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Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Yes, possibly: Peripheral neuropathy often comes from damaged nerves sending aberrant impulses--tingling, pins/needles, burning, cold, or numbness. Vasodilation which increases blood flow to peripheral nerves usually helps restore normal function of the nerves; sometimes an undesirable side effect is for numbness to lessen, unmasking more painful neuropathic sensations. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo good for memory?

Is ginkgo good for memory?

No-but controversial: Large randomized clinical trials in the US and published by respected medical journal suggested that "ginkgo provides no measurable benefit in memory or related cognitive function to adults with healthy cognitive function". However, large doses of gingko have been reported by some studies to improve moderate to severe dementia. I would suggest assume no until more infor becomes available. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba extract good for you?

Is ginkgo biloba extract good for you?

Not clear: There is not a lot of hard scientific evidence pointing to its benefits, see: http://j.Mp/vgykg2 and http://j.Mp/vgyowi as you can see from these governmental websites, the evidence is conflicting. ...Read more

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Could ginkgo baloba really work for improving memory?

Could ginkgo baloba really work for improving memory?

Save your money: It does NOT help, and this has been proven via numerous formal and informal studies. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba (ginkgolic acid), what are the benefits?

Ginkgo biloba (ginkgolic acid), what are the benefits?

Tricky: Since recent studies say that nearly all ginko supplements may have many things in them, but ginko is almost never one of them.
In theory it has some anti-platelet action and some ability to increase the neurotransmitter that is low in Alzheimers. But it doesn't bring back brain, so, VERY LIMITED role in dementia and that's it. Assuming you actually have it. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba safe? How to dose for memory boost in healthly?

Is ginkgo biloba safe? How to dose for memory boost in healthly?

Ginko: One of Ginko's main effect is to improve circulation by inhibiting platelet-activating factor (PAF). This improves circulation and this is what improves memory for some people. Ginkgo can thin the blood enough to cause bleeding. People who have heart attacks and get thrombolytics are more at risk for brain hemorrhage. ...Read more

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How long does ginkgo stay in your system after you stop taking it?

How long does ginkgo stay in your system after you stop taking it?

Ginko: As with any medication, the amount of the medication, and the number of doses dictates the amount of drug, and length of time it is in your system. Ginko is usually taken in doses of between 40-200mg per day, the lower dose will be out of your system in about one day, and with the higher dose 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What types if food would give me the same or better benifiets as taking ginkgo biloba?

What types if food would give me the same or better benifiets as taking ginkgo biloba?

Mixed diet: The beneficial health effects of ginkgo are debatable. It would be good to have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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I've been taking 120mg of ginkgo biloba one time a day for about 2 and a half months now what changes should I see and what does ginkgo really do.

I've been taking 120mg of ginkgo biloba one time a day for about 2 and a half months now what changes should I see and what does ginkgo really do.

Probably nothing: Why taking any suppliment unless for a specific purpose. Taking vitamins makes sense, specially if your diet is sub optimal. Most food suppliments are unnecessary & only benefit the manufacturers. ...Read more

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Can ginkgo interact with sylimarine?

Not that I know of: I do not know of any interactions between the two. ...Read more

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Can I have ginkgo biloba and biotin at the same time?

Can I have ginkgo biloba and biotin at the same time?

No interactions: Although I do not necessarily recommend either supplement, based on the medical literature, I can tell you that there are no known interactions between the two. If you are going to use them, they should not interact with each other. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I safely combine st. Johns wort and ginkgo biloba?

Can I safely combine st. Johns wort and ginkgo biloba?

Used for two differ: Ent things. St. Johns Wort is a mild antidepressant and works to calm the nervous system, whereas ginkgo biloba is a mental stimulant. So you wouldn't want to use both together or it may negate each others effects. Speak to your doctor to determine which one you may need now to help with symptoms that are more prevalent. Do you want to be more anxious, or more calm? Two different feelings. ...Read more

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Can I take ginkgo biloba if I have thalassemia? Thanks in advance.

