Vitamin K

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin K helps your body by making proteins for healthy bones and tissues. It also makes proteins for blood clotting. If you don't have enough vitamin K, you may bleed too much.

Newborns have very little vitamin K. They usually get a shot of vitamin K soon after they are born.

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  1. Vitamin K (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin K helps your body by making proteins for healthy ... blood clotting. If you don't have enough vitamin K, you may bleed too much. Newborns have very ...
  2. Facts about Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Bleeding/Specifics ... Bleeding ... Bleeding Disorders/Specifics ... Bleeding Disorders ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Learn important information about Vitamin ...
  3. Babies do not have enough vitamin K atbirth and are, therefore, at risk for having seriousbleeding. Thus, it is very important that all babies get a vitamin K ...
  4. Vitamin K From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements)  
    ... Supplement Fact Sheets > Vitamin K > Vitamin K - Consumer Vitamin K Fact Sheet for Consumers Have a question? Ask ... professional fact sheet on Vitamin K . What is vitamin K and what does it do? Vitamin K is ...
  5. Vitamin K (Harvard School of Public Health)  
    Vitamin K helps to make various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and the building of bones. Learn more about Vitamin K and health.
  6. The VKORC1 gene provides instructions for making a vitamin K epoxide reductase enzyme. The VKORC1 enzyme is made ... Specifically, the VKORC1 enzyme converts one form of vitamin K into a different form of vitamin K that ...
  7. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. ... Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin. Without it, blood would not clot. Some studies suggest that ...
  8. Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) of the newborn is a bleeding disorder in babies. It most often develops ... A lack of vitamin K may cause severe bleeding in newborn babies. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Babies often have ...
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Vitamin K From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Vitamin K/Clinical Trials ... Vitamin K
  10. Like most vitamins, vitamin K may be obtained in the recommended amount with a well-balanced diet. Vitamin K is also made in the body by normal ...
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