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Horse Chestnut Medication
Minimal: Minimal, if any. No science supports its use. ...Read more
Extracts for CVI: Horse chestnut seeds include saponins & flavones including aescin. Extracts in tablet, capsule or tincture form have been proven effective in treating chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. For a summary of research see http://www.Raysahelian.Com/horsechestnut.Html and http://well.Blogs.Nytimes.Com/2011/03/24/remedies-horse-chestnut-seed-extract-for-leg-pain/. ...Read more
Horse chestnut etc.: I have no idea and would greatly appreciate hearing from you about these products. Unless you have type 1 diabetes I don't like the term "diabetic" because your goal should always be to get rid of diabetes. It is not easy to get rid of diabetes but it should be your goal over time - not overnight ...Read more
Yes: Both of these herbs are useful for the heath of our vascular system and help with varicose veins/venous insufficiency and other circulatory problems. Thus, they are often used together and often combined in the same formula- sometimes also combined with gotu kola and bioflavonoid extracts like diosmin. ...Read more
Spider Vein Therapy: Horse chestnut extract is indicated for symptoms of varicose veins such as pain / swelling & is usually used in conjunction with compression stockings. It can rarely help with spider vein discomfort, but will not help them go away. Sclerotherapy vein injections is the best treatment for spider veins since it causes them to resolved & usually spider veins are only a cosmetic issue for patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither one: Gingko has never been shown to have any beneficial effects on veins whatsoever. Although horse chestnut is supposed to stabilize vein walls and make them less "leaky", so that you might have less swelling, it has no effect on the appearance of spider veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vein evaluation.: There is no medical evidence to document that horse chestnut will improve the appearance of varicose veins. Homeopathic supplements such as horse chestnut, escin, diosmin and bioflavonoids are just that-supplements. They are not 1st line treatment for varicose veins. It would be prudent for you to have a venous evaluation by a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Forever.: There is no medical evidence to document that horse chestnut will improve the appearance of varicose veins. Homeopathic supplements such as horse chestnut, escin, diosmin and bioflavonoids are just that-supplements. They are not 1st line treatment for varicose veins. It would be prudent for you to have a venous evaluation by a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Horse chestnut has been shown in medical research to benefit symptoms related to varicose veins. It often relieves symptoms of achiness and fatiuge in the leg and can also help improve swelling of the lower legs and ankles. I am not aware of any medical research showing benefit with blueberries. Just so you know, the horse chestnut will not resolve the veins & they will get worse with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is best for reducing appearance of varicose veins on thighs, diosmin or horse chestnut extract?
Neither: Both horse chestnut extract (active ingredient aescin) and diosmin seem beneficial for chronic venous insufficiency, where decreased tone in the leg veins cause lower leg swelling. Varicose veins, however, require procedures to remove or close the unsightly veins. Prevention includes weight loss, activities improving blood flow & leg muscle tone, avoiding prolonged standing & crossed-leg sitting. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can u take horse chestnut supplements for a left varicocele, although i already had a varicocele embolization, for recurrence purposes @ healthy Veins?
Not helpful...: Any supplements would not help correct varicocele since it is the presentation of inherent venous valve defects in spermatic veins, which occurs in some 15% of men. Most of the affected are free of symptoms like ache or pain after long standing and bears no impact to male infertility. Hence, it has to be handled individually at right time in right way to right patient, and no Rx is needed for... ...Read more
Horse Chestnut supplement are there ,any benefits at all to take for overall vascular health?dose recommended? Am being treated for varicose veins.
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
Can I take ibuprofen when I have been taking horse chestnut for my circulation? The last dose was Saturday. I have low grade fever and a big headaches
Is it safe to use medication contain dexamethasone for swelling of the vocal cords on 5 year old boy as he has continuous hoarseness from 17 days ?
Safe, but...: dexamethasone is a safe medicine when used in children for a brief course, but you need to make sure you know what you're treating. Prolonged hoarseness is not a typical reason for steroid administration in children. It can be used in the acute phase of croup (which causes hoarseness), but not usually weeks after. ...Read more
What's the best advice when returning back to horse riding after 7+ months off due to ankle trauma and also now asthmatic. Medication for the asthma is still changing to control it at present time?
Have been getting muscle pain in various locations of left leg, woke up this a.M. Due to charlie horse. Wondering if it could be from medications?
I m 280 pounds. Is there any recommended OTC drugs that are good? Im healthy as a horse. Good bp, normal, hr, just wondering bc im stuck
Wt loss is algebra: Calories in minus calories burned. It's that simple. Very little evidence to support the billion dollar diet press. Eat less and exercise more in any combination you choose. It will take a year to lose 100lbs so make sure whatever you do is sustainable. Slow and steady wins this race. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has hypothyroidism for 10 years, age 50yr. Takes reg drug , she developing hoarseness of voice. On and off. Is it curable ?
Depends: There many different causes of hoarseness. The most important thing is for her to bee seen by an ENT to ensure there is no growth on her vocal chords. Once a proper eval had been done, a diagnose can be made and only then can we discuss cure. Can't treat it unless you know what it is :). ...Read more
Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?
Earache on and off: Your question does not mention what over the counter medications you used.Based on you question it seems your symptoms are related to allergy and there may or mey not be any infectious process.You need to consult your doctor and may benefit from allergy medicine and decongestants, if there is no evidence of infection in throat or ears, if there is one then you may need antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No more than 4 boys: I'm not aware of that horseback riding is any more dangerous for women than for men. After all, if you fall off, you fall off. Your gender makes no difference in the potential injuries you might sustain. Perhaps if you could be a bit more explicit in your concern/question . . ...Read more
Charley horse: Should be no more than 1-2 days tops. ...Read more
Quinine water helps: You might try quinine water since quinine is one of the oldest crams medicines known to man. If the cramps occur at night, my old professor recommended a gin and tonic before bedtime. Gin of course has alcohol which will dilate the blood vessels and the tonic (quinine) will help the cramps. ...Read more
Hoarseness: Hoarseness is caused by anything that irritates the vocal cords -- post-nasal drip, viral infection, polyps, screaming, singing, smoking, etc. -- voice rest is the treatment of choice -- persistent hoarseness needs to be evaluated by your physician, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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