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Doctor insights on: Borrelia Burgdorferi Glutamic Acid

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What exactly does borrelia burgdorferi do to your cells to cause Lyme disease?

What exactly does borrelia burgdorferi do to your cells to cause Lyme disease?

Multiple imbalances: Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria have the most complex genome of any bacteria & create multiple imbalances.They can infect any organ & prevent that organ from functioning properly & elicit an inflammatory response. They suppress immune function, often opening the door for other infections, produce microbial toxins, create hormonal imbalances etc. See http://ldnr.Us/lyme_disease_pathophysiology.Html. ...Read more

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Why would I need a borrelia burgdorferi antibody assay?

Why would  I   need a borrelia burgdorferi antibody assay?

Lyme disease: Borrlia burgdorferi is the bacteria that causes lyme disease. Your doctor may be testing you to rule it in or out. ...Read more

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Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

No: The total population of ticks in any grassy, wodded area could be in the millions. Several published studies on tick populations have shown 25-30% of the ticks were carrying lyme in an endemic area (an area where lyme disease is present). ...Read more

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Can "Shwartzman phenomenon" be caused by bacterial endotoxins from borrelia burgdorferi? Do people with Lyme ever get blood clots from this?

Can "Shwartzman phenomenon" be caused by bacterial endotoxins from borrelia burgdorferi?  Do people with Lyme ever get blood clots from this?

Lyme a spirochete: The Shwartzman phenomenon is reaction following the second exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, with tissue bleeding, necrosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Lyme disease is caused by B. burgdorferi, a spirochete, or zoonosis. Treatment can cause a Herxheimer reaction with fever, myalgia and arthralgia as toxins are released from the dead spirochetes. ...Read more

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Why does l glutamic acid give me anxiety?

Why does l glutamic acid give me anxiety?

Excitatory: Glutamate molecule in the brain acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter, actually it is the most ubiquitous excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain.So it is possible this is how it leads to elevation of your anxiety. ...Read more

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Does glutamic acid good for als?

Does glutamic acid good for als?

Not at all: Quite the reverse, as many recommended meds are designed to inhibit glutamate responses. Regardless, the sole approved drug, Riluzole merely delays intubation, and is otherwise disappointing. Do not look for alternative therapies, they do not exist here in this very discouraging disorder. ...Read more

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Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Glutamic acid decarb: Not that I am aware of. There are two forms of this enzyme coincidentally and the antibody is felt to be an autoimmune response to predict Insulin requirement in early type one diabetics. ...Read more

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What things, in the body, regulate glutamic acid? Glutamic acid decarboxylase? Glutamate receptors (nmda, ampa...Etc.)? What else is involved?

It's complicated...: There are some very exciting discoveries on the metabolism of glutamate... There are multiple pathways impacting on things such as gaba neurotransmitter, nitrogen clearance from the liver portal, etc... These pathways play vital roles in survival! please read this.... And email me your questions if you'd like! http://voh.Chem.Ucla.Edu/vohtar/spring04/classes/153ch/pdf/kelly%20and%20stanley.Pdf. ...Read more

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I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml. Is this anything to worry about? Labcorp says the result is "high".

I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml.  Is this anything to worry about?  Labcorp says the result is "high".

Why ordered?: This is supposed to be a marker for a kid who's likely to get juvenile onset diabetes. Are you perhaps a newly-diagnosed diabetic? There's talk that elevated antibodies sort-of predicts that diabetes in an adult will behave more like type i diabetes (require insulin) than type ii, but i'm not aware of a consensus on whether there is a treatment guideline. Read up & ask for a clear answer. ...Read more

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If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein..Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein..Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

A lot: Glutamate overall is an excitatory protein in the body. It stimulates the perception of taste and appetite. It also acts on the pancreas and liver. Our bodies need some but too much can cause a lot of different problems such as weight gain, diabetes, and neurotoxicity. In addition to avoiding high glutamate foods it is useful to consume extra carnitine (high in red meat) to counter the glutamate. ...Read more

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L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?

Possibly but...: Good question without an easy answer. Glutamate is an "excitotoxin" that is not healthy for anyone but some people are more sensitive to it than others. There are a variety of uncommon glutamate metabolism disorders but you do not need to have one of these to be adversely affected by glutamate. Dysesthesias are not a known symptom of antibodies to glutamate receptors. See my comments:. ...Read more

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Dear doctors,I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?

Dear doctors,I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?

Safe in moderation: BCAA and other protein foods etc are generally safe if used in moderation and not extended periods (6 months). Read the label carefully, manufacturer info . Check with doctor if you experience any symptom of fTigue cramps , abdominal pain or urinary problem etc. ...Read more

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Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Not useful tests tod: Why are you wasting your money doing tests which have no significant medical relavance? Find a good internist who can help you attain better health than you are suffering from by going off track. ...Read more

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In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0. Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?

In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0.
Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?

Type I diabetes.: With a hemoglobin A1C so high and I assume a high fasting glucose, unfortunately, it appears that you are diabetic. A high glutamic decarboxylase can mean anti-islet cell of the pancreas antibodies, but can also be elevated in other autoimmune conditions. A lower C-peptide and positive antibodies indicate Type I diabetes. If you are not on insulin yet, please seek help ASAP in the ER. ...Read more

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What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies(anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies?  Gad deficiency?  Glutamate receptor autoantibodies(anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

None of the above.: Msg - ubiquitous Amino Acid and major excitatory neurotransmitter in brain. Studied extensively. Does not cause allergy or intolerance except at high dose and only then in susceptible persons when given in large doses without food. See fda, j. Nutrition, food chem and toxicology, etc. ...Read more

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Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?

Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?

Baclofen side effect: High levels of glutamic acid, specially the glutamic acid dedecarboxylase may be associated with auto immumne disease and type one diabeties.Myoglobinis a muscle protein found in all muscle tissues including the heart, it helps to carry oxygen to the muscle.High levels of CPK indicates some muscle damage wich is in contradiction with low myoglobine.Baclofen may produce the symptoms you are complning. ...Read more

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Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL ( glutamic acid ), my memory and concentration been decreased lately. ?

Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL ( glutamic acid ), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.    ?

Don't take it.: Sukrol is an OTC supplement containing multiple ingredients, including glutamic acid, lecithin, and thiamine. It is impossible to predict whether any of these could have an interaction with your cyclosporine or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). Given the potentially dire consequences of an interaction, it is not worth it to take your chances with an unproven supplement. Good luck. ...Read more