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Doctor insights on: Collagen Tablets Healing Time

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Do collagen tablets decrease healing time after a shoulder operation?

Do collagen tablets decrease healing time after a shoulder operation?

We just don't know: There are no well controlled double blinded crossover studies in humans to prove that collagen supplements work any better than placebo. Knox gelatin powder may work as well for shoulder injury as any supplement being sold online or at your corner health food store. Most hydrolyzed collagen comes from cattle, pig, fish, and hoses byproducts, so watch for food allergies. Vegans beware! ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

8-12 weeks : Most fractures heal over an 8 week period -sooner in younger pts and longer in older pts with underlying bone issues like osteoporosis. Vit d and ca supl may help. ...Read more

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DERMATOLOGISTS: Will taking collagen capsules help with fine lines over time? Ingredients:hydrolyzed marine collagen, elastin polypeptides

I really doubt it.: Protein is digested and absorbed. It's doubtful that a small amount of a particular protein is going to be 'special' compared to a burger. Less collagen, degraded protein loss of subcutaneous fat are aging features that promote crow's feet and specific dietary proteins just aren't going to change any of that. ...Read more

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I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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Do calcium + vitamin D3 pills contribute to help the process of bone fracture healing faster ?

Do calcium + vitamin D3 pills contribute to  help the process of bone fracture healing faster ?

YES: Research confirms that vit d & calcium speed the healing of fractures, here is study that used only 800 iu of d & 1000 mg of calcium that showed benefits: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15386160 choose calcium citrate. I advise 5-8000 iu of vit d, at least 1 mg of vit k2, vit c 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day, magnesium & boron as well. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/nutrition-bone-healing-2991.Html. ...Read more

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Wound healing and smoking. Can we smoke at lease three ciggrate per day while wound healing process.?

Wound healing and smoking. Can we smoke at lease three ciggrate per day while wound healing process.?

Not a good idea: Smoking inhibits wound healing at any rate of daily tobacco use. You should stop smoking not only for that, but for the known and unavoidable risk of lung disease that all smokers acquire. ...Read more

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Can vitamin K cream really help minimize broken blood vessels over time?

Can vitamin K cream really help minimize broken blood vessels over time?

NOT: This is a fallacy and spending money will hel the economy but not your veins! ...Read more

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I use 220 mg zinc sulfate capsule which in containing 50 mg zinc.How long should be the time periods between taking the capsule? I take 3 days once.

I use 220 mg zinc sulfate capsule which in containing 50 mg zinc.How long should be the time periods between taking the capsule? I take 3 days once.

Once a day: 50 mg of zinc a day is about the maximum amount you want to take so i would take it once a day. It will be better absorbed on an empty stomach but if you get stomach upset then take it with some food. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Can I take centrum multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex) at the same time?

Can I take centrum multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex) at the same time?

MVI (multivitamin) + Fe: Taking a multivitamin and iron at the same time is fine. The acidity in vitamin c helps you absorb iron better so that is good to take too. Just be careful you aren't taking anything that interferes with iron absorption at the same time, like calcium, tea, zinc, or acid-blockers like pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or prevacid. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

How long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

Ankle fusion?: Assuming you mean an ankle fusion, about three months for bones to fuse, ~ 6 months for swelling to resolve, strength to return. ...Read more

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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

Probably not: First of all, why are you taking these supplements? If they are high quality, pharmaceutical grade products, they will probably not cause liver damage. My advice is to seek a consultation with a physician who is familiar with vitamins and supplements and come up with a plan to maximize your health. ...Read more

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Is it too late to heal bruises with arnica gel?

Is it too late to heal bruises with arnica gel?

How late?: I'm not sure how old the bruises are? Depending on this, arnica gel may help some. It's also helpful for swelling and soreness. It's very important to investigate the reason for your bruising, though. Were you injured? Bruising can also come from systemic bleeding problems, and arnica may not address those. ...Read more

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Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Wound care products: Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound. Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen. ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins, ginsing tablets and wheat germ oil tablets at the same time?

Can i take multivitamins, ginsing tablets and wheat germ oil tablets at the same time?

Sure.: Typically, there should not be any interaction between the 3 suplements. ...Read more

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Pilodinal sinus after surgerical wound healing time is how many days?

Pilodinal sinus after surgerical wound healing time is how many days?

Highly variable. : There is no specific answer to this question because there are so many variables that can affect healing from one person to another. Wounds in this location can be very challenging as it requires another individual to carefully cleanse and properly dress the wound. In addition it is often affected by pressure from sitting and motion from activity which can inhibit the healing process. ...Read more

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