Natural Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

…. The biggest worry with atrial fib is increased risk of stroke: blood pools in the atria where clots may form and travel to the brain. Aspirin, Coumadin, or other blood thinners are often prescribed to decrease this risk. Fran's Atrial Fibrillation But beware the conventional treatments for atrial…

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Do You Need a Vitamin K Supplement?

…listed as phytonadione or phylloquinone. Vitamin K2, also called menaquinone, comes in two forms: MK-4 and MK-7. The preferred form for anyone taking Coumadin (warfarin) is low-dose K2 (MK-7). I do not recommend synthetic MK-4 for these patients. The usual suggested daily dose of vitamin K2 (MK-7)—the…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…it’s best to talk to your doctor first if you’re taking any medications. (For example, aspirin increases the activity of blood thinners such as Coumadin, and its cardiovascular benefits are negated by ibuprofen.) So, how much should you take? The recommended dosage of aspirin ranges from 81 mg (the…

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