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Doctor insights on: Vitamins That Can Help With Swelling In The Legs

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Burning on legs & feet. Just the front of the legs. Now spreading to upper thighs. No swelling;not painful, just burning. Veins ok Vitamin deficiency?

Burning on legs & feet. Just the front of the legs. Now spreading to upper thighs. No swelling;not painful, just burning. Veins ok Vitamin deficiency?

Burning on legs: Did you recently get a vaccination. Could be vitamin like B12 or from diabetes, or neuropathy from smoking, HTN, or deficiency like calcium, magnesium potassium so would check all. Could be from disc disease, lyme, UTI or Guillan Barre if recent vaccination, rare MS. Since it is ascending would check it out ASAP. At urgent care/ doctor ...Read more

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Doctor prescribe chymoral forte, fursultiamine compound, vitamin B1+B6+B12 for thigh swelling 1 month x ray of hip joint and lumbar clear. Effectivens?

Doctor prescribe chymoral forte, fursultiamine compound, vitamin B1+B6+B12 for thigh swelling 1 month x ray of hip joint and lumbar clear. Effectivens?

Not sure.: As you are far away in a different country, & since practices vary by region, it's hard to guide you. I am not certain of your diagnosis. Chymoral Forte, to my knowledge, is chymotrypsin & trypsin, which are digestive enzymes. Unless there is some nutritional issue leading to swelling (protein deficiency?), I am not sure how the thiamine & vitamin supplements will help. Consider HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

Related?: No way of knowing whether your neck swelling is in any way related to the vitamin d or is something entirely different. Advice would be to not take it again and go and see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?

Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?

Sorry: None that I know of, I am sorry. Hope you heal well, take time, and listen closely to your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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Ankles been swelling almost everyday. Could I be retaining to much water or to much weight? Should I be taking vitamins? 38yrs old 5/5in 200lbs

Ankles been swelling almost everyday. Could I be retaining to much water or to much weight? Should I be taking vitamins? 38yrs old 5/5in 200lbs

Check with your doc: Ankle swelling may be from another problem such as heart, lung, kidney and others. Edema is too much fluid in your body. Vitamins have not much to do with it, as long as you have a mixed diet. There is no need to spend your $$$ on vitamins.

Check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more

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Can a low immune system make lyphm node swell and will taking a multi vitamin help the swelling down? Can they still go down if it not low immunity

Can a low immune system make lyphm node swell and will taking a multi vitamin help the swelling down? Can they still go down if it not low immunity

Possible: However it is usually the body's immune response to an invader that makes the lymph node enlarged. You should be more concerned about a thyroid nodule and ask your doctor to check your neck for you. Vitamins would not do anything for you. ...Read more

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Low 25 hydroxy vitamin d & thumb swelling related?

Low 25 hydroxy vitamin d & thumb swelling related?

No.: Low d would not causes a thum problem. Two unrelated issues, both needing treatment! ...Read more

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Can vitamin d help relieve swelling in arthritic hands?

Can vitamin d help relieve swelling in arthritic hands?

While Vitamin D: Is generally good and healthy for almost all people, it is highly unlikely that it will relieve the swelling in your hands. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 13. Does vit d deficiency cause facial swelling??

My vitamin d level is 13. Does vit d deficiency cause facial swelling??

No: B"sd
No not a reason for facial swelling
Quite low levels very low are common, significance is unclear.
"Correct" level of vitamin D are quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. I would check your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. ...Read more

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By taking vitamin d should that help relieve the swelling in my arthritic hands?

No, absolutely not: Vit d deficiency can lead to osteoporosis since vit d is needed to absorb calcium from your diet.However, too much vit d can be harmful since it is stored in fatty tissue and can build up over time (not just urinated out like many other vitamins taken in excess quantities).If you have arthritis, be sure to see a board certified rheumatologist for treatment--don't rely on vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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If I have an inflamed liver because of hepatitis C are there vitamins or some kind if medicine that can reduce the swelling? Its so uncomfortable

If I have an inflamed liver because of hepatitis C are there vitamins or some kind if medicine that can reduce the swelling? Its so uncomfortable

Painful hepatomegaly: When the liver inflames, it distends the covering of the liver called the capsule this capsule is invested with nerves that transmit pain when stretched by the enclosed but enlarging liver. Hepatomegaly (big liver) can reflect congestive, infiltrative, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes, to name a few. Eradicating your underlying hepatitis c is key. Liver detoxes, etc. Are a waste of time and $. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin B12 energy booster injection cause swelling of ankles and overall water retention?

Can a vitamin B12 energy booster injection cause swelling of ankles and overall water retention?

Reported but rare: I've given B12 shots to hundreds of patients and have never seen this happen so I was going to say no, but in researching this some sites list "feeling of swelling of the entire body" and "swelling of the ankles or feet" as possible side effects. This is very rare.
https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/vitamin-b12-side-effects. Html and https://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/318216.php
See comment: ...Read more

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My face got swollen after takin vitamin D3 supplement 50000 iu. Then my doctor prescribed alerfin to treat the swelling. Any recommendations pls.

