‘Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.’
Anne Wilson Schaef
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Dr Sarah Brewer
MSc (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC, FRSM
Dear Dr Brewer
I came across your website when researching CoQ10 supplements on internet and found it has a lot of very helpful advice not only on CoQ10 but also other areas which are of interest to me so I intend to read a lot more of it.
I was wondering whether you are considering writing any ‘Expert Tips’ on circulation. The reason I am asking is because of my mum. My mum is 70 years old and in June 2018 she broke her ankle. It was a complex fracture and she had to have an operation. She ended up with a metal plate, a wire and 9 screws in her leg. She is diabetic (type 2) but generally in good health and goes to the gym 3-4 times a week. Her bones have healed well but she continues to have problems with circulation in her leg with her skin turning dark red.
Are there any supplements or creams you would particular recommend she starts using?
Thanks very much for creating this website and sharing your knowledge and experience in such intelligible way.
Thank you Aneta. I have information on red vine leaf extracts for poor circulation and pycnogenol on my other website at the highlighted links. Best wishes, Sarah B
Dear Dr Sarah, I have mild FMD in my carotid arteries and the neurologist said it usually acts in a benign way but advised me to take 75mg aspirin daily. However I couldn’t tolerate it even with omeprazole. I was then given clopidogrel plus lanzopranol but couldn’t tolerate that either. He said don’t worry about it! I did some research and decided to take Circulease tablets about 2 years ago. Are these still the best to take or would something like vitamin E be better? I am 73
Hi Ann, if you are unable to tolerate aspirin or clopidogrel, then fruitflow (which is found in Circulease) is an excellent alternative, as long as your doctors support your choice. I’ve written about fruitflow on my other websites re blood clotting HERE and effects on blood pressure HERE. Best wishes, Sarah B