. I did that for a couple items and they were very helpful.

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9/9/20 11:13 A

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Spark Merle thanks so much for all your information. I will go to the web pages you shared. I have been on blood thinners for quite awhile but have always struggled with consistency in my foods. My doc told me to just eat the same thing all week. Ughh I see most sites recommend 90 gr of K a day. Is that the amount you track with your hub?


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9/9/20 11:07 A

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Here is one more list regarding Vitamin K in foods that you might find useful:

myafibexperience.org/media/38922/71a6b53f3
a04feb171843072d98557b7-vp_warfarin-ca
rd_030316.pdf


All the lists are pretty similar; but, you may find some foods listed in one that are not in another so looking at all 3 of the links I provided might help you get a more complete picture.

Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 9/9/2020 (11:08)
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9/9/20 11:03 A

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Hi,

We do not track Vitamin K in our Nutrition Tracker because it is not required to be reported on food labels. So it might be in a lot of the products you're eating, but because it's not reported, the data you'd get in your tracker wouldn't be accurate. Potassium is NOT the same thing, K is just the symbol for Potassium so that can be confusing.

If you have not already talked with your doctor or a registered dietitian, I strongly recommend you contact them for help with this.

My husband also had trouble with his INR for a while. Here are a couple sources of Vit K info that helped me plan his meals. I manually tracked his Vit K each day.

health.clevelandclinic.org/vitamin-k-can-d
angerous-take-warfarin/


www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/abo1632#
:~:text=Coumadin%20is%20the%20common%2
0brand,your%20blood%20clot%20more%20slowly.


I hope this helps. Best wishes with regulating your INR.

Spark_Merle

Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 9/9/2020 (11:04)
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9/9/20 10:48 A

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Is there somewhere in my tracking that I can get Vit k amounts when I track my foods? I found potassium K, is that the right nutrient for taking Warfarin? I struggle with keeping my INR in range. I would appreciate your comments.

Edited by: FRAN641 at: 9/9/2020 (10:53)

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