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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Would chromium be a good supplement to take while taking zyprexa (olanzapine) in order to prevent high blood sugar, diabetes or other things?
No: It has no value in preventing any of those conditions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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