Evening Primrose Oil

Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
RSS Email Print This Page Comment

Health Benefits

EPO may have anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic activities. EPO appears to be effective in some cases of rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been found to be indicated in some other inflammatory disorders, such as Sjogren's syndrome and ulcerative colitis. Diabetic neuropathy, osteoporosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), hypertension and elevated serum lipids appear to be some other uses. 


EPO has been used with some preliminary success in some cancers, principally cerebral gliomas. It has not proved useful for tardive dyskinesia, premenstrual syndrome or menopausal flushing. It may be indicated in some cases for atopic dermatitis,
particularly to help with itching, as well as for uremic skin conditions in hemodialysis patients. It should probably not be used in efforts to enhance immunity as it may be immunosuppressive. EPO is approved in the United Kingdom as a pharmaceutical treatment for atopic dermatitis and mastalgia.

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
tinu3210 Thursday, March 26, 2009

very informative good thanks

Health Topics A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Medindia Health Topics Search

Breast Cancer

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Doctor Search

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook