blood clotting


Foods with high vitamin K content

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two forms — K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). Vitamin K1, the most common form, is mainly found in plant foods, especially dark leafy greens. K2, on the other hand, is only found in animal foods and fermented plant foods, such as natto.

Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)

TTP is a rare, life-threatening blood disorder. In TTP, blood clots form in small blood vessels throughout your body. The clots can limit or block the flow of blood to your organs, such as your brain, kidneys, and heart. This can prevent your organs from working properly and can damage your organs.

Hemophilia: Bleeding disorder

What Are Bleeding Disorders?

Bleeding disorders are rare disorders affecting the way the body controls blood clotting. If your blood does not clot normally, you may experience problems with bleeding too much after an injury or surgery. This health topic will focus on bleeding disorders that are caused by problems with clotting factors, including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

Blood, plasma and functions

What Are Blood Clotting Disorders?

Blood clotting disorders are problems in the body’s ability to control how the blood clots. Normally, blood clots form during an injury to prevent bleeding. If you have a clotting disorder, your blood may not clot enough, which can lead to too much bleeding, or your blood may form clots even without an injury. Blood clotting disorders are sometimes called coagulation disorders or thrombophilias.