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Vitamins That Dilate Your Blood Vessels
What condition is accompanied by rupture of capillaries or blood vessels easily? What vitamins or nutients are needed to make the vessels stronger?
Bioflavonoids/Vit. C: The most important nutrients for vessel health are bioflavonoids & vit. C. Vitamin e & zinc are also important. Several herbs like horsechestnut, butcher's broom & gotu kola are beneficial. See http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/varicose-veins-000173.Htm for more info- though this is about varicose veins, these herbs & nutrients are good for vascular health even if you don't have varicose veins. ...Read more
NOT: This is a fallacy and spending money will hel the economy but not your veins! ...Read more
No: Unsure what you mean by "weak blood vessels" but I will assume you have had bloody noses with minimal or no trauma. There are vascular complexes in the nasal septum that are subject to easy injury, especially if the weather is dry or you have allergies. Make sure your environment is humidified and that your blood pressure is OK. Some bleeding disorders (and meds like aspirin) can worsen it. ...Read more
Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?
Vit B-12: People frequently feel flushing, usually of face, sometimes to the point that they are unable to take it. The feet swelling would suggest something else going on. ...Read more
I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything I can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?
What foods dilate your blood vessels and/or increases blood flow especially for someone with reynauds?
More information: This is pretty vague. More information is needed to know how to answer. For example, a simple warm compress, bengay, tiger balm, etc causes local blood vessels to dilate. Give us more specifics and we can give you a better answer. ...Read more
Changes in the Temp.: Exposing your self to high temp or low temp is the most common cause. Other reasons are certain medications and some diseases. ...Read more
If I have Vasoldilation (heat exposure causing my blood vessels to dilate and my BP is dropping.) what can be done to prevent my BP from dropping?
Drink, drink, drink: Drink plenty of fluids and get out of the sun! ...Read more
Both: Overall Dopamine constricts blood vessels, and this medicine is used in icus for patients with dangerously low blood pressures. However, at low doses, certain blood vessels in the body, such as the kidney, Dopamine can relax the vessels to increase blood flow (helps perfuse the kidney so that they can do their job better). ...Read more
Dilate: Heat causes dilation of blood vessels and cold causes constriction. ...Read more
Get a really bad headache while taking a hot shower. Sometimes even get dizzy. Is this normal? I know the hot water can dilate the blood vessels...
Correct: You found a likely answer as to why. Now, if you avoid ending w/ hot water and cool down the temp for the entire time but stll get the headaches you'll know to see a doctor. If you feel they last too long, it's ok to ask your doctor about it even though it's fairly common. Good researching! ...Read more
Do dilated blood vessels increase perfusion and heatloss, while constricted vessels greatly reduce cutaneous blood?
Vasodilatation&const: Vasodilatation causes at the skin level -heat loss for example in fever, alcohol intoxication. Vasoconstriction reduces conservation of heat by avoiding loss of heat bec. Of the constricted vs which occurs in exposure to cold. Increased perfusion because of the vasodilatation or decreased perfusion with vasoconstr. Are initial natural protective reflexes, lost later if the initial event untrea. Ted. ...Read more
Where is autonomic nervous system located? Is there cranial nerve which regulates dialation/constriction of the blood vessels?
Throughout the body: The autonomic system includes the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Sympathetic nerves exit the thoracic & lumbar cns, parasympathetic exit the cranial & sacral cns. They then go to organs throughout the body. College lecture on this: http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=erlvvlqoaow. ...Read more
I got a "lip hickey" under my lower lip it looks like tiny dilated blood vessels I'm in isotretinoin I'm so scared it won't go away! HELP!!!! ?
Can high blood pressure medication that dilate veins ever give the visual impression of varicose veins when there is no reflux present?
Doubtful.: Dilated veins are not varicose veins. Varicose veins are grape-like in appearance and due to malfunctioning (refluxing) of the saphenous vein valves. Blood pressure medication will not cause varicose veins but it could cause dilation of normal veins and further swelling of already existing varicose veins but it will not cause normal veins to become varicose veins. ...Read more
What are the risks of low blood pressure of 92/51 and dilated veins? What causes dilation? What can be done to correct this?
No risk: BP has to be taken in context. If your normal BP is 140/90 and someone shoots you, a BP of 92/51 is ominous. But if you're an otherwise healthy 29 year old woman who is generally feeling okay, 92/51 is very healthy. Dilated veins (aka varicose veins) are inherited and also occur when there is resistance to emptying - a typical cause is pregnancy. They are cosmetically objectionable but harmless. ...Read more
Yes: The most important nutrients for vessel health are bioflavonoids & vitamin c. Vitamin e & zinc are also important. Several herbs like horsechestnut, butcher's broom & gotu kola are beneficial. See http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/varicose-veins-000173.Htm for more info- though this is about varicose veins, these herbs & nutrients are good for vessel health even if you don't have varicose veins. ...Read more
I broke a blood vessel in my eye. My doctor told me not to take fish oil. Should I also stop drinking carrot juice which also has a lot of vitamin A?
No.: Vitamin k is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for proper blood clotting. Spider veins are tiny dilated skin capillaries that are unsightly, and ranging in color from red to dark purple (depending on the flow rate and oxygenation of the blood within). Spider veins are not "broken" capillaries, just weakened (usually genetics, but aggravated by weight or pregnancy) vessels that look bad. ...Read more
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