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Everything you Need to Know about Vitamin K

Everything you Need to Know about Vitamin K

If your doctor has prescribed you blood thinners, such as Coumadin or Warfarin, then you’ve probably been told to stay away from vitamin K or to monitor your intake of it. Vitamin K is actually a group of compounds made up of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Most commonly found in vegetables and leafy greens, most of us consume vitamin K on a daily basis.  What’s interesting is that vitamin K helps your blood clot naturally, so your cuts and scrapes heal. So for those who take blood thinners, vitamin K can counteract the medication, meaning they essentially working against...

How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis During Holiday Travel

How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis During Holiday Travel

The holiday months are here, which means many of us will travel to celebrate with friends and family. While it’s an exciting time, it’s crucial to remember that travel, specifically air travel, can cause blood clots. Also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), blood clots pose serious risks to travels.  DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. While some clots dissolve on their own, others can break off and travel to the lungs, which causes blockage of arteries in the lungs known as a pulmonary embolism. While this is rare, it is life-threatening, so you should...