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what are the dangers of dextrose

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it m ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Diabetes: Diabetes and of cousrse it needs the Insulin too.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dextrose: We use that to treat diabetics with hypoglycemic reactions. Also starving kids with diarrhea and vomiting. There is no reason that anyone that can ea ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, unless: You have diabetes, then no!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Glucose is essential as an energy source for RBC and other cells in the body. Excess glucose, as in diabetes, binds to proteins and alters their struc ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It's sugar: And it's exactly the same as eating the same amount of table sugar.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
15 years experience Sports Medicine
It's sugar: I don't know how you would use it. It's sugar water. I guess if you wanted to recover your glycogen stores it might be useful. Otherwise i see no d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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None. : Hi. Boy, THAT was easy! Dextrose is just glucose. Do YOU think powdered sugar does you any good...unless you're a diabetic treating hypoglycemia??? 4 ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they nee ... Read More

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