My face got swollen after takin vitamin D3 supplement 50000 iu. Then my doctor prescribed alerfin to treat the swelling. Any recommendations pls.

??: Alerfin is a steroid brand name not sold in usa but generic is Betamethasone
it seems highly unlikely that vit d at 5000 iu/day would cause this problem / perhaps it could be an allergy to some component of the vitamin pill or capsule
occasionally soy oil as a carrier could cause this. ...Read more

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5 days with black and blue eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Does vitamin c help heal faster? Make color/swelling go away faster?

5 days with black and blue eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Does vitamin c help heal faster? Make color/swelling go away faster?

Yes, along with...: While I'm unaware of formal research, Vitamin C with bioflavonoids is widely considered to help bruises heal faster. You should also eat fruits, esp. Blueberries and other berries. I also highly recommend Arnica as a cream, as well as internally as homeopathic Arnica 12c 2-3 pellets 2-3x/day (available at health food stores).For more ideas see http://www. Organicnutrition. Co.uk/articles/bruises. Htm ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 12. My face is bloated since a few years. My thryoid, creatinine, cortisol etc are fine. Is the swelling due to my deficiency? I

My vitamin d level is 12. My face is bloated since a few years. My thryoid, creatinine, cortisol etc are fine. Is the swelling due to my deficiency? I

One way to find out: Low Vit. D causes many imbalances.
Face bloating isn't a classic symptom of low D, but it's possible it's connected. Whether it is or not, it's important to correct this for your overall health. When your D levels normalize you will see if your bloating improves. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day. Aim for levels of 50-80.
See http://tinyurl. Com/m67hmkg
PS could also be side effect of your meds ...Read more

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I got a 5 day old black eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Still blue and black looking and a bit swelling. Does taking vitamin c good to heal faster?

I got a 5 day old black eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Still blue and black looking and a bit swelling. Does taking vitamin c good to heal faster?

Not especially: Drinking a glass of orange juice daily and keeping up your fruit intake is enough vitamin c. Since it is a water soluble vitamin, your body will excrete any excess. I am not aware of any data supporting mega vitamin c for this kind of wound healing. May get a little worse before it fully resolves and go through purple to brown to yellow stages. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Thyroid nodule: Doesn't sound like mold. Check thyoid function and treat if required. Check nodule with ultrasound and may need biopsy. Check and treat low vit d if below 30. Optimal is 40. What is temp with night sweats. Are you having normal periods? What itches? ...Read more

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I had a nonunion stress fracture of the fibular sesamoid due to low vitamin D levels. I had it removed plantarly last November. I've started to experience slight swelling around the scar and the inside of my big toe along with tingling and sharp pain?

I had a nonunion stress fracture of the fibular sesamoid due to low vitamin D levels. I had it removed plantarly last November. I've started to experience slight swelling around the scar and the inside of my big toe along with tingling and sharp pain?

Followup: There are multiple potential causes. A followup with your surgeon for an exam and discussion would be best bet. Possibilities include symptomatic scar tissue, Tendonitis, ligamentous instability, arthritis, inflammation, new stress fracture etc. ...Read more

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Hi I have a tigling in legs. No diabetic but vitamin is low.?

Hi I have a tigling in legs. No diabetic but vitamin is low.?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Is there a way to naturally treat restless leg syndrome without medication, vitamins or herbs?

Is there a way to naturally treat restless leg syndrome without medication, vitamins or herbs?

In summary, Yes!: 1. Adhere to healthy sleep habits.
2. Avoid substances that worsen RLS (e.g. Alcohol, caffeine, some prescription medications)
3. Daily exercise.

Please consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more

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Had a growth removed on leg and bleeding from it. Is it ok to take vitamin E because I take a multi vitamin?

Had a growth removed on leg and bleeding from it. Is it ok to take vitamin E because I take a multi vitamin?

Yes: According to the national institutes of health the recommended maximum intake of vitamin e is 1500 iu/day, though I seldom advise more than 800 iu/day. Most multivitamins contain only 30 iu of e though some have up to 400 iu. I advise only natural vit e (d-alpha tocopherol) & avoiding synthetic e (dl-alpha tocopherol) & ideally taking e with mixed tocopherols. See my comment for why:. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

Electrolytes: There may be unrelated electrolytes imbalance. Please see a family dr. And have your blood levels checked. You may also be suffering from spinal nerve root irritation in the lower back spine giving rise to the leg cramps. The vitamins may just be a coincidence but if you are taking vitamins excessively b6 can give neuropathy. ...Read more

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My right leg aching starts from thigh goes down to lower leg can this be caise of vitamin defency?

Unlikely!: Your problem sounds structural, like a possible disc problem in your back. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. My question is...will b12 vitamins help regain sensation back to my legs after also having a shot which can I take liquid or regular tablets?

