VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY
Vitamin k deficiency is very rare because it is present in most of the vegetables in greater quantity and also produced in our intestine by a bacteria.
Vitamin k is a collection of compounds. The most crucial of these compounds seems to be vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is received from leafy greens and a few other veggies. Vitamin K2 is a set of compounds to a significant part acquired from meats, cheeses, and eggs, and synthesized through bacteria.
Deficiency of vitamin k may lead to excessive calcium deposition in soft tissues(such as cartilage). And other calcium-related problems are common in vitamin k deficiency (such as hardening of arteries). Others are cystic fibrosis, malabsorption, biliary obstruction, and resection of the small intestine.
Vitamin k deficiency can lead to nose bleeding, gum bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, easy bruising, and also its deficiency include bleeding in the digestive tract and blood in urine.
Due to vitamin k deficiency, uncontrollable bleeding occurs on surgical site.
Deficiency of vitamin k can cause reduction of prothrombin content in blood, prolonged blood clotting, hemorrhaging, anemia, and also vitamin k deficiency may lead to Alzheimer disease.
DEFICIENCY IN INFANTS:
Research show that newborn babies are born with a deficiency of vitamin k. Its deficiency can lead to diseases, i.e., hemorrhage disease known as HDN that’s why vitamin k is also known as an Antihemorrhagic compound.
Vitamin k deficiency can cause bleeding in the skull, undeveloped facial features, i.e., nose, ear, etc., and also can cause malformed fingers.