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Doctor insights on: Vitamins That Dilate Your Blood Vessels

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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What condition is accompanied by rupture of capillaries or blood vessels easily? What vitamins or nutients are needed to make the vessels stronger?

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

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What vitamin or minerals are responsible for the elasticity of the blood vessels?

What vitamin or minerals are responsible for the elasticity of the blood vessels?

Elasticity of blood vessels: Is a function off normal metabolism that depends on all the vitamin and minerals ...Read more

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Can vitamin K cream really help minimize broken blood vessels over time?

NOT: This is a fallacy and spending money will hel the economy but not your veins! ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin complex that can help to recover weak blood vessels in nose?

Is there any vitamin complex that can help to recover weak blood vessels in nose?

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

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Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?

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

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I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything I can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?

I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything I can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?

Amsler grid: No nutritional supplements, vitamins, eye drops or medications prevent abnormal blood vessel formation (choroidal neovascularization). Amsler grid home monitoring and regular eye exams are the best defense. ...Read more

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What type of therapy uses heat to cause the blood vessels to dilate?

What type of therapy uses heat to cause the blood vessels to dilate?

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

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What are common causes of constriction and dilation of blood vessels?

What are common causes of constriction and dilation of blood vessels?

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

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Is it the dilatation of blood vessels that causes one to have an aneurysm?

Is it the dilatation of blood vessels that causes one to have an aneurysm?

Yes.: The dilation may be caused a weak wall, secondary to collagen vascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, and or associated with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do allergic reactions constrict or dilate blood vessels?

Do allergic reactions constrict or dilate blood vessels?

Dilate: In the nose this leads to congestion and runny nose. If the reaction is systemic, then blood vessel dilation leads to low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does dopamine constrict or dilate blood vessels?

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

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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...

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

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Which nerve system regulates dialation of the blood vessels?

Which nerve system regulates dialation of the blood vessels?

Autonomic system: The autonomic nervous system, which consists of the sympathetic & parasympathetic components control our pulse, respiration, blood pressure & many other body functions without our conscious input. ...Read more

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Does ativan (lorazepam) dialate blood vessels?

Does ativan (lorazepam) dialate blood vessels?

Only in OD: At therapeutic doses Ativan (lorazepam) does not dilate blood vessels. However, on overdose, dilation of blood vessels and hypotension can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do dilated blood vessels increase perfusion and heatloss, while constricted vessels greatly reduce cutaneous blood?

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

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Where is autonomic nervous system located? Is there cranial nerve which regulates dialation/constriction of the blood vessels?

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

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Can high blood pressure medication that dilate veins ever give the visual impression of varicose veins when there is no reflux present?

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

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What are the risks of low blood pressure of 92/51 and dilated veins? What causes dilation? What can be done to correct this?

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

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Do vitamins c improve the blood vessel?

Do vitamins c improve the blood vessel?

Yes: Do you have a problem with any blood vessels? You need to give us more details about your reason for taking vit. C. ...Read more

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What kind of supplement or vitamin can help strong blood vessel? ..

What kind of supplement or vitamin can help strong blood vessel? ..

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

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Could vitamin d supplements cause calcification of blood vessels?

Could vitamin d supplements cause calcification of blood vessels?

Generally no: Make sure your calcium is normal. Replacement with 2000 units vitamin d3/day is usually healthy and without side effects. Make sure that your cholesterol, glucose and BP are normal if you have calcification of blood vessels. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fish oil can lead: To increased bleeding, which is why your doctor told you not to take it, but Vitamin A does not typically cause increased bleeding ...Read more

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Do dilated veins mean high blood pressure and thin veins mean low blood pressure?

Do dilated veins mean high blood pressure and thin veins mean low blood pressure?

No: Blood pressure is related to arteries, not veins. Dilated or relaxed arteries lead to lower blood pressure while tightened or contracted arteries lead to higher bp. ...Read more

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Does vitamin K have any effect on spider veins?

Does vitamin K have any effect on spider veins?

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