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What to do if inr is low?

Treatment of Low PT/INR- Treatment of a low INR level with symptoms of a DVT, PE or CVA requires immediate evaluation by a physician. If the patient is asymptomatic and the low level is picked up on a routine lab draw, then the treatment can range from simply monitoring the level if slightly low, increasing the patient’s oral intake of Vitamin K

in diet or increasing the dose of the patient’s anticoagulant.

What do I expect if I have low INR? With a very high INR above about 3.5 to 4, you may suffer with bloody nose, blood in your stools, bruising. With a LOW INR, below about 1.5 to 2.0 if you’re taking blood thinners, you may be more prone to throwing clots which could result in stroke, pumonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks.

What causes an INR level to be low? Common causes of a low INR, or of a blood clot in general, include: Taking too low of a dose of an anticoagulant medication. Missing a dose of anticoagulant medication or cutting back on the dose without doctor approval.

Can certain foods lower INR? Beef and pork liver are high in vitamin K and eating them will lower your INR. Veal and lamb also contain vitamin K. Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, also have vitamin K. Consuming meat products in general will lower your INR. This does not mean you need to give up eating meat completely.

What can cause an increased INR? What increases my risk for an elevated INR? Too much anticoagulant medicine, a type of blood thinner that helps prevent clots Other medicines, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, and some antibiotics, when you also are using anticoagulants Health conditions, such as liver failure or bleeding disorders A sudden decrease of vitamin K in your diet

What do I expect if I have low INR?

What do I expect if I have low INR? With a very high INR above about 3.5 to 4, you may suffer with bloody nose, blood in your stools, bruising. With a LOW INR, below about 1.5 to 2.0 if you’re taking blood thinners, you may be more prone to throwing clots which could result in stroke, pumonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks.

What causes an INR level to be low? Common causes of a low INR, or of a blood clot in general, include: Taking too low of a dose of an anticoagulant medication. Missing a dose of anticoagulant medication or cutting back on the dose without doctor approval.

What are the symptoms of low INR? If any of the following symptoms occur, it could be because your INR is too low: Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT): a blood clot deep within a vein, usually in the legs. Symptoms may include swelling, redness, tenderness and/or warmth in one leg or one area of one leg and generalized leg pain.

What is the treatment for low INR? You may need one of the following treatments: Vitamin K may be given to decrease your INR and bleeding. Blood components may be given during a transfusion to help stop your bleeding. Blood components are the parts of blood that help it to clot. Examples are clotting factors, platelets, and plasma.