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Which vitamins or supplements can a person take to prevent venous ulcers?

Which vitamins or supplements can a person take to prevent venous ulcers?

Vein ulcers: There are limited studies showing whether any supplements help with this disease process. There is some positive literature concerning horse chestnut seed extract. While this is available in healthfood stores, the production (and quality) cannot be guaranteed, making specfic recommendations for these supplements difficult as to brand and strength. Consult with your wound specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Which vitamins can you take to reduce bruises?

Which vitamins can you take to reduce bruises?

Check with your dr a: Check with your doctor about alternatives for reducing bleeding in skin. Vitamin k is a good source for reversal of Coumadin (warfarin) levels. ...Read more

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Could a man with addison disease save to take ginkgo biloba? Which kind of supplement must be avoid?

Could a man with addison disease save to take ginkgo biloba? Which kind of supplement must be avoid?

Resource: Here's a good resource for ginko: http://goo.Gl/csmgx don't know of any benefit with addisons. This site also includes a list of interactions. ...Read more

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Can the use of supplements cause a person to acquire any allergies to food?

Can the use of supplements cause a person to acquire any allergies to food?

Probably not: Why food allergies occur still remains a mystery though some details are emerging. Supplements are not thought to be involved, though. ...Read more

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Can patients with polycythemia vera take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements when deficient or will it cause clots?

Can patients with polycythemia vera take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements when deficient or will it cause clots?

B12/Folate: If i understand your question correctly if a patient with pcv polycythemia vera have documented Folic Acid or B12 deficiency, then those could be replaced. However, if the levels of B12 and folate (folic acid) are normal in blood, then i would not recommend it. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Yes: Most of us have some type of chemical imbalance or we'd all enjoy perfect health. Ideally see a holistic doc. For panic i advise magnesium-see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vits. Often help, esp. B6 ; niacinamide. Many with anxiety need the l-5-mthf form of folate (folic acid).All adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter.Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian ; skullcap. ...Read more

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What supplement or vitamin can I take that would increase blood curculation to knee?

What supplement or vitamin can I take that would increase blood curculation to knee?

Exercise: Exercise is best. Also consider infrared heat. Vitamin c, e, and other antioxidants will help protect your blood vessels against oxidative damage. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take lysine as an oral supplement? Can it really cause GI and kidney problems?

Is it dangerous to take lysine as an oral supplement? Can it really cause GI and kidney problems?

Appears safe but...: Lysine is generally considered safe by most authorities. There are reports that high doses can cause gallstones and increase cholesterol in animals but there is not evidence it does so in humans- see http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/lysine-safety-5003.Html there is one report of a woman who developed kidney failure after taking 3000 mg/day for 5 years, but that does not prove lysine caused it! ...Read more

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Can a body get used to unnatural multivitamins and be inable to obtain the natural vitamins from food? How frequently does that happen?

Can a body get used to unnatural multivitamins and be inable to obtain the natural vitamins from food? How frequently does that happen?

It doesn't: Food, supplements and vitamins are broken down into their components in the normal process of digestion. These small molecules are then absorbed and find their way to where they are needed in the body. The components of multivitamins, when broken down, are not unnatural and the body makes no distinction about the source. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

No: Although vitamin deficiencies can cause peripheral nerve disorders, especially B-1 and B-12, the pain and pattern of sciatica is due invariably to nerve compression at root level in lumbosacral cistern or in passage through pyriformis muscle group. ...Read more

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What mineral or vitamin should a person take while on fluoxetine to avoid deficiency?

What mineral or vitamin should a person take while on fluoxetine to avoid deficiency?

There is: no specific vitamin or mineral to take with fluoxetine. I know of no deficiency caused by this SSRI. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals prevent you from bruising easily?

Vit C and K, Calcium: We need almost all the vitamins and most of the minerals in their normal levels for regulation of all bodily systems including blood- part of hemotological system which included blood, bone marrow, and reticulo endothelial organs under which spleen, lympnodes , liver all come. Vitamin k is a procoagulant, helps to coagulate and avid bleeding tendency .Used in liver patients, who produce less vitk ...Read more

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Can taking a calcium supplement help heal a broken broken bone faster? If so, how much can be taken daily? And can any other vitamin/mineral help?

Can taking a calcium supplement help heal a broken broken bone faster? If so, how much can be taken daily? And can any other vitamin/mineral help?

No: Your body will get calcium from other areas to heal a fx. So while it will not directly help heal faster, it is likely a good idea in general to take calcium supplements, especially women. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be a vitamin deficiency? If so, which ones are good to take?

Can geographic tongue be a vitamin deficiency? If so, which ones are good to take?

Sometimes- B12, Zinc: There is no single cause of geographic tongue- it can have genetic tendencies, be caused by food sensitivities, toxins or imbalances of intestinal flora, but many find that vitamin B12 or zinc help. There is no guarantee these will help but they are safe to try-see http://collectivewizdom.Com/geographictongue-top10causesandcures.Html try B12 as sublingual methylcobalamin, zinc as zinc picolinate. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C and grape seed can cause damage to the kidney.... Or having an extra nutrition can cause damage to the kidney?

Does vitamin C and grape seed can cause damage to the kidney.... Or having an extra nutrition can cause damage to the kidney?

There are risks: Supplements, herbal medication, 'extra nutrition' all carry risks. Taken for a long time vitamin c increases the amount of kidney stones. There are many supplements that cause heavy metals to be deposited in the kidneys damaging them. There are also many supplements that cause inflammation in the kidneys damaging them. Recent research has shown 'extra' of good things doesn't mean extra good. ...Read more

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Can you insert probiotic supplements into the vagina to cure/prevent chronic yeast infections and if so is there a certain brand or type to use?

Can you insert probiotic supplements into the vagina to cure/prevent  chronic yeast infections and if so is there a certain brand or type to use?

Not yet: Note yet, at least not with any degree of certainty. However, research is ongoing, looking at which species and strains of microorganisms might someday be able to re-colonize the vagina and prevent overgrowth by fungi (ie, Candida) or other microbes ("BV"). Hopefully someday soon we will be able to apply "normal microbial flora" instead of antibiotics. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more