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Which Vitamin Has Been Shown To Have An Important Role In Wound Healing Maintaining Healthy Gums
Protein and energy: Wound healing is a complicated process that requires many factors including building blocks (proteins) and fuel (fats and carbohydrates) as well as cofactors (vitamins and minerals). Immunity is based on other cells but require almost the same basic components but put together. These are interrelated and work together always. Poor nutrition means poor healing and poor immune responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more
Is there a particular diet that has been quantitatively proven to increase lifespan and overall healthiness (blood pressure, etc) of individuals?
Mediterranean: A mediterranean diet has been associated with longer life span. There are no randomized controlled trials that "prove" this. The dash diet has been shown to lower you blood pressure. With a lower blood pressure you will lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, and thus live longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin C supplementation with garlic tablets have been shown to increase nitric oxide by %200. Is this healthy to treat mild hypertension?
Neo 40 is made: from beet root juice and other natural products. Research shows it to be effective for pre-hypertension. Garlic can also be used, or garlic capsules. See www.neogenis.org for more info on Neo 40 and a related product called Superbeets. See www.relaxationresponse. for a behavioral approach to lowering bp created by a cardiologist. Peace and good health. See doc before doing any of the above. ...Read more
Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?
Untested: A current popular theory among some doctors is that we raise our children in too sterile and protected an environment. Because of this they are not exposed when very young to a variety of allergens which keeps the immune system healthy and focused. They then consider this might be the cause of some diseases later in life, especially asthma. ...Read more
Could andro gel be of any specific benefit to a diabetic..Other than strengthing bones and bringing up low t...Male testosterone has been in the news
With people who have cancer, is there any natural ways that could potentially help to fight it? Such as eating healthy, vitamin C and antioxidants?
Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?
Big picture: All the basic nutrients are helpful, especially in our era when many diets are marginal at best. Be sure you're not hypothyroid, anemic, suffering from sleep apnea / restless legs, in a rough or abusive social situation, or with a host of other illnesses. Study the subjects you find most interesting, preview / do problems before lecture, and get help from a learning expert. ...Read more
Has marijuana been proven to delay or harm the healing of fractured bones? Even if it is consumed through food or via a vaporizer?
Likely helps healing: Not only has marijuana not been proven to delay the healing of fractures but recent research shows stimulation of the cannabinoid receptors reduces bone loss and stimulates bone formation in animals. While more research is needed, the current science suggests marijuana likely speeds the healing of fractures. See http://norml.Org/library/item/osteoporosis. ...Read more
Diet improvements to improve flexibility
What might be missing from an active young sportswomens diet that results in poor flexibility
Improved flexibility: Some people are born more flexible than others, due to genetics. Lucky people are naturally more flexible. Most of us have to practice, practice, practice! Some of us may never be able to do the splits! Improve nutrition by adequate diet. Supplements are iffy. A wide variety of fruits, veggies, complex carbs is better. Get adequate amounts from foods. Read up on food sources of nutrients. ...Read more
Will having a compromised immune system and generally being overall unhealthy affect MGUS that I've been diagnosed with several years ago?
I have lupus and have recently started a cleansing treatment the warning label says this product has not been pasteurized and therefore may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children the elderly and persons with weakened immune sy
What causes delayed dentition? Pt has adequate calcium/vit d intake and is otherwise well nourished.
If amino acid are protein builder, and it helps to improved after surgery, then it has to be good for overall health?
Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).
No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...Read more
Is it advisable to take a turmeric and piperine supplement to promote an overall and generally healthy lifestyle?
Wait for research!: Before spending your money, wait and see what form and how much truly helps. Any substance can kill or cure or just make you poor. It's all in the details. There's some promising hints but the studies in humans used very few. Best bet? Do proven things, low fat, less protein, more exercise, less booze, and being happy, will all definitely help! ...Read more
I have been taking care of cholesterol level with use of diet. It has to move along with a lets say 6.9 cholesterol level?
Don't understand: im sorry, I've looked at this question several times but have never figured out what you are asking. Would you please restate in another way? Thanks ...Read more
Hair has been following out due to stress, what vitamins or supplements can I use to promote good hair growth and a healthly immune system?
Manage stress: Stress will cause hair loss, so managing the stress is very important. Consider meditation and exercise to help. In addition to those, eating well, sleeping well are critical. You can try the supplements with biotin that are made to help hair growth. Vitamin b12, iron, thyroid and low adrenal levels may also cause hair loss, so consider getting those checked. ...Read more
Not breastfed as child. Is there any way to make up for this with vitamins, supplements, etc. as adult? Have always had a compromised immune system
GET OVER IT: BF infants have benefits in lifetime incidence of various disorders like diabetes but the primary benefit is during the breast feeding period.It has transient (time limited)immune factors that help keep germs from invading the gut, but these are diluted when solid foods and gone after weaning. If your system is compromised, have it evaluated. Supplements have little value unless you are deficient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ITP being an auto-immune disease, would a diet with less vitamin A, C and B6, proteins and probiotics to reduce the immune response be useful?
No: ITP is an autoimmune disease in which platelets are destroyed and maybe even inhibited in production. Depending on the platelet count and clinical findings treatment can range from observation follow-up to multiple drug regimens. Dietary changes other than a well balanced and nutritional diet do not help. ...Read more