Doctors' main course of treatment for blood clots is to put the patient on blood thinners, which make it more difficult for the blood to clot. This allows the blood's natural enzymes to eat away at the clot without forming new ones. Unfortunately, a lot of the foods we eat, especially #vitmaink,
directly impact your body's blood clotting abilities, and therefore interact with blood thinners' effectiveness. Because of this, people taking Coumadin/warfarin are put on a blood monitoring schedule to check the blood's "thinness" and told to eat the exact same amount of vitamin K rich foods every day. This includes, among other things, all leafy greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower (aka all my favorite veggies! 😲)
I just heard back from my doctor today that my blood thinning level was dangerously low for someone with an existing clot and I will need to increase my dose drastically. Apparently I have been having #toomanyveggies!!
Who knew that would ever be a problem in life?? •
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