|What if I'm wicked low hardcore?
A deficiency of this vitamin in newborn babies results in hemorrhagic disease, as well as postoperative bleeding and hematuria while muscle hematomas and inter-cranial hemorrhages have been reported.|
A shortage of this vitamin may manifest itself in nosebleeds and internal hemorrhaging in somebody like you or Johnna as well. Not so much me. I can hack it.
Vitamin K deficiency is very rare and occurs when there is an inability to absorb the vitamin from the intestinal tract. Vitamin K deficiency can also occur after prolonged treatment with oral antibiotics.
Individuals with vitamin K deficiency usually have an increased propensity to bruising and bleeding.
These little items here may actually cause the deficiency...
· Biliary fistula
· Chronic pancreatitis
· Chronic diarrhea
· Fat malabsorption
· Intestinal bypass
· Liver disease
· Obstructive jaundice
· Prolonged sulfa and antibiotic drug therapy