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Best Natural Vasodilators
Sure.: But, for what purpose? Nitrates (for example found in beetroot juice) & folic acid can lower blood pressure at least in part via vasodilation. Niacin has been used to lower lipids and is well-known as a powerful vasodilator, causing intense flushing in many people, and perhaps has an anti-hypertension effect. If we know what you want to do, we can probably answer better. ...Read more
Blood vessels have the capability of increasing or decreasing their diameter. When a blood vessel dilates, it generally leads to lowered blood pressure. Drugs that cause this are termed vasodilators. These can act on arteries or veins. Some classes of vasodilators include nitrates, calcium channel ...Read more
No vasodilator: Vascular headaches result from vasodilation. Medications used to treat migraine headaches constrict blood vessels or block (beta) adrenergic (vasodilating) substances. Alternative medicine approaches include the use of omega 3 fish oil, feverfew, co-enzyme q10 and melatonin. Massage therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and acupressure have also been used. Feverfew has scientific support. ...Read more
My doctor just said I have Raynaud's Phenomenon. Are there any good vasodilators that are natural or that don't have too many side effects?
No: Not to my knowledge. Keep your extremities warm and move your limbs often if you are in the cold. There is no great treatment out there for raynaud's unfortunately ...Read more
Are papaverine and nimodipine the best cerebral vasodilators? I want to ask my neurologist about certain drugs to make sure we explore all options!
Vasospasm: When there is vasospasm of the arteries in the brain, an intraarterial infusion of verapamil or balloon angioplasty of the major vessels can help to overcome the arterial narrowing too. Maintaining high cardiac output, elevated blood volume, and relatively dilute blood concentration (hematocrit 30) can reduce the risk of stroke due to vasospasm. ...Read more
Unknown: The national institutes of health center for complementary and alternative medicine has no listing for burdock. Webmd does but doesn't comment on mechanism. Be aware that some formulations of burdock contain belladonna which is poisonous if overdosed. Unlikely that the mechanism of burdock has ever been systemically studied as no one would pay for it. This is the problem with all otc herbs. ...Read more
Blood vessel relaxer: Blood vessels have the capability of increasing or decreasing their diameter. When a blood vessel dilates, it generally leads to lowered blood pressure. Drugs that cause this are termed vasodilators. These can act on arteries or veins. Some classes of vasodilators include nitrates, calcium channel blockers and alpha-adrenergic blockers. ...Read more
Loaded question: Why is it you have elevated intracranial pressure. Intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor? The cause is imprtant as to potential treatments vasodilars may be inapprpriate as they may increase a headache some diuretics such as mannatol and Diamox (acetazolamide) are used to control intracranial pressure. ...Read more
Caffeine is...: Caffeine has a near-identical chemical structure as theophylline, a well-known bronchodilator. As for the vasculature, caffeine typically vasoconstricts the peripheral vasculature as reflected in increased systolic & diastolic pressure, but not cardiac output or left ventricular contractility. Caffeine also blocks (inhibits) Adenosine in the brain--this is what keeps you awake... ...Read more
Vasodilators: Your question hasn't been answered because it is too open-ended. If there is a specific issue that needs addressed, please ask another question so that we may help you. I would look forward to that opportunity. ...Read more
The medications or exercize have time limited effects.
Medications are used, changed excreted by kidneys or liver.
Exercize is a great vasodilator, but stops with end of exercize ...Read more
They generally don't: In allergic reactions, the blood vessels actually dilate. This is what causes the swelling often seen in allergic reactions. On the other hand, decongestant agents are used to treat allergic reactions; their mechanism of action is to constrict the blood vessel and decrease local swelling. ...Read more
No : No they will not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: I am not sure if you're looking for a medication that would cause either of these. I wouldn't recommend anything like that. But simply heat or cold cause vasodilation and vasoconstriction respectively. Early on, cooling an extremity injury helps with decreasing inflammation. Later (24 to 48 hrs), heating may help in promoting circulation. ...Read more
Natural Vasodilator: Rather, than searching for vasodilation from fruits I would recommend the root vegetable beets. Beets have naturally occurring nitrates which upon encountering enzymes within your mouth and body get converted to Nitric Oxide a vasodilator and an important regulator within the cardiovascular system. Maintaining appropriate levels of Nitric Oxide is extremely important to our overall health. ...Read more
Enlarge vessels: Dilation or enlargemenet of blood vessels.Get a more detailed answer ›