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How should you take horse chestnut?

How should you take horse chestnut?

300 mg po bid: Hce 300 mg should contain 50 mg of escin which is the active compound. This amount is approved for dosing twice a day by mouth. ...Read more

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How does one take "horse chestnut" alternative medicine?

How does one take "horse chestnut" alternative medicine?

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

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I was wondering are horse chestnut and butcher's broom safe to take for diabetics?

I was wondering are horse chestnut and butcher's broom safe to take for diabetics?

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

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Value of horse chestnut for varicose veins?

Value of horse chestnut for varicose veins?

May help symptoms: There are some studies that show horse chestnut extract may help the symptoms of varicose veins in some people. There is no evidence that it will cure or resolve varicose veins. ...Read more

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Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

No it is not safe: No it is not safe and not recommended during pregnancy or bresrfeeding and there is fda warning for not using it during pregnancy and breast feeding
do not use it if you are pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix butcher's broom and horse chestnut supplement?

Is it safe to mix butcher's broom and horse chestnut supplement?

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

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Horse chestnut seed extract in pill form for spider veins?

Horse chestnut seed extract in pill form for spider veins?

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 more

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Which is better for spider veins- ginkgo biboba or horse chestnut?

Which is better for spider veins- ginkgo biboba or horse chestnut?

Veins: To the best of my knowledge neither has ever been studied in a scientifically valid manner. Classic homeopathic remedies are aesculus and hammamelis. These are to control symptoms and are not curative. ...Read more

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Which is better for spider veins - ginkgo biboba or horse chestnut?

Which is better for spider veins - ginkgo biboba or horse chestnut?

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 more

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Which is best for reducing varicose veins, doismin or horse chestnut extract?

Which is best for reducing varicose veins, doismin or horse chestnut extract?

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 more

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How long does it take for horse chestnut pills to improve the appearance of varicose veins?

How long does it take for horse chestnut pills to improve the appearance of varicose veins?

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 more

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Is it safe to use horse chestnut seed extract for varicose veins?

Is it safe to use horse chestnut seed extract for varicose veins?

Venotonic herbs: Several botanicals are helpful to strengthen vein tone, but will not eradicate damaged veins. Look for rutin, horse chestnut extract, hesperidin, diosmin as the most promising. Most are anti-inflammatory and safe as directed. ...Read more

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Any benefit of blueberries and horse chestnut for varicose veins?

Any benefit of blueberries and horse chestnut for varicose veins?

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 more

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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 more

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Can u take horse chestnut supplements for a left varicocele, although I already had a varicocele embolization, for recurrence purposes @ healthy Veins?

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

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Horse Chestnut supplement are there, any benefits at all to take for overall vascular health? Dose recommended? Am being treated for varicose veins.

Horse Chestnut supplement are there, any benefits at all to take for overall vascular health? Dose recommended? Am being treated for varicose veins.

Horse chestnut: Some compelling data that it may be of benefit
Also bioflavonoids are good check online fruits and vegetables with high levels
Diosomin and hesperidin also beneficial ...Read more

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Can horse chestnuts help the appearance of varicose veins?

NO!: Horse chestnuts are poisonous!

there are some claims that an extract of horse chestnut may be helpful for varicose veins, but the evidence is weak at best. ...Read more

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Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. During treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions

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

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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?

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

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I have CMV mono with sinus congestion, hoarseness, sneezing. What medications do you recommend?

None: There are no effective medications worth the risk of taking or of adequate efficacy in treating CMV infection. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many possible causes: Medications, including methylphenidate, may contribute to muscle spasms. Other possibilities could include electrolyte imbalance, overuse, or tendinitis. Your doctor may be able to help clarify with some blood tests and a physical examination. ...Read more

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I m 280 pounds. Is there any recommended OTC drugs that are good? I'm healthy as a horse. Good bp, normal, hr, just wondering bc im stuck

I m 280 pounds. Is there any recommended OTC drugs that are good? I'm 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 more

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My mother has hypothyroidism for 10 years, age 50yr. Takes reg drug, she developing hoarseness of voice. On and off. Is it curable?

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

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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 more

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How do I cure charley horse?

How do I cure charley horse?

First: Avoid dehydration. Second, often low serum potassium is an issue. Eat bananas. ...Read more

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Can I catch a cold from my horse?

Can I catch a cold from my horse?

Unlikely: Virus are usually species specific, though there are exceptions. ...Read more

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Can horse back riding be dangerous for girls?

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Can horse back riding be dangerous for girls?

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

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How come I get a charlie horse only at night?

How come I get a charlie horse only at night?

See below: Multiple reasons possibly dehydration, low potassium overuse. And more. Try stretching before you go to bed keep yourself well hydrated try a supplemental potassium such as a banana and consider taking an 8 ounce glass of tonic water at bedtime before you go to sleep, . ...Read more

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What can I do to stop frequent charley horses?

Uncertain: If that is a chronic and frequent problem would see your physician for a medical workup. See if a treatable cause is uncovered. ...Read more

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What should you do when you get a charlie horse?

Stretches: The best thing to do immediately is a gentle and progressive stretch. Try eating a banana a day in case low potassium is causing your problem. You may want to do stretches several times daily until your problem resolves. See a physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive amount of charley horses?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Charley horse?

What is the definition or description of: Charley horse?

Muscle spasm.: A Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. These extremely painful contractions can occur in just about in muscle, though most commonly in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness?

What causes hoarseness?

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 more