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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more
No: The answer is no. Nothing topical is of any help. There are various surgical and less invasive light based treatments that may provide some help. Overall however, the condition is very common and very challenging to treat successfully....Thus the myriad of "miracle" creams and other "cures" touted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spider veins: The circulatory system is composed of two parts: thick walled arteries which carry red blood under great pressure from the pump, the heart, to the organs, bringing oxygen and nutrients. And thin walled veins, that return blue blood, without a pump, to the heart. Small superficial spider veins may develop but have no real function.They are only of cosmetic importance. Remedies dont help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough : Not enough of an effect in my opinion. ...Read more
Vitamin C and E: Topical antioxidant vitamins c and e have been shown to reduce the inflammation associated with sunburns. However, alone, they are not as effective as sunscreens that contain zinc oxide. Combinations of these antioxidant vitamins with zinc oxide provide synergistic protection. ...Read more
Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?
Sorry: None that I know of, I am sorry. Hope you heal well, take time, and listen closely to your doctors instructions. ...Read more
Niacin: This is the standard over the counter vitamin to help control cholesterol. Be sure to get a controlled release form to avoid the flushing and itching that goes with ordinary niacin. If you have a problem with cholesterol, monitor this with your family physician to prevent other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (low molecular weight heparin). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: As in it depends on the type of damage. For stroke related damage, there are medications(cholesterol, blood pressure, blood thinning) meds that can help prevent future strokes. The supplement data isn't great but there some for vit E. For TBI/concussion related damage, the data for supplements is even worse but there are some reports for benefits from Omega-3's, DHA and vit D. ...Read more
Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?
Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more
Possibly: There are over-the-counter products that one can take to possibly improve prostate health. These are herbal products, most notably saw palmetto. This is usually in combination with other herbs such as pygeum africanum and others. The studies for the most part do not show much improvement in objective parameters when studied in clinical trials although patients do feel better taking these herbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?
Vit C, E, B's: It depends upon how far along in the Alzheimer's process how much prevention can occur. Need to clean up the diet, B-complex, vit C 500mg bid, Vit E 200IU/d as well as antioxidents in general are good ideas-need to see a good integrative Dr. to further evaluate and correct and imbalances-which would be specific to you, check vit D, homocysteine,Vit B12,fasting glucose and insulin to start ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
No but there: Are many creams and ointments please ask your OB to recommend one. ...Read more
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
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