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Can Monosodium Glutamate Cause Seizures
Thanks for all the answers on Glutamate; I didn't mean MSG though, I meant Glutamate that your body produces, like the excitatory-chemical in your brain that can cause seizures. It seems like Glutamate is often ascribed some blame for tinnitus, hyperacus
And your question is: I have not seen the earlier answers so am not sure what your question is? ...Read more
I was wondering does the consumption of products containing monosodium glutamate cause neurological impairment over time?
No: There was some question about this in the remote past but has largely been discounted. There are those who may have a sensitivity to this common food additive but it is likely short lived and of minor inconvenience. ...Read more
Can monosodium glutamate cause vasoconstriction (to any degree in any part of the body) in some people?
No... not as yet: No clinical evidence suggests that MSG promotes, incites or exacerbates disease states such as hypertension. When used as a seasoner to foods such as soups it's presence allows for up to 30-40% reduction of sodium chloride, which can exacerbate disease such as congestive heart disease. ...Read more
Which glutamate receptor (s) are affected negatively by monosodium glutamate: ampa, nmda, and/or kainate?
Numerous nowadays: Check with the package ingredient section on the container, and ask at restaurants. Less and less often is msg being used, even in the chinese restaurant scene. ...Read more
Flavor enhancer: As a flavor and in the right amount, msg can enhance other taste-active compounds, improving the overall taste of certain foods. Msg mixes well with meat, fish, poultry, many vegetables, sauces, soups and marinades, and increases the overall preference of certain foods like beef consommé. ...Read more
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 check with the manufacturer if you are uncertain of gluten-free status. Msg may cause severe symptoms and allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more
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 feeling of dizziness and even nausea. The effects, if they occur are not serious or dangerous but most foods with msg are labeled so they can be avoided and Asian restaurants will frequently list foods as msg free. ...Read more
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, it can be found virtually anywhere where taste enhancement is desired. ...Read more
Not known so...: Msg has not been shown to cause or adversely affect hypertension. It is a rather common food additve/sweetener and fortunately relatively safe, in moderation of course. If you have problem with hypertension, obviously you should consult doc for eval and treatment. It is not necessary that you advoid msg, but too much of anything is not good. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Called Chinese Restaurant syndrome, after eating food that has the additive MSG, leading to headache, sweating, skin flushing, nausea, fatigue, numbness or burning in mouth or throat. More severe symptoms are chest pains, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath.
Drink several glasses of water if symptoms mild. ...Read more
MSG: It will leave within an hour.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scared of eating Doritos now coz I didn't realise they contain monosodium glutamate. How much in ounces would you have to eat to increase cancer risk?
Read the labels and: If you do your own cooking and don't use processed foods containing msg, read the labels on those you use, ask restaurant personel to make sure there is no added msg to your food etc...Then you are msg-free. Fortunately this rather a relatively simple task. Good luck. ...Read more
FDA approved toxin: In some people, MSG may act as an excitotoxic chemical accentuating glutamate activity. This could potentially, in susceptible patients with heart disease, to suffer an arrhythmia. ...Read more
Can glutamate sensitivity be genetic? Both myself and my children have problems with foods all high in glutamates.. causing seizures, ADD, diarrhoea
However lots and lots of people can be allergic to it without even knowing!! Avoid MSG and read labels carefully. If eating at a restaurant call ahead to make sure if they use MSG in their kitchen. See link below
http://www. Msgtruth. Org/why. Htm ...Read more
I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when I eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it. Allergy or seizure trigger?
Migraine aura: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a very common migraine trigger. Gluten can be a trigger for people with intolerance to wheat, barley, etc. A normal eeg is only 70% sensitive/ likely to pick epileptiform abnormalities; nonetheless, seeing wiggly lines soon after eating food triggers is very characteristic of migraine aura. A neurologist can help track your triggers and treat migraines. Good luck! ...Read more
No evidence to suppo: There is no evidence to support this myth. ...Read more
I get lots of floaters in vision when I eat foods with wheat or msg in them. Even a small amount like in flavoured chips. Allergy or seizure trigger?
Msg makes me have panic attacks and burning pain all over with extreme irritability. Is this caused by glutamate receptor problem or channelopathies?
MSG symptom complex: The proposed mechanism is though to involve exaggerated sensitivity to msg which is metabolized to glutamate, a dominant excitatory Amino Acid neurotransmitter. Msg is a normal constituent of food protein and rarely causes symptoms when excess amount are not added to food. The complex has to do with upregulation of normal receptors as opposed to a channelopathy or a glutamate receptor problem. ...Read more
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