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Doctor insights on: Which Vitamin Has Been Shown To Have An Important Role In Wound Healing Maintaining Healthy Gums

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How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

Wound healing: Typically, vitamin c and zinc aid in wound healing. Would also recommend high protein diet and no tobacco use. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

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


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Can direct application of vitamin C affect wound healing?

Can direct application of vitamin C affect wound healing?

Possibly: However, vitamin c is critical in the formation of collagen. So getting enough fruits and vegetables is critical, and vitamin c supplementation is very helpful in wound healing. Take at least 1000 mg 3 times daily with active healing and 1000 for maintenance daily. ...Read more

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I would like to know about the role of vitamin E for maintaining glowing skin and healthy hair.

I would like to know about the role of vitamin E for maintaining glowing skin and healthy hair.

Yes it is good: Vit e is fat soluble vitamin and is a good moisturizer and is used for glowing skin to be used lacally, and there is some evidence that it may be good for healthy hair. ...Read more

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How do vitamins and minerals interact to maintain bone health?

How do vitamins and minerals interact to maintain bone health?

Many ways: In many ways but a key one is bones are made of minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) & collagen; vitamins are essential to absorb minerals & build collagen. We can't absorb calcium without vit. D &a. Vit. K directs calcium to our bones (instead of arteries/soft tissues). Vit c supports collagen production.
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What are the best vitamins to maintain a healthy heart?

What are the best vitamins to maintain a healthy heart?

Cheap ones if any: Supplement ads create the false idea that these are the key to health and that nutritional deficiencies cause most disease in the developed world. It's not true. A cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement is all you need & probably more, unless you're a vegetarian. The key to heart health isn't pills of any kind, it's lifestyle. ...Read more

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How do vitamins and minerals work together to maintain bone health if 65 and healthy?

How do vitamins and minerals work together to maintain bone health if 65 and healthy?

Calcium/ Vitamin D: Calcium and vitamin d work together. Vitamin d enhances intestinal absorption of calcium. So if you are deficient in vitamin d, then the calcium being consumed will not be absorbed correctly. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements can I take to maintain healthy skin every day?

Which vitamin supplements can I take to maintain healthy skin every day?

Vitamins-no: The most important thing you can do to maintain healthy skin is to avoid sunlight exposure i.e., use sun screen when out in the sun, especially if you are fair skinned. If you a sensible diet, you don't need vitamins or supplements. ...Read more

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Can I maintain good health just w/exercise and vitamins?

Can I maintain good health just w/exercise and vitamins?

Not alone: The exercise will certainly help, but you also need a healthy diet, plenty of sleep and a good social support system.

Currently the efficacy of vitamin supplements is up for some debate, but what is certain is that they are no substitute for a healthy balanced diet. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

All of them: There are many vitamins that when lacking, cause dental problems; but, recommended daily allowances are only the dosages of vitamins that are minimum to prevent deficiency syndromes. The optimal amount of vitamins for health is still debatable. Good balanced nutrition is vital to good health and healing. If eating balanced healthy food is too difficult, our office recomends pharmanex sups. ...Read more

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I am a 20 female, I take omega-3 every day and I eat mostly healthy food, what other vitamins could I take to maintain my health?

I am a 20 female, I take omega-3 every day and I eat mostly healthy food, what other vitamins could I take to maintain my health?

Healthy: At your age, If you are in good health, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep & rest, then you don't need any supplemental vitamins!! ...Read more

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What the role of taking multi vitamins in treatment of graves disease?

What the role of taking multi vitamins in treatment of graves disease?

I do not see much of: A role of vitamin in that disease. As grave's disease autoimmune disease, there is a tendency to have concomitant other autoimmune diseases that causes vitamin disease like celiac disease and pernicious anemia ...Read more

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Is a reading of 40 low for vitamin d and if so what type of health issues could it have on me for example could it prevent a fracture from healing?

Is a reading of 40 low for vitamin d and if so what type of health issues could it have on me for example could it prevent a fracture from healing?

Over 30 is normal --: Value of vit d. So your vit d is well within normal limits.
Low vit d affects bone healing, causes tiredness, fatigue etc. Check with your gp, to ensure your general health is good ; also to confirm the reading of vit d, with your lab doctor, to ensure its within normal limits, as different labs do use different references, especially in different countries. So have that checked.
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Can there be any vitamins or other medicines that help maintain vision or hearing?

Can there be any vitamins or other medicines that help maintain vision or hearing?

Probably none: In the first world, there is an adequate supply of every vitamin and nutritional need in the typical diet. So vision and hearing do fine and it would take an extreme diet to disturb these. You might needs supplements for other health conditions but they will not help these systems. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C really good for your gums?

Is vitamin C really good for your gums?

Yes: In general, nutritional health is important in controlling gum disease. Vit c and other antioxidants contribute to your overall health and thus are part of periodontal care. Deficiencies symptoms of vitamin c--also known as scurvy--include bleeding and spongy gums along with general weakness, anemia and skin irritations. Our office provides a test to measure intracellular antioxidant levels. ...Read more

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If I can stomach fluids and vitamins, is this enough to maintain good nutrition?

Probably not. : You should still eat real food to get all the co-factors that help the vitamins work more efficiently. ...Read more

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Can Vitamin D insufficiency cause sore, bleeding gums?

Can Vitamin D insufficiency cause sore, bleeding gums?

No: Vit-c deficiency can cause bleeding gums. Vit-d deficiency causes rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults which is a failure of calcification of cartilage and bone. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Possibly: The research was done in 1972 on animals. Other nutrients may be even more important. The goal is to prevent deficiencies. Zinc is very important for the production of Progesterone and vital for the developing fetus. Vitamin d deficiency is very common and restoring vitamin d to normal levels increases successful pregnancies. Eat healthy, sleep well, de-stress and move frequently. ...Read more

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Please answer! What vitamins should I take to help gum recession?

Please answer! What vitamins should I take to help gum recession?

First things first: You need to determine the cause of the recession. Periodontitis (gum disease)? Brushing too hard? Grinding your teeth? Vitamins alone will not solve these conditions. Have yourself examined by a local dentist, with radiographs, to determine what problems you may have. Afterward, you can discuss a healthy diet together with any supplements that you might need. ...Read more

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What vitamin helps maintain the normal flora of the vagina?

What vitamin helps maintain the normal flora of the vagina?

Vagina: No vitamin. Probiotics- lactobaccilus (found in culture yogurt also). ...Read more

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Is it good vitamin C tablets for gum disease?

Is it good vitamin C tablets for gum disease?

It may help: Vitamin c deficiency contributes to gum disease. Vitamin c is an antioxidant which aids in the maintenance and repair of connective tissue. Its antioxidant properties help in the oxidant rich environment of gum disease. Smokers in particular are very susceptible to have vitamin c deficiency. But, gum disease needs to be professionally treated, because vitamin c deficiency is just one risk factor. ...Read more

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I drink RARELY and MODESTLY but experience numb gums and fingertips. Goes away the next morning. Vitamin workup came back great. Should I worry?

I drink RARELY and MODESTLY but experience numb gums and fingertips. Goes away the next morning. Vitamin workup came back great. Should I worry?

You R talking about : Possible neuropathy or circulatory issues of your fingertips, and numb gums, two different possibilities. Make sure to contact your dentist for gum issues, and your PCP for your numb fingertips. That is not normal, and you'll need further work up regarding your circulation. Glad your vitamin panels came back good. Now for the rest of your body! May need to look at serum/fasting glucose levels too. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin B12 deficiendcy cause swollen gums?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin B12 deficiendcy cause swollen gums?

Possibly: Vitamin c deficiency is the cause of gum problems along with improper brushing and not taking care of the gums with periodic cleanings(every 6 months). B12 is very important vitamin that is involved in many functions as well. ...Read more

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Is it true that vitamin C can help repair your gums around your teeth?

Is it true that vitamin C can help repair your gums around your teeth?

Yes: Vitamin c is required for the normal health of the gums. Placing it on the gums will have no impact and unless you are low on vitamin c adding extra will have little impact.
If you smoke, extra vitamin c can help with the healing but then it would be better to not smoke... If one can stop. ...Read more

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What vitamins help maintain the skin's integrity?

What vitamins help maintain the skin's integrity?

Good nutrition: "Extra" vitamins are not going to help you stay younger-appearing or make your skin stronger or more youthful. Good nutrition is always important, but more vitamins than your body needs only stresses your kidneys and pocketbook! And they don't help! Eat a balanced diet, don't gain weight, and stay out of the sun. Smoking is a real no. Other than that, your genetics is the real basis for aging. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more