Swelling & Edema in Pregnant Heroin Addicts
One problem that many pregnant heroin addicts have is swelling in the arms and legs. Dr. Bob is mentioned many times on this web site. He was a MD internal medicine, orthomolecular doctor, MD psychiatrist, chiropractor, and healer who lived to 108 years. He treated addicts in the 1930's and still treated them into the 1990's.
In the decades that Dr. Bob helped addicts he found many pregnant heroin addicts had edema in the arms and legs. Dr. Bob practiced a system of medicine called orthomolecular medicine, which uses natural substances, non-toxic, and safe in a wide range of dose. It uses mainly vitamins, minerals, and herbs. In orthomolecular medicine it is known that water balance in the limbs is controlled by vitamin B6. Dr. Bob simply used this knowledge from orthomolecular medicine to advise using 100-300 mg per day of vitamin B6 in divided doses to help edema. In addition, vitamin B6 will usually not work unless you take a multivitamin and mineral along with it. The reason is B6 needs cofactors to do its work and the multi can provide this. Dr. Bob recommended the multivitamin and mineral called Maxilife from Twin Labs. The reason he recommended Maxilife is it has the right doses for people who have vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Heroin is stressful on the body and stress can lead to nutrient depletion. Therefore normal amounts of vitamins and minerals may not be adequate for a heroin addict and Maxilife has the extra amounts addicts may need.
Also, Dr. Bob felt magnesium was important in water balance. He advised 1-gram of magnesium ascorbate and he said do not drink chocolate milk at the same time.
In conclusion, Dr. Bob worked for decades with heroin addicts. He found that 100-300 mg of vitamin B6 along with a multivitamin and mineral could often cure or improve edema of the limbs in pregnant heroin addicts.
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