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Do vitamins help wounds heal?

Do vitamins help wounds heal?

Also zinc...: Zinc has also been shown to help with wound healing - especially in older populations whose intake of the mineral is inadequate. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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What vitamins are good to help heal faster?

What vitamins are good to help heal faster?

None unless you have: Unless you are having a vitamin deficiency, then adding extra vitamins makes your urine very valuable. Most vitamins are water soluble, taking extra only makes them end up in the toilet. Taking extra fat soluble vitamins when you don't need them could make you sick. Ask your family doctor if you are having any deficiency. Most people in the usa are low on vitamin d. Correcting that might help. ...Read more

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Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vit c wounds: There are no studies of value that show that high doses of vitamin c are effective in wound healing compared to a usual daily intake of the vitamin through natural food sources. ...Read more

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What are some Vitamins and/or Minerals to help heal gastritis?

What are some Vitamins and/or Minerals to help heal gastritis?

What kind do U have?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." The term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more

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After an abortion , what kind of vitamins should I take to heal my body fast.

After an abortion , what kind of vitamins should I take to heal my body fast.

Never fast: healing is a slow with in 6-8 weeks, lot of fruits, nuts , berries, tumeric, flaxseedand alkaline water, most imp is rest sleep, 5 min yoga. just take one good organic vita only once a day posive thinking would heal faster. i took mega juice plus for 2 weeks prior to shoulder surgery and healed in 10 days. eat greens body has power to. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Liver health: Milk thistle is helpful as is black cohosh. Please discuss use of herbals with your physician before hand. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect >>. ...Read more

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What vitamins are needed to heal ankle ulcers?

What vitamins are needed to heal ankle ulcers?

Vitamins and wounds: If you want specific vitamins a, c, e, and zinc are traditionally said to improve wound healing. With that said, the previous answer stating overall good nutrition is correct. ...Read more

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Can there be a vitamin supplement to help heal bruises?

Can there be a vitamin supplement to help heal bruises?

Vitamin C and K: Try cold compresses. Also, if you bruise easily, try vitamin k, bromelain, and bilberry extract supplement. Also, vitamin c is used synthesis of collagen and other compounds that affect the skin's and blood vessel's ability to withstand the impacts that lead to bruises. ...Read more

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How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

Wound healing: Typically vitamin c and zinc aid in wound healing. Would also recommend high protein diet and no tobacco use. ...Read more

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What vitamins help heal nerve damage from injury?

What vitamins help heal nerve damage from injury?

Nerve injury repair: Nerves may be either peripheral or central. Those outside the brain and spinal cord generally have a coating of myelin that is sensitive to b vitamins, specifically b1, b6, b12, and folate (folic acid). Methylfolate (folic acid) and B12 are indicated in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. But before just taking some, have yourself tested to determine if they are needed, and diagnose the reason for nerve injury. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic or something at the vitamin store to heal or calm down the pancreas when it is flared up?

Is there an antibiotic or something
at the vitamin store to heal or calm down the pancreas when it is flared up?

No there isn't: Acute pancreatitis requires careful treatment, chronic pancreatitis requires ongoing monitoring, pancreatitis rarely involves bacterial infection so antibiotics are of no use. Antibiotics are prescription medications thus not available at the vitamin or health food store. Please follow your doctors advice closely. ...Read more

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Sprained both wrists. Not sure how. Might be carrying my 15lb baby a lot. How can it heal faster? What natural vitamins should I take?

Sprained both wrists. Not sure how. Might be carrying my 15lb baby a lot. How can it heal faster? What natural vitamins should I take?

The most important: thing is to identify the mechanism of injury , or, what caused it. It sounds like you have identified the cause...repeatedly picking up 15 lb object Now,do everything u can to avoid that activity. 15-20 min of ice every 4 hours helps inflamation/pain. Good luck,Mom. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E cream take to heal scars?

Will  vitamin E cream take to heal scars?

Possibly but...: Vitamin e cream is a common home remedy for scars but there is little evidence it works; still many people have found it helps- applying oil from natural e capsules may work better than cream. There are many other remedies that may help, including calendula cream (my favorite), peanut oil (advised by edgar cayce), tamanu oil, raw honey & aloe vera. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/scar.Html#gf. ...Read more