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glucosamine chondroitin smconc medication

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Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Sorry- no OTC medicine is used to treat this condition.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Cartilage Components: Glucosamine is a modified sugar that can be crosslinked to form shellfish shells and glycosaminoglyans, a major component of connective tissue. Chondr ... Read More
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Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
47 years experience Podiatry
Joint supplements : Many people develop osteoarthritis (wear and tear). It has been shown that by taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements joint repair can take p ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Cartilage rebuilder.: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger gro ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Rebuild cartilage.: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger gro ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience Sports Medicine
You can, but...: Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for kn ... Read More
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A 39-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no value for this problem.
A 31-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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Virtually none: They can cause mild GI issues. If you are a poorly controlled diabetic glucosamine could raise blood sugars.
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A 38-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Occasionally there will be GI intolerance. If you are diabetic and poorly controlled, glucosamine may raise blood sugar levels.

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