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The Ministry of Health is implementing an effective method of preventing neonatal hemorrhagic disease

For these purposes, one billion soums will be allocated in accordance with the state program "Year of a healthy mother and child," the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Council of Ministers of Karakalpakstan and regions.

Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, can occur in the first 24 to 72 hours of life of an infant and is often associated with a lack of vitamin K. As a result of the vitamin K deficit there is a lack of production of coagulation factors in the liver. The disease leads to increased risk of bleeding. Newborns are relatively vitamin K deficient for a variety of reasons. They have low vitamin K stores at birth, vitamin K passes the placenta poorly, the levels of vitamin K in breast milk are low and the gut flora has not yet been developed , vitamin K is normally produced by intestinal bacteria.


However, this condition can be easily alleviated by vitamin K supplement. And according to modern standards of diagnosis and treatment the supplement is given to infants as a preventive measure.


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Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin is stored in small quantities in the liver, it is destroyed in the light and in alkaline solutions. Vitamin K is necessary for normal blood clotting. It also plays an important role in bone formation and repair, allows synthesis of osteocalcin - bone protein, lint, which crystallized calcium. It helps to prevent osteoporosis, is involved in the regulation of redox processes in the body. The vitamin K comes mainly from food, and is normally produced by intestinal bacteria. Vitamin absorption from food, occurs with the participation of bile. According to the biological activity, the synthetic drug retains the properties of natural vitamin K1.

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