Hi. My question is...will b12 vitamins help regain sensation back to my legs after also having a shot which can I take liquid or regular tablets?

Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. See doc about leg sensations. ...Read more

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I get risen between my leg all the time but when I take vitamin E I don't have them as much... What's causing this?

I get risen between my leg all the time but when I take vitamin E I don't have them as much... What's causing this?

?????: I'm sorry I can't understand your question. What does "risen" mean? Please write back and explain further. We would like to help:) ...Read more

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Can there be a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain?

Can there be a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain?

Vit D, C certainly: Are known to cause painful legs. Vit d would be more common than vit c which in poor countries can cause scurvy in children, (not likely to occur here in the us).
Recently I heard that vit k deficiency can also cause such problems, but I need to research that, before I can state that categorically.
Hope that is helpful. ...Read more

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I am having very weird feeling in my entire body. Legs feel as if they are being pulled inside the earth. I am vitamin d deficient. What's the cause?

I am having very weird feeling in my entire body. Legs feel as if they are being pulled inside the earth. I am vitamin d deficient. What's the cause?

Vitamin d deficiency: Look at wikipedia. vitamin d deficiency.
vit d is a fat soluble vitamin. More of a hormone that vitamin. The symptoms of deficiency are quite variable. Maximize your Vit d. recommend Vit d 50k weekly for 8 weeks. By prescription ...Read more

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Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Uncertain: I am unaware of any vitamins that are as potent as meds such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. However, there is data showing that supplements such as fish oil, vitamin e, and vitamin c have some blood thinning properties. Regardless, addressing the reason for blood clots in the legs is very important. Dealing with weight, immobility, and inflammation in the blood vessels is crucial for prevention. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain, cramps?

Is there a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain, cramps?

Magnesium also: This isn't really a vitamin, but magnesium deficiency is a common enough problem for me to mention it here. For this you want 2:1 calcium in combination with magnesium -- say 300mg ca with 150 mg mg. You don't want a huge amount of mg because it could produce diarrhea otherwise. ...Read more

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My heels hurt bad and sometimes my joints on my legs. What kind of vitamin should I take?

None: Heel pain requires an examination by a podiatrist to make the diagnosis. Vitamins are not the answer. ...Read more

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My dad started taking prenatal vitamins and he started with white spots on his legs how bad can it be?

My dad started taking prenatal vitamins and he started with white spots on his legs how bad can it be?

Unrelated, not very: Prenatal vitamins are perfectly harmless for your father to take. I don't know any way they could cause anyone to get white spots so it's a coincidence. I can't say for sure how bad it is as I can't be sure what it is, but it might be vitiligo, an autoimmune condition that is not particularly serious other than being a cosmetic issue, or might be a fungal infection. He should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Vitamin d is 8.5%.I have been having leg and back pain lately. I don't have any health probs. Is it because of this? Do I take supplements?

Vitamin d is 8.5%.I have been having leg and back pain lately. I don't have any health probs. Is it because of this? Do I take supplements?

Yes: You will require both vitamin-d as well as calcium supplements. Early morning and evening sun bath will also help you to increase vitamin-d levels. Please consult your doctor to know what are the treatment choice you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife is 7month pregnant. She is getting pain in leg area near vagina. Is there any way we can minimize the pain. She is taking all vitamins.

Obgyn evaluation: The first step is to see her Obgyn who is providing prenatal care. They can examine the area in question to determine if any abnormalities are present. Often these types of aches and pains are just part of the process of being pregnant. An evaluation should be done first before drawing any conclusions. ...Read more

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I've been low in vitamin d for months and I've just noticed a curve in my legs, it might me be being paranoid but is this possible at the age of 17?

I've been low in vitamin d for months and I've just noticed a curve in my legs, it might me be being paranoid but is this possible at the age of 17?

Yes, ? rickets: A curve in your leg bones could be a sign of rickets, caused by Vit D deficiency:
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Rickets
I wonder why you have been low for months.
I advise 10, 000 iu of D3/day to get your levels up, though you may take 40, 000 iu/day for a month to raise more quickly. I would also advise a least 1000 mcg/day of Vit K2 and calcium, magnesium and boron.
See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer ...Read more

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I hv tingling sensation stretch in legs due to medicine r cinex taken when I had TB 3 years back. TB cured. Hav taken many vitamins but no result.?

I hv tingling sensation stretch in legs due to medicine r cinex taken when I had TB 3 years back. TB cured. Hav taken many vitamins but no result.?

Tingling s/p TB Tx: Peripheral neuropathy is a side effect of R-Cinex. Gabapentin/lyrica may improve or lessen the pain. Would also check B12/folate electrolyte (potassium, magnesium, calcium) level as low B12 may exacerbate the pain as may alcohol and heavy metal like arsenic/ lead and disease like diabetes, HTN.

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy. Htm ...Read more