Which dietary and activity modification are used in the treatment of protein C deficiency?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Shamudheen Rafiyath, MD; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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There are no special dietary requirements for individuals with protein C deficiency. However, patients on warfarin should consume a steady diet and avoid large day-to-day fluctuations in the amount of vitamin K–containing foods (ie, dark green leafy vegetables) they ingest.

There are no specific restrictions with respect to physical activity that are recommended for individuals with protein C deficiency. All individuals should ambulate regularly during prolonged travel to reduce the risk of VTE. Patients on anticoagulation therapy should avoid contact sports to reduce the risk of trauma and major bleeding.


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