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what are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
C, bioflav.,herbs: The most important nutrients for vein health are bioflavonoids ; vitamin c. Vitamin e ; zinc are also important. Several herbs like horsechestnut, butcher's broom ; gotu kola are beneficial. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/varicose-veins-000173.Htm for more info-though this is about varicose veins, these herbs ; nutrients are good for overall vein health ; should be beneficial for phlebitis.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin.

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