Are there vitamin supplements that can help prevent and improve varicose veins?

Yes. There are some studies that show horse chestnut can have a positive effect on venous insufficiency. It apparently works on the lining of the vein called the endothelium. Because of this, it can decrease the amount of fluid that leaks from the veins as well as it is felt that this decreases the inflammation associated with venous insufficiency.
Sort of. The most effective suplement that exists for improving the symptoms of varicose veins is daflon 500 and it isn't available in the us. Daflon has been shown to help swelling due to varicose veins. Horse chestnut has been shown to help too, but the studies for horse chestnut are not as good as the daflon studies. Bottom line line, none of these can make broken veins work normally again.

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Can vitamin K supplements be taken to improve varicose veins?

No. I'm not aware of evidence from any well done study that indicates vitamin k supplements improve varicose veins. The most useful measures that you can do include wearing compression stockings, good aerobic activity like walking or biking, avoidance of hot baths, and maintenance of proper weight. Some supplements such as venostat may reduce symptoms due to veins, but won't clear the veins. Read more...
No. The best thing to do is to exercise and maintain a good body weight. You can also wear graduated compression stockings. Read more...
Not at all. Despite the claims that you will read that state otherwise, vitamin k supplements have no effect on varicose veins whatsoever, as drs. Hansen and zimmett said. If you have varicose veins that you want to do something about, you should see a vein specialist/phlebologist. Read more...
No . Vitamin k supplement have no effect on varicose veins. Wearing compression, staying fit and active are the best conservative treatments. If they bother you, you should see a vein specialist about other treatments. Read more...
Yes it is OK. The purpose of the evlt procedure is to close the incompetent saphenous vein. The blood breakdown products in the vein is an acute thrombus and is the goal of the treatment and part of the healing process. It should not however extend into the common femoral vein. If you are experiencing pain, you may obtain relief with wearing a compression stocking. Read more...
Several options. Intense pulsed light (photofacial) can close tiny red facial veins. Other methods are radiofrequency needle or sclerotherapy injections. Multiple sessions are needed. They all can work .Chose doctor who can use two or three different options so that the best option is available. Use adequate sunscreen to reduce sun damage (veins) on the face. Read more...
No. Vitamin k supplement have no effect on varicose veins. Wearing compression, staying fit and active are the best conservative treatments. If they bother you, you should see a vein specialist about other treatments. Read more...
NO. Vitamin k supplement have no effect on varicose veins. Wearing compression, staying fit and active are the best conservative treatments. If they bother you, you should see a vein specialist about other treatments. Read more...

What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

Manage stress. You ask about vitamins - the primary vitamins that have been cited as necessary to prevent gray hair are b-vitamins - b12, folate (folic acid) and biotin in particular. In my experience, the best gray hair prevention is stress management however. Learn how to not get frazzled. Meditate, do yoga, exercise, get enough sleep. Eat a healthy organic diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Don't go to med school. Read more...

Are vitamin supplements really worth take or do u obtain enough natural vitamins from food? I get the cold a lot and would vitamin tabs prevent it?

Yes and no. A person eating a mixed diet gets enough vitamins from diet. A person not eating enough food may need a multivitamin supplement and a person not getting enough sun exposure needs a vitamin d supplement. Vitamins do not prevent or treat colds. Read more...
Food and vitamins. To get sufficient vitamins from diet, a person needs balance and variety: meats, eggs, dairy, fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, juices. And processed refined foods are not vitamin rich. And, many foods are showing less vitamin content because soils are deficient. So, yes, the best carefully selected regular wide variety diet can provide all vitamins, but is a challenge. Add a high quality VIT. Read more...