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side effect of monosodium glutamate

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
MSG: Msg is a food additive which enhances flavor of many foods. It does not contain gluten but many foods that contain msg may contain gluten. Best to c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MSG: Called Chinese Restaurant syndrome, after eating food that has the additive MSG, leading to headache, sweating, skin flushing, nausea, fatigue, numbne ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: It's actually the sodium salt of an essential amino acid.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
NO: I don't think there are even any calories in msg. However, it can cause flushing, headache, sweating, numbness around the mouth, palpitations, and in ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't answer: Such a question. Any vasocobstriction in anypart of the body, in some people? Sure, can't say it is impossible. There might always be someone, somew ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
MSG: Msg is a flavoring agent and Amino Acid commonly used in asian cooking. It imparts a meaty taste to food. It is not toxic but in some causes a feel ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early deat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Too Many: It is the sole ingredient in accent. Used in chinese food as well as spanish food, but because of it's excellent ability to enhance the taste of food, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
42 years experience Neurology
Migrain and MSG: Msg is known to cause migraine headache. So if msg caused you headache, you should avoid it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early deat ... Read More

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