Definition of Vasodilation:

Widening or enlarging of blood vessels, particularly arterioles, usually caused by nerve impulses or certain drugs that relax smooth muscle in the walls of the blood vessels.

Also: Vasodilator

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Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“...One effect of Ginkgo extract is that of promoting vasodilation and blood flow, thus providing a therapeutic effect on cognitive disorders and high blood pressure...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...After approximately 20 minutes of ice, blood vessels in the injured area dilate (open) slowly, increasing the tissue temperature, an effect which is termed "reactive vasodilation."  A study found that, despite the reactive vasodilation, there was a significant sustained reduction in local blood volume after ice was applied...”
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Gotu Kola a treatment
“...Gotu Kola is an adaptogen; alterative (depurative); antirheumatic; antiseptic; antispasmodic; bitter; mild diuretic; peripheral vasodilator; nervine & relaxant (large dose becomes sedative); vulnerary & connective tissue eutrophic; vermifuge...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...Hawthorn is antispasmodic, sedative, and a vasodilator.  Hawthorn may help the heart in several ways...”


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“...Precursor to histamine, a vasodilator and gastric juice stimulant...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy) a treatment
“...Whirlpool baths promote vasodilation and help stretch collagen tissue...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“One effect of Ginkgo extract is that of promoting vasodilation and blood flow.”
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Neem a treatment
“...The vasodilation and anti-inflammatory compounds will reduce the pressure on nerves that can cause the toothache.”


...related topic
“Any of a class of physiologically active substances present in many tissues, with effects such as vasodilation, vasoconstriction, stimulation of the smooth muscles of the bronchus or intestine, uterine stimulation; also involved in pain, inflammation, fever, allergic diarrhea, and dysmenorrhea...”


...the condition
“...If you experience flare-ups as a result of the following drugs, discuss the problem with your doctor ... Vasodilator drugs.  These drugs are used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease because of their ability to dilate the blood vessels...”


...recommendation Vinpocetine
“Personal testimonies indicate that vinpocetine, acting as a cerebral vasodilator, may be effective in some people for reducing tinnitus...”

Vinpocetine a treatment
“...When taken orally, vinpocetine can ... Increase vasodilation response to hypoxia...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...redness, warmth, and itching over areas of the skin; this "niacin flush" usually occurs when doses of 50mg or more are taken and is a result of the release of histamine by the cells, which causes vasodilation.  This reaction is harmless; it may even be helpful by enhancing blood flow to the "flushed" areas, and it lasts only 10-20 minutes...”
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