Vitamin K Deficiency: - Does blood start flowing even at the slightest injury? Is there any problem in the body?
The body needs blood to function properly. Blood is always flowing in our body. In such a situation, when there is a scratch or cut anywhere on the skin, it is natural to bleed. But this happens when the person is badly injured. Some people start bleeding even after a minor injury and the bleeding does not stop. It indicates some kind of disturbance in the body. Let us know about this in detail.
Why does blood flow at the slightest injury?
According to experts, this problem is seen when there is a deficiency of Vitamin K in the body. Vitamin K helps blood to clot. Vitamin K helps in making a protein called prothrombin which plays a very important role in blood clotting. It also helps in wound healing. According to experts, if excessive bleeding occurs due to injury and a blood clot does not form, the person may even die. Apart from this, this vitamin also benefits the body in other ways like it keeps the bones and heart healthy. Let us know what the symptoms of Vitamin K deficiency are.
What are the symptoms of Vitamin K deficiency?
- Excessive bleeding with or without injury
- Delay in stopping bleeding from injury
- Slow wound healing
- Frequent bleeding from teeth or gums
- Bleeding even while passing stool
- frequent nose bleeding
- excessive bleeding during menstruation
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