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glucosamine chondroitin for cervical spondylosis

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Help cartilage: They are the building blocks of normal cartilage. If you can take them in a form that you can absorb thru your GI tract there is some research that sh ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No no effect on gout: It has no effect on gout good or bad.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No evidence !: These substances are not preservatives. Used for arthritis problems, primarily osteoarthritis. I, as are many others, skeptical of there benefit. No ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very few: GI issues are most common. If you are diabetic glucosamine may mildly increase your blood sugar.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no effect on ligaments.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no effect on accutane.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Take thyroid first: Take your thyroid med first thing in the morning and wait an hour before other meds and supplements. This should be safe with glucosamine/chondroitin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Lack of evidence: There is no hard conclusive evidence that they work. Anecdotes do not count. However, if the diagnosis is osteoarthritis, especially of the knee or sh ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: I have not seen much in the way of side effects with these supplements. A while back there was some speculation that glucosamine might raise the bloo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
31 years experience Radiology
Mild side effects: Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is often taken as a nutritional supplement for arthritis. In several large clinical trials the side effects were m ... Read More
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