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Can Supplements Treat Edema?

Monday, 08 Oct 2012 08:05 AM


Question: I have developed swelling over the top of my sock line above the ankle on both legs. My blood pressure is 130/74. What can I do to reduce this swelling in my legs?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Swelling of the lower legs and ankles can indicate early heart failure or vascular disorders of the legs and pelvis. The cause of the edema (fluid collection) needs to be determined.
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If one has mild to moderate heart failure, hawthorn extract will strengthen the heart muscle and lower blood pressure. This will make the edema subside. CoQ10 in a dose of 200 to 300 mg a day and 500 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine twice a day will also help strengthen one’s heart.
On occasion, such edema can result from leaky veins and several supplements can help this — such as hesperidin chalcone, vitamin C, and grape seed extract



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