Excess of vitamin K. it is very rare in adults, but can cause flushing, thrombosis and anemia. Let's find out what are the symptoms, causes and nutrition to treat it.
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THEexcess of vitamin K in adults it is very rare. Vitamin K is partly produced by the bacterial flora of the colon, partly ingested through food.
Excess vitamin K can be found in infants, when they are given too high a dose of supplements as soon as they are born, so it can lead to situations of toxicity and manifest the typical symptoms ofjaundice.
An excess of synthetic vitamin K causes, even in adults, anemia, vomiting, thrombosis and collapse of red blood cells; it can also cause hot flashes, sweating, itching, tightness in the chest.
Vitamin K normally taken through food does not cause poisoning or particular symptoms.
The recommended vitamin K ration is 1 µg / kg body weight / day, easily obtained thanks to a varied and balanced diet. Excess of vitamin K. very rare.
It occurs due to assimilation and metabolic problems or due to inadequate and excessive intake through supplements. In newborns, for example, there may be cases of hypervitaminosis, caused by the administration of post-natal vitamin K, done for the purpose of preventing bleeding.
If administered in excess in adults, due to its oxidizing power, vitamin K can cause hemolysis and hyperbilirubinemia.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, it is absorbed in the vessels of the intestine together with the other lipids.
It exists in several forms:
- the K1 present in green leafy vegetables (cabbage, spinach, lettuce),
- the K2 synthesized by the intestinal bacterial flora,
- the K3 of synthetic origin.
If you need to limit the intake of vitamin K from your diet, you should avoid consuming too many potatoes, peas, tomatoes; avoid yoghurt and animal liver, if you consider it a food. In general it is recommended to reduce the consumption of vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip greens, Brussels sprouts.
Among the herbs, nettle is the richest, so avoid supplements that contain it.