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Coenzyme Q10 Treatments

Coenzyme Q10 has some suggested or considered benefits, either to a small or large degree, as a treatment for a variety of issues. Please remember that these are merely claims, and the actual level of effectiveness in particular cases may not be known. The following diseases and conditions are some in which coenzyme Q10 has been used for treatment or supposed benefits:

Alzheimer's disease
Angina (chest pain from clogged heart arteries)
Anthracycline chemotherapy heart toxicity
Breast cancer
Cardiomyopathy (dilated, hypertrophic)
Exercise performance
Friedreich's ataxia
Gum disease (periodontitis)
Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)
Heart conditions (mitral valve prolapse in children)
Heart failure
Heart protection during surgery
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Increasing sperm count (idiopathic spermatozoa)
Kidney failure
Mitochondrial diseases and Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
Muscular dystrophies
Parkinson's disease

CoQ10 has been tested for uses with regards to diabetes and Huntington's disease, but has not shown evidence of benefits, or has shown negative evidence in some situations.

Prior to using coenzyme Q10 please discuss the situation with a doctor, medical professional, or someone else able to give proper medical advice. Consider the possible side effects of taking it.

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