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Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are a common ailment I see in women that most often results in a visit to their doctor or other health care practitioner. UTI’s often occur in pregnant women who may be experiencing them for the first time and might think the symptoms are related to their pregnancy.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Clotting cascade pathways

Beyond its primary role in coagulation, vitamin K has other important roles, in particular bone metabolism. Currently, dietary recommendations for vitamin K do not consider its secondary roles in the body and as such subclinical deficiencies such as bone loss exist in otherwise healthy individuals. This level of vitamin K deficiency can remain undetected because individuals will not necessarily present with excessive bleeding, the most acknowledged symptom of vitamin K deficiency.

Vitamin K: Essential for bone health

Vitamin K: Essential for bone health

Carboxylation of proteins

While it has built a strong reputation for its role in blood coagulation, research is showing that vitamin K also plays a critical role in bone health. But the importance of this secondary role is somewhat overshadowed by its primary function to which many associate vitamin K with and nothing else