Niacin and circulation

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Avatar n tn Health benefits of niacin (Vitamin B3) include maintaining good blood circulation, healthy robust skin condition, and normal functioning of brain, boosting memory power, aiding the digestive tract to absorb sufficient carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, relaxing effect on arthritis condition and also reducing schizophrenia state. The most important benefits of niacin or vitamin B3 is lowering high cholesterol levels and controlling it.
1495437 tn?1288802515 I would recommend 100mg of Niacin along with Bromelin (a pineapple extract that dissolves blood clots and sometimes red spots) and then lots of antioxidants. Niacin has some interesting bonding properties to antioxidants and their release, and if you're going to increase circulation, you want to make sure what you're circulating are things that will help your body and your skin.
Avatar n tn Give a niacin vitamin pill to take the next time the blue color wppears and see if it disappears. Niacin dilates the blood vessels. That would suggest he has a condition that is causing constriction of blood vessels.
Avatar f tn Some doctors use niacin-a type of vitamin B, as it is believed to help in ear circulation and conduction. Apart from this, hearing aids, telephone amplifiers, cochlear implants can be used to amplify the sound. Please consult your specialist regarding this. Yes, migraine is a risk factor for SSHL. The cause is not known, and it is a rare link between the two conditions. However, since it is possible, please ask your doctor about it. You may be put on medications to prevent migraine attacks.
1236893 tn?1408490528 Fish oil supplements can lower blood pressure, reduce arterial plaque and they also lower triglycerides. Niacin raises HDL, which is known as "good cholesterol". HDL cholesterol removes bad LDL cholesterol and arerial plaque. According to the FDA, "Niacin is the best agent known to raise blood levels of HDL, which helps remove cholesterol deposits from the artery walls." Naturally the FDA removed this quote from their website.
Avatar m tn It involved moving a small circular vibrating metal disc over the surfaces of your leg while the disc emits and receives ultrasonic sound which is displayed on a CRT and recorded. If the problem is with the micocirculation slow-release niacin will be helpful is assisting with circulation. If you smoke, you must stop immediately. The carbon monoxide inhaled will reduce the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. Generally, an evaluation by a vascular specialist is suggested.
Avatar f tn Foods with a rich content of Vitamin A, potassium, phosphorus, and niacin also are helpful. Having a manicure can also help with brittle nails. Keeping the nails trimmed and even makes it less likely that the nails will crack or tear. Making it a point to massage your fingertips at least a couple of times a day can help improve the flow of blood around the nails. Increased circulation will allow the nails to absorb nutrients easier and promote the production of nails that are healthy.
Avatar n tn My feet have just started getting pins and needles when walking, I am 50 years old and have had type 1 diabetes for 35 years but circulation in my feet has been really good.
Avatar f tn Some doctors use niacin-a type of vitamin B, as it is believed to help in ear circulation and conduction. Apart from this, hearing aids, telephone amplifiers, cochlear implants can be used to amplify the sound. Please consult your specialist regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar m tn the closing and relaxing of a muscle is dependent on the four mineral horseman of function, calcium (Ca), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), and potassium (K). Sodium constricts and potassium relaxes, with Ca and Mg initiating each phase of the action. If an individual is low in potassium, it appears that that singular event of low potassium can be sufficient to permit a cramp to occur.
Avatar f tn Check if you have diabetes.If not then Buy niacin pills take one and Crush half of the other and put it in your middle of your butt. I did it and cured me 7 years now .Niacin heals from bones out through your skin.Doctors Say!
Avatar n tn This herb is used in Germany to help Alzeimer patients improve their cognitive functions and memory. It helps to improve your blood circulation to the brain and is way safer to take than medication! The only thing you have to be careful of is not to combine it with blood thinning medication including Ibuprofen. You can easily find information about it on the web. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I have also tried lots of drugs neurotics, cymbalta, niacin, vitamins like the Bs and other. At is point not sure who else to talk to or what else to try, so any thoughts would be much appreciated:) Other issues: Migraines This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/Long-term-foot-and-ankle-pain/show/1958475">Long term foot and ankle pain</a>.
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Avatar m tn If there is no skin problem then the other problems could be nerve problems, circulation problems, and diabetes etc.A high dose of vitamin niacin leads to the dilation of the small blood vessels found throughout the surface of your skin. This results in dark skin and a warming, tingling or slight burning of your skin. Do get yourself evaluated. A complete history and clinical examination will be really helpful. I sincerely hope it helps. Best wishes!
Avatar m tn I have also tried lots of drugs neurotics, cymbalta, niacin, vitamins like the Bs and other. At is point not sure who else to talk to or what else to try, so any thoughts would be much appreciated:) Other issues: Migraines Link to other post I have made: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn I inherited a tendency toward high cholesterol from my Dad and have been mindful of that for several years, and am trying to exercise more, eat less sat fat, and take niacin daily. Right now my LDL = 117 (which isn't terrible), and my total = 193. I am a vegetarian, though, and eat better and exercise more than most of my family and many of the people I know, and sometimes it just doesn't seem fair that I do all these things and my levels are STILL in the high range (esp.
