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

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prevention - none

Venous ulcers are due to underlying venous hypertension, usually from venous reflux or insufficiency.
This is addressed by laser closure or ablation if the superficial veins are involved, or long term compression therapy if the deep veins are involved. No vitamin or supplement will prevent this process, if the underlying pathology is not taken care of appropriately.

In brief: Prevention - none

Venous ulcers are due to underlying venous hypertension, usually from venous reflux or insufficiency.
This is addressed by laser closure or ablation if the superficial veins are involved, or long term compression therapy if the deep veins are involved. No vitamin or supplement will prevent this process, if the underlying pathology is not taken care of appropriately.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See vein specialist

Venous ulcers are a significant problem and can be treated .
There are many herbs for venous disease such as diosmin, rutins and horse chestnut but none of these are effective to heal a venous ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous reflux exam. If reflux is the cause of the ulcer, treating this will heal the ulcer and eradicate the pain.

In brief: See vein specialist

Venous ulcers are a significant problem and can be treated .
There are many herbs for venous disease such as diosmin, rutins and horse chestnut but none of these are effective to heal a venous ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous reflux exam. If reflux is the cause of the ulcer, treating this will heal the ulcer and eradicate the pain.
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology

In brief: None

There are no supplements that will prevent venous ulcers.
Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%.

In brief: None

There are no supplements that will prevent venous ulcers.
Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Hisperidine/Diosmin

Hisperidine and diosmin both are from grape seed extract this helps.
I also like vitamin k2 it helps with venous ulcers.

In brief: Hisperidine/Diosmin

Hisperidine and diosmin both are from grape seed extract this helps.
I also like vitamin k2 it helps with venous ulcers.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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