Can I take ginkgo biloba if I have thalassemia? Thanks in advance.

Sure: It's safe. Don't expect miracles but you may find it helpful in feeling better overall. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink if I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day?

Is it ok to drink if I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day?

That's ok but...: Ginko biloba can interfere with anticoagulants and high doses may not be so good. Is it really helping your memory? The only way to be sure is to quit taking it for a month or so and see what happens. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking too much ginkgo biloba? (and how much is too much?)

The risks: Of too much applies to everything. Ginkgo is extracted by processing so stick to the dose on the label. ...Read more

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Can one take Vital Ginkgo biloba 7000mg tablets while taking Trivenz, Aspavor 20mg and Coveram 10/5mg?

Can one take Vital Ginkgo biloba 7000mg tablets while taking Trivenz, Aspavor 20mg and Coveram 10/5mg?

WHY???: Why waste your money on a useless pill? You are already taking serious meds. There is zero possibility of anything other than placebo effect. ...Read more

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What kind of tinnitus could be cured using ginkgo biloba (tebokan, tebonin, etc.)?

What kind of tinnitus could be cured using ginkgo biloba (tebokan, tebonin, etc.)?

None, really: Unfortunately, there are no well designed studies that show benefit from natural remedies for tinnitus. Lipofkavenoids have been looked at there are 2 or three poorly designed small studies that sow some benefit. First thing first. You need an ENT to look inside the ear and test you to determine the cause of the tinnitus. Some types can be fixed. ...Read more

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Can ginkgo biloba decrease libido?

Can ginkgo biloba decrease libido?

Some Yes & other n0: Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) increases circulation and may improve sexual function, although one study found no effect. Ginkgo may increase the effects of certain blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants). Do not take ginkgo if you have a history of seizures. Ask your doctor before taking ginkgo. ...Read more

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Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Probably not: There has never been a scientific study showing a statistically significant effect of ginkgo biloba on tinnitus. However, if you take it and feel better - great. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo also good for eczema on children?

Is ginkgo also good for eczema on children?

Not Known: I am not aware of any evidence that it works for eczema or doesn't.Also not aware of studies as to whether it is safe for kids. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

It is, but this depe: Depends on what caused your memory impairments (stress, car accident, depression, anxiety, ADHD,) you may need other medication and or behavioral techniques to cope with this problem. Don't give up and thanks for your question. Daily Exercise and meditation help memory. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about vasodilators other than ginkgo?

Can you tell me about vasodilators other than ginkgo?

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

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Is it okay to mix gnc supplement mega men 50+ with 120mg ginkgo biloba?

Is it okay to mix gnc supplement mega men 50+ with 120mg ginkgo biloba?

Mega Men 50 plus: GNC Supplement Megamen 50 plus does contain ginko biloba in smaller dose. A 2008 study howed that ginko biloba could increase risk of stroke. The scintists found that those taking ginko biloba had high rate of stroke than those who were given dummy pill. This study was done by university of Virginia school of medicine. And it has been shown ginco biloba causes cancer in animals. So I don't advise ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to fix my libido problem with ginkgo and?

What do you advise if I'm trying to fix my libido problem with ginkgo and?

I would advise: I would advise you to go to your physician and have your hormone levels checked and have an appropriate history and physical to find and treat any underlying causes. ...Read more

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Recovering from Tia and vertigo. Was wondering about benefits of spiraling and or ginkgo leaf?

Recovering from Tia and vertigo. Was wondering about benefits of spiraling and or ginkgo leaf?

Focus on proven tx: TIA (transient ischemic attack) suggests that you sustained no residual deficit or loss. However, it's imperative that you follow up w/your family doc to reduce your risk of stroke (signified by permanent function deficit/loss) by optimizing blood pressure, cholesterol & sugar. If you smoke, stop. These are all proven to be beneficial. There's no evidence of benefit from spirulina & ginkgo biloba ...Read more