Avatar n tn These patients should not directly supplement vitamin A or beta carotene, and should also avoid niacin (vitamin B3) and supplements containing extracts from the chaparral shrub. (Some research found absolutely no correlation between cirrhosis and vitamin A levels in the liver and concluded that cirrhosis patients were not at increased risk from vitamin A supplementation, while other studies showed decreased vitamin A levels in cirrhosis patients.
385322 tn?1200189002 Some of those flushes are uncomfortable and will make your skin burn like niacin does in large doses. That on top of w/d sounds like added discomfort. But i have never actually tried one, only second hand info.
Avatar n tn gas,bloated stomach, gastritis my eyes are having a problem, had pains on my eyes, burning and very bloodshot, still under investigation anyways all this started in june for 2 weeks i felt tired and sleepy then one night my right eye lid was drooping down,so i exercised thinking must be a circulation issue, i woke up the next morning with body tingling face arms, weakness, panic attacks, couldnt breath wel, went to drs that whole week and was told it was nothing, maybe a virus and panic attack
Avatar n tn I quit the Astelin antihistamine spray and the Rhinocort spray, because I felt it was making me worse and dizzy-er. I've been taking Bcomplex and Niacin and Vit. C. I run an air cleaner in my bedroom at all times. Went to see a chiropractor. Normally I wouldn't trust one, but he's a friend and has helped my husband with disk problems. He's used some kind of electrical vibrating thing where my neck meets my skull and now my ear's not hurting. (Could be him, could be the Prednisone).
Avatar m tn Grape Seed Extract, L-cariin, Apigenin, Griffonia Simplicifolia Extract, Niacin, and Luteolin all work together to improve the circulation of blood, testosterone circulation levels, and hgh levels even while encouraging an optimal balance of estrogen.
Avatar m tn C) Did they generally (upper extremity) check your orthostatic blood pressures and pulses (lying down, sitting and standing)? If so, was there any evidence of any kind of orthostatic intolerance (problem with standing with the numbers)? D) If your lipid panel, magnesium level, CRP, and peripheral doppler testing were fine and your did any of the doctors suggest trying compression socks/hosiery? E) How long did you try acupuncture for?
Avatar m tn ) of these things can interfere with getting blood to the penis and keeping it there...Without circulation, numbness can occur...If you haven't, please talk to your urologist or your general practitioner about circulation concerns, and the side effects of any meds you are on. Some people find time-release niacin helps for circulation support... If there is a circulation stricture in the groin area, some have success with a stent placement to open things back up...Good luck!
Avatar n tn About 3 month's ago I noticed partial numbness in the top half, and edge of my foot. After taking Niacin (Niacin increase blood circulation) about 50% of the numbness went away - suddenly. During the last month I noticed that one of the toes became partially numb on top, bottom half. Toe-by-toe, four toes are now effected. My "big toe" is not effected. I also notice that the skin on the same foot is dry - a "sunburn look" with the burn. MS has been rule out.
1043163 tn?1253215512 saturated margarines (replace with low cholesterol margarine and canola, olive and other vegetable oils), replace high fat meats with lean cuts, increase your chicken intake (no skin) and fish intake and fresh fruits and vegetables. Low fat dairy, legumes and whole grains are good to add to your diet. Reduce your intake of white carbs and sugar. For exercise try looking into swimming which is easy on the body and can cool you down.
Avatar f tn What you've described sounds similar to Reynauld's, a disease of peripheral circulation with signs and symptoms resembling your experience. The suggestions caregiver222 gave are all good, though check to see if the supplements he suggested interact with any HRT or other meds you are on before trying them. I'd add wearing gloves if necessary to keep your hands warm.
Avatar n tn I took Geritol for about 3 weeks as well as my husband, then i thought i was pregnant and switched over to prenatal pills, and sure enough i was! Im currently 7 weeks pregnant. Good luck to you!! My pregnancy isnt going so well though(not geritol related) but hopefully yours will be better!!
Avatar n tn What you want to do is to improve circulation. This can sometimes be accomplished by slow-release niacin and omega-3 fish oil, 1000 mg a day, but the reason for the lack of circulation should be determined professionally. It may be developing diabetes, which affects both macrocirculation and microcirculation. On the other hand there could be arterial blockage, which would be evaluated by a color dopplar.
602157 tn?1443565954 My problem was poor circulation to my ears causing the fluid to get thick as molasses so when I would move the fluid would not move fast enough causing dizziness. I was prescribed Niacin (vitamin B3) which opens up blood vessels so the circulation would improve. This has worked wonders. The Niacin I take is NIASAFE-600 by Thorne (540 mg) twice daily. I have also been performing the Epley Maneuver once a day in the morning to move any crystals out of the vestibular canal.