Just wondered if anyone had tried supplements to try to help their annies either heal - which I’m told is impossible, or at least avoid growth/slow any growth?
Caveat: The below is just conjecture & ‘mind ramblings’, I’m not qualified in ANY way with this stuff, it’s more for my own knowledge and I’m now wondering if anyone has tried any of this.
I’ve read about how Lysyl Oxidase (LOX) helps Collagen & Elastin crosslink to improve strength of the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) of arteries etc, and how copper and vitamin C are vital for LOX.
I’ve also read that reduced collagen production is seen in aneurysm walls and is thought to maybe be linked to rupture risk
I’ve also read that MMPs & macrophages are thought to contribute towards aneurysm wall degradation (degrading the aneurysm wall & collagen/elastin) & potentially worsen rupture chance…
So, has anyone here tried taking things like Vitamin C, copper, and Collagen supplements, to try to increase collagen production, interlacing of collagen & elastin, and also fight inflammatory agents like MMPs and macrophages?
I’m currently taking a few supplements whilst waiting for a referral - I’ve managed to drop my blood pressure (mainly through diet changes, trying to be less work-stressy, and breathing exercises 2 or 3 times every day), though it’s still higher than I’d like - from the previous 135 to 140 / 90, down to 116 to 125 / 75 to 82 depending on time/activity.
I thought about coQ10, which can be great for dropping blood pressure, BUT it’s a vasodilator, and I’m concerned what effect dilation would have on arteries :S So until I speak to a neuro, I’m holding off on that one.
Anyone else have thoughts or experiences to share?