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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
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. 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
Dr. Vasu Brown
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