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Are there vitamin supplements that can help prevent and improve varicose veins?

Are there vitamin supplements that can help prevent and improve varicose veins?

Yes: There are some studies that show horse chestnut can have a positive effect on venous insufficiency. It apparently works on the lining of the vein called the endothelium. Because of this, it can decrease the amount of fluid that leaks from the veins as well as it is felt that this decreases the inflammation associated with venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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Can vitamin K supplements be taken to improve varicose veins?

Can vitamin K supplements be taken to improve varicose veins?

Not at all: Despite the claims that you will read that state otherwise, vitamin k supplements have no effect on varicose veins whatsoever, as drs. Hansen and zimmett said. If you have varicose veins that you want to do something about, you should see a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

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What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

Manage stress: You ask about vitamins - the primary vitamins that have been cited as necessary to prevent gray hair are b-vitamins - b12, folate (folic acid) and biotin in particular. In my experience, the best gray hair prevention is stress management however. Learn how to not get frazzled. Meditate, do yoga, exercise, get enough sleep. Eat a healthy organic diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Don't go to med school. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements really worth take or do u obtain enough natural vitamins from food? I get the cold a lot and would vitamin tabs prevent it?

Are vitamin supplements really worth take or do u obtain enough natural vitamins from food? I get the cold a lot and would vitamin tabs prevent it?

Food and vitamins: To get sufficient vitamins from diet, a person needs balance and variety: meats, eggs, dairy, fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, juices. And processed refined foods are not vitamin rich. And, many foods are showing less vitamin content because soils are deficient. So, yes, the best carefully selected regular wide variety diet can provide all vitamins, but is a challenge. Add a high quality VIT. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

What can I do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

Varicose Vein Legs: I recommend that you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) for appropriate workup and treatment. The recommendations would depend on a test called a venous reflux ultrasound which will determine the extent and cause of your problem. Treatment recommendation can vary from use of compression stockings to interventional procedures such as laser, vein injections, or surgery. See a vein expert. ...Read more

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Horse Chestnut supplement are there ,any benefits at all to take for overall vascular health?dose recommended? Am being treated for varicose veins.

Horse Chestnut supplement are there ,any benefits at all to take  for overall vascular health?dose recommended? Am being treated for varicose veins.

Horse Chestnut supplement: Supports Healthy Circulation and Fluid Balance in the Legs** The ancient Horse Chestnut tree is native to northern Greece, where its bark, leaves and seeds were believed to have many health benefits. In fact, the seeds of the Horse Chestnut tree contain a biologically active compound called "Aescin," and research has demonstrated that Aescin supports vein health by promoting healthy circulation and fluid balance in the legs.** No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, Sodium Free. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements can I take to improve energy and help depression?

Which vitamins and supplements can I take to improve energy and help depression?

None.: Unless you are deficient, it is unlikely that vitamins and supplements will help you. Occasionally people are low in vitamin d or vitamin b12, which your doctor can check. There is limited evidence about omega 3 fish oils. However, if you are in fact depressed, see your doctor, because you need real treatment-- cbt (cog behav therapy) or possibly medications. ...Read more

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How do you prevent getting varicose veins as you get older?

How do you prevent getting varicose veins as you get older?

Maybe not much: There are several things that can probably help to prevent varicose veins. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use prescription compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, get exercise, put your feet up as much as you can, etc.) varicose veins can develop anyway. Age and heredity increase tendency to get varicose veins. So there may be little you can do. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more