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Niacin To Help Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Niacin Increases Facial Wasting?

I just purchased a niacin product called Nialor. A friend said he just saw something about niacin increasing facial wasting. Is this true?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Not at all. A small study actually showed that niacin may improve visceral fat.Be aware that niacin can cause a very unpleasant flush of the skin that make some people feel like they are burning up. Taking an aspirin 30 min before seems to help some... Read more »

Niacin?

What dosage of niacin to you recommend to help increase cholesterol (HDL)?Thank you very much....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Niacin, a B vitamin, is one of the best ways to increase HDL,the good cholesterol that helps to clean your arteries. However, it is a tricky supplement to take. It can cause a "flush" in many people that makes them feel extremely hot... Read more »

Very High Lipids Niacin 2,000 a day makes me sick

Hello, I'm mega-dosing on Niacin about 2,000 a dayI tried the 3,000 a daybut it's making me realsick, so I went back downto 2,000 millagrams, allof this is due to very lipidsthat don't, (just won't go down) I'm taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you don't need to be on the protease inhibitors switching off them would likely help the lipids. Seeing a dietician, exercising, and considering adding atorvastatin carefully (and decreasing or stopping the niacin) might be a consideration.... Read more »

Niacin & Cholesterol

My LDL and HDL totaled 249 with the HDL totaling 51. Is this considered too high? I wanted to know if I started taking Niacin if that would help lower my cholesterol?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Niacin is effective in lowering cholesterol levels. Some people may be bothered by side effects such as flushing. You don't indicate what your LDL is, but it appears to be above the recommended level. Your HDL is high, which is good.... Read more »
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Neuropathy. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »