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Can Men Be Able To Lactate
Yes, but why?: Men have all the necessary plumbing for lactation and, under certain pathologic conditions, will lactate (the medical term is galactorhea). However, it is not physiologically normal for men to do this but is most often a symptom of something out of whack hormonally. If this is you, see your doc for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more
Is it true that if men cuddle their teddy bears for a long time and love them like if they were babies, their breasts will grow and start to lactate?
No : No that is not true at all. ...Read more
When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?
Yes: There is a substantial amount of evidence linking performance enhancing drugs and male breast enlargement. I would recommend consultation first with your primary care provider. If the breast enlargement is still present after stopping the supplements, you can seek consultation with a plastic surgeon for male breast reduction surgery. ...Read more
No: The male breast does not have the same anatomy as the female breast. The female breast has tissue that is specialized to produce milk. The male breast does not. ...Read more
Fenugreek: There have been a number of herbs, spices and foods used traditionally to stimulate milk production, including asparagus, milk thistle, brewer's yeast, and alfalfa. But fenugreek is probably the most used and has the best evidence supporting it. Working with a lactation consultant is my favorite way to increase milk supply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a high lactate level cause any sort of pain? Is a lactate level of 4.1 of any particular concern?
4.1 is normal: Normal lactic acid ranges from 4.5 to 19.8 mg/dL (0.5-2.2 mmol/L) (lab values vary among diff. labs) Lactic acid levels get higher with strenuous exercise and can cause muscle pain. Other conditions can cause elevated LA —such as heart failure, a severe infection (sepsis), or shock—lower the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body or when the liver is severely damaged or diseased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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