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Vitamins That Strengthen 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
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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?
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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Is there ant type of drinks or vitamins that can help diminish the bulking veins on my hands & feet?
I'm not certain what you are referring to by "bulking veins".
Never the less, I'm not aware of a supplement or vitamin the can reduce the prominence of veins in your hands and feet. ...Read more
Yes: There are some studies that show horse chestnut can have a positive effect on venous insufficiency. It apparently works on the lining of the vein called the endothelium. Because of this, it can decrease the amount of fluid that leaks from the veins as well as it is felt that this decreases the inflammation associated with venous insufficiency. ...Read more
I have redness around nose from thermo lo treatment for spider veins. Anything I can use to fade the redness? Vitamin e? Products?
Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them, and localized infection, or more likely localized (and likely Very Temporary) inflammation from the treatment. Localized ice pack for a half hour might be one option for day 1 followed by warm compress. But. Can't really say without seeing it. ...Read more
Blue veins appearing all over my body only meds I round HCG 2 rounds clomid (clomiphene) and prenatal vitamins. Had IUI month ago. What's happening to me?
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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: 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
Blue painful spider veins on right arm extending to palm. Wrist hurts when moving. Can chlorella herb cause this since it has lots of vitamin K in it?
Sounds more serious: This sounds serious and should be evaluated by a vascular or hand surgeon. ...Read more
Great question: This is actually an area of great interest for research. Smoking is thought to contribute to weaknening of the arteries and this is an important risk factor. We are actually pursuing research on hormones and their role in the strength of blood vessels. Please see brain aneurysm center for women at www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com for more information. ...Read more
Contacts: Dilated vessels in the eyes can occur from any reason that causes eye irritation (such as contacts, dry eye, blepharitis, etc). ...Read more
Yes and no.: If your blood vessels are constricted you may feel cold. There are no diseases of the blood vessels not dilating properly. Blood vessels dilate or contract in response to chemicals in the blood stream, systemic conditions and local environmental factors. ...Read more
Blood, A fluid tissue: Blood has the cellular elements and plasma. The cells are 3 types called red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid portion in which these cellular elements are suspended is called plasma which is rich in proteins called plasma proteins - including albumin, globulins, and in additon have the special clotting related proteins -clotting factors I to xiii. ...Read more
Unlikely: Tuberculosis results from mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium. It enters and travels through blood vessels but it does not widen blood vessels. Its destination and residence is in organs, such as the lungs, lymph nodes, bones and joints, skin, intestines, genital organs, kidneys, and bladder. ...Read more
See a pediatrician: The most common reason is trauma but it if there no obvious explanation such as a fall etc consult a pediatrician. ...Read more
Endothelium: Blood vessels are lined by endothelial cells. These are thin flattened large cells that are metabolically active. The electrical charge on the endothelial cells and blood cells keeps them apart. ...Read more