A 35-year-old member asked:
How come glutamine helps in healing skin ulcers?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Protein: Glutamine is an Amino Acid and it is abiding block of protein. Any help in healing would be as a supplement to rebuilding tissue in someone with a poor nutritional staid. The physical factors in the causation of ulcer must be addresses to heal and prevent recurrence of ulcers.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Glutamine is fuel: Som cells that are important in wound healing use glutamine for fuel--skin (epithelial cells) & immune system (lymphocytes, macrophages, fibroblasts, etc.). Many physicians & dietitians recommend glutamine supplementation for patients with wounds (skin ulcers, trauma, burns, etc).
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Last updated Jan 2, 2015
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