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Doctor insights on: Depletion Of Glycogen Stores Infertility

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Can too many testosterone boosting supplements actually decrease the volume of semen you produce?

Can too many testosterone boosting supplements actually decrease the volume of semen you produce?

Yes Common: Actually any supplement containing testosterone or testosterone derivative often lowers the sperm count. In some cases the result is actually no sperm. And then getting sperm back may take a lot longer. That is a common problem. ...Read more

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Can glucagon injection treat all types of glycogen storage disease?

Can glucagon injection treat all types of glycogen storage disease?

No: Glycogen storage disease are rare genetic disorders associated with a defect in processing glycogen. Some forms can be treated by eating simple sugars (corn starch), some have no particular treatment. I am not aware of glucagon being used in any of these disorders. ...Read more

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Does an over active bladder cause depletion of water soluble vitamins?

Does an over active bladder cause depletion of water soluble vitamins?

No: The bladder is a muscular bag. "Over Active Bladder" simply means that the bladder muscle is contracting at times when it shouldn't. It doesn't effect the kidneys which is where water soluble vitamins are taken from the blood. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does exercise increase the storage of glycogen and fat?

Does exercise increase the storage of glycogen and fat?

Exercise: leads to fat oxidation("burning") but that amount is very dependent on the intensity, duration and type and individual fitness level. In terms of glycogen storage, because exercise depletes glycogen stores, it also does lead to increased glycogen storage post exercise. ...Read more

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Does excessive intake of proteins (free proteins) stored as fat ?

Does excessive intake of proteins (free proteins) stored as fat ?

Yes: Excess calories of any nature, regardless of the source, will be stored by the body as fat. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency deplete steroids in the human body?

Can adrenal insufficiency deplete steroids in the human body?

By definition: Hi. Yes, adrenal insufficiency is the state of the adrenals being incapable of making enough adrenal steroid hormones (cortisol & aldosterone in primary adrenal insuffic. and cortisol only in pituitary/secondary adrenal insuffic.). Obviously no effect on gonadal steroid hormones. ...Read more

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Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?

Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?

See below: There are a few reports that diabetes insipidus or problems concentrating urine occur in anorexia nervosa. In these case, the longer and worse the anorexia, the more likely the diabetes insipidus. Most likely prolonged anorexia (low weight and its consequences) led to damage to the kidneys and other orgrans. ...Read more

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How many calories are there in this nutritional drink called 'boost? Manufactured by glaxosmithkline

How many calories are there in this nutritional drink called 'boost? Manufactured by glaxosmithkline

Read the label: This information should be marked on the label on the back of the bottle, if you read it. Information i found online shows that each bottle of the "original" formula contains 240 calories. This could differ by specific product. ...Read more

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Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Hair loss Mg, Fe,Zn: 43 F from NY asks:Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion? ANS: not very likely. Your own Dr can best answer this complex question (cause of hair loss). ...Read more

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Are Iron injections working faster than Iron tabs in replenishing the ferritin level and the general level of iron in the body?

Are Iron injections working faster than Iron tabs in replenishing the ferritin level and the general level of iron in the body?

Yes: Injections are almost always absorbed by the body more readily than oral medications. However, as long as your doctor does not believe your iron level is dangerously low, taking oral iron is adequate. It is best absorbed with vitamin C (citrus), three times per day. Be aware that it will turn the stool black and if it causes constipation, you might try a different type of iron - iron gluconate. ...Read more

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Can regular weight training/excercise deplete the body storage of B12 (If not compensated adequately through diet afterwards) ?

Can regular weight training/excercise deplete the body storage of B12 (If not compensated adequately through diet afterwards) ?

No.: Exercise has zero impact on the body's absorption, distribution, need, or elimination of B12. They are completely unrelated. ...Read more

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Read that most branded breakfast cereals(even those low in sugar & saturate fat) are made by high heat extrusion process & most nutrients r lost.True?

Read that most branded breakfast cereals(even those low in sugar & saturate fat) are made by high heat extrusion process & most nutrients r lost.True?

TRUE: except nutrients (Vitamins etc) are generally ADDED as the next step (as is sugar unfortunately) Look for "natural" cereal products (Available in most "Health Food" Stores or Supermarkets! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

No: High leptin levels signify leptin insensitivity - becomes inflammatory marker. Instead if you have diabetes taking chromium supplements 6000mcg per day -as 2000mcg three times a day helps with weight loss fish rich food helps body respond to leptin again. ...Read more

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Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which i must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more

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Can low level of testosterone(in males) cause fat in chest?

Can low level of testosterone(in males) cause fat in chest?

Yes: Yes low testosterone is associated with wieght gain. This does not mean you should take testosterone. The more important issue (if you have low t) is why is your t low in the first place? A high soy diet for example can lower t. Insulin resistance as a result of a high carb/sugar diet can transform your testosterone into estrogen which can most definitely increase fat in your chest. See a good doc. ...Read more

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Help! my doctor say excessive ejaculation/masturbation increases hormone levels & DHT production in body which cause baldness in me.Depressed ?

Help! my doctor say excessive ejaculation/masturbation increases hormone levels & DHT production in body which cause baldness in me.Depressed  ?

Not true: This does not happen. You may masturbate all you want and your hormone levels will not be altered and you will certainly not lose your hair. See a dermatologist about your hair and ask your doctor to show you the medical literature to support his assertion. Take care and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen ?

Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen ?

Here are some ...: Over the past 4-5 decades, I have never read or heard articles or discussions on the tale or concern of connecting cellulite with low-T &/or high-estrogen. But, I've been impressed with hereditary trend to cellulite. Nowadays, more young men have low-T than used to be due to increasing incidence of metabolic syndromes, obesity, drug overuse/abuse, stress, poor lifestyle, etc. So, test T if needed. ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Trating: Prostatic hypertrophy with certain testorerone blockers could enhance hair growth. D-aspartic acid maybe indirectly by increasing testosterone levels.. ...Read more