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What Vitamins Minerals Can Help With Nerve Regeneration
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
I had a bad hand injury and severed my clavicle nerve. Can DMSO cream can help with nerve regeneration?
Can supplements help with nerve regeneration after a median nerve transectionand a 3 tendon repair? I am taking acetyl I carnitine, fish oil and quercetin.
Minimal benefit if: Any. Nerves grow very slowly and if the distance is too great they may not regenerate. While those supplements will give some benefit but most of the research suggests little benefit. I personally feel they are still good supplements and overall relatively safe, but I just don't want to lay too much confidence in them for regrowing nerves, give it time, at least 6-12 months to even thing about it. ...Read more
Nerve Repair: All peripheral nerves regenerate if not permanently damaged at a rate of 0.5 mm/day. ...Read more
4 weeks post op:doc did an ultrasound of my mdn nerve at the point it was transected yestdy. It was repaired and in tact -however the nerve was inflamed as well. Is that normal during nerve regeneration?
Nerve regeneration: You need to ask that question to your surgeon who knows exactly what is going on with the regeneration. ...Read more
Which nerves?: Most of the time will not be any nerve damage. If there is a degeneration due to any cause central nerves like optic (eye), auditory (hearing) olfactory (smell) will never regenerate but peripheral nerves (myelanated) will regenerate at the rate of 1 mm in every couple of days. ...Read more
Is bovine collagen a viable nerve regeneration option for nerve damage due to wisdom tooth extraction? Heard incredible things about it.
Never heard as such: Bovine collagen has been used for many years in conjunction with bone graft to cover the grafted site, or as a bone substitute in areas that bone fill is desired. I have never heard of any potential, nor capability for nerve regeneration. Please double check with your surgeon... You might be misunderstood. Othrwise this is a dangerous, non-science based claim. ...Read more
Have drop foot (b12 deficiency post gastrectomy)& was told nerves regenerate @. 1/month, can I do anything to speed this up? Vitamins? Exercise? Rx?
No known way: Nerve cell growth is dependent on 'axonal transport' proteins and necessary nutrients have to flow along the length of the nerve cell to regenerate some of the far end. In a long legged 6' man these nerves can be 4' long from spine to foot that's a long way without anything to pump it along. Nothing is known to speed this up. ...Read more
Probably none: There are no objective, scientific studies that I've seen showing benefits of supplements for tympanic nerve damage. I frequently will take a balanced multivitamin plus some extra vitamin c for general health. Some people think a balanced b complex supplement helps with the nervous system, and some think omega 3s help with brain cell stabilization. ...Read more
Persistent twitching, mainly legs. I took minerals, vitamins but didn't stop. Nerves are vibrating sometimes, some headaches. Could it be sleep? Or?
May be restless leg: You need to see your physician to see if you have restless legs ...Read more
G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more
What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?
Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups.
Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more
Vitamins: If you are going to take a vitamin I would find a men's formula. You should avoid anything that has iron in it. But, as a person in the U.S. Do you really need vitamins? Our access to varied foods mean that most of us get all we need from the food we eat. Has a physician really recommended taking a vitamin? ...Read more
Yes: Overdoses of many substances can damage health. ...Read more
Kiwi: 1 medium kiwi (69 gm) has 0.79 gm protein, 42 cal. & 2.1 gm dietary fiber. It has Potassium - 215 mg, Phosphorus - 23 mg, Magnesium - 12 mg, Calcium - 23 mg, Sodium - 2 mg, Iron - 0.21 mg, Selenium 0.1 mcg, Manganese - 0.068 mg, Copper - 0.09 mg, Zinc - 0.1 mg, Vit A - 60 IU, Vit B1 - 0.019 mg, Vit B2 - 0.017 mg, Niacin - 0.235 mg, Folate (folic acid) - 17 mcg, Pantothenic Acid - 0.126 mg, Vit B6 - 0.043 mg, ...Read more
Unfortunately: There is no single test to determine all micronutrient deficiencies. Each individual micronutrient would need to be tested for. But in general people don't usually require extensive nutritional testing unless there is a concern for particular deficiencies based on underling medical conditions or symptoms. ...Read more
None: Nothing proven by good scientific research so far. See paul offit's book -do you believe in magic- for an excellent review of this subject. ...Read more
All of them: Now, the body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through our food.Minerals like chromium, copper, iodine, iron, selenium, and zinc are called trace minerals because you only need very small amounts of them each day. Eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Www. Drbarretojuiceplus. Com if you are not eating fruit/veg. ...Read more
No: Children with well balanced diets do not require multivitamin supplements, however children do require sufficient vitamin D and calcium which many do get from multi-vitamin supplements. Many children are now vitamin D deficient and require additional vitamin D as adults do. Fluoride supplementation is also recommended if not in the water supply in your area. ...Read more
Most need minerals:
It is rare to find a multi-vitamin that is not also a multi-mineral supplement; they are called multi-vitamins because multi-vitamin/minerals is a cumbersome term. Mineral deficiencies may be more common than vitamin deficiencies. Many people are deficient magnesium, zinc, iron, chromium, selenium etc. & there are many proven
benefits to supplementing with these. See my comment for a useful link:. ...Read more
Side effects of taking a multivitamin include an upset stomach, headache or
a bad taste in your mouth. If you take it right before bedtime, it could cause some sleep problems. Most people do not notice any difficulties when taking vitamins. If you take too many, one can have more serious side effects. Discuss with your dr. Before starting a vitamin if you are on medication or have medical issues. ...Read more
Capsicum: Capsicum is the pepper family, including chile peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/l2mfz24 they all contain varying concentrations of capsaicinoids which can have an analgesic effect when used topically. Http://tinyurl. Com/latflmu they also contain significant vitamin c and various other antioxidants. ...Read more
Depends: In an average person taking a mixed diet no vitamin deficiencies are expected. The common vitamin deficiency in the US is vitamin D insufficiency. Alcoholics usually have vitamin B deficiency, especially thiamine. Many food stuffs in the US have vitamin added, e.g. with folic acid. Vegans are at of risk of B12 and vitamin D deficiency. A person not taking any fruits or vegs could lack vitamin C ...Read more
Food vs. Suppl: Healthy whole foods are the best for you. Food based supplements are often useful but a less than perfect substitution for the healthy diet. Synthetic supplements can be controversial, in general our standard american diet (sad) is deficient in healthy nutrients, as well as minerals and contains substances that are unhealthy. Consider finding a functional medicine nutritionist to discuss choice. ...Read more
None: Vitamin and mineral supplements are a great way to increase the profit of vitamin and mineral supplement suppliers and makers. Unless you have a very abnormal diet, or have a specific vitamin deficiency based on your genes, you do not need this. If you think you have a deficiency, ask your Doctor to test for that. Otherwise, save your money and use it to go to the gym more often. ...Read more
Healthy diet: If your 15-year old is healthy and is eating a normal, healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and minimal amounts of junk food, he/she is receiving all the vitamins and minerals needed from his/her diet. If this is a 15-year old female who has heavy menstrual cycles, her pediatrician may recommend a diet heavier in iron. A healthy diet is better than any supplements. ...Read more
Vit D: Vit d is available as a liquid and it can be a very effective form of treatment. ...Read more
Yes you can: A chain store may not carry or have a limited supply of natural and/or organic vitamins and minerals which tend to cause less side effects and are better absorbed by the intestines. If your going to take the vitamins and supplements just for the sake getting healthy, a healthy and varied diet should suffice. ...Read more
Nope!: Vitamins a, d, e & k are fat soluble whereas b & c are water soluble. ...Read more
Eat a balanced diet: Don't waste your money on vitamins. If you feel the need than any OTC general vitamine will do ...Read more