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Dextrose (Overview)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What does dextrose breakdown into?

What does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products atp (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

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Dextrose (Overview)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Capd 1. What is the normal elimination quantity of water when 2.5% and 4.25% dextrose dialysate is used for a patient ?

Capd  1.  What is the normal elimination quantity of water when 2.5% and 4.25% dextrose dialysate is used for a patient ?

See your nephrologis: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Are there side effects of taking creatine and dextrose?

Are there side effects of taking creatine and dextrose?

Dextrose: There is no need to take dextrose, sugars are in everything you eat. Creatine is just a weight builders hype. You spent a lot of money when you could have had a good steak instead. Eat and enjoy what your body needs to pound yourself to death the next day. I am an experienced marathoner and triathelete. ...Read more

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Dr. William Nall
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What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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My podiatrist gave me dextrose shots (yes dextrose said no cortisone afraid of at rupture) for my heel spur. The last round of shots i've had nothing but pain she put me in soft cast i ripped it off now because of pain and feel a bump on heel possibly wh

My podiatrist gave me dextrose shots (yes dextrose said no cortisone afraid of at rupture) for my heel spur.  The last round of shots i've had nothing but pain she put me in soft cast i ripped it off now because of pain and feel a bump on heel possibly wh

Get another opinion: When you get another opinion, an x-ray should have been already taken to evaluate the structure of the foot/heel/ankle. I assume that you already had this based on the diagnosis of the heel spur; however, the continued pain may be soft tissue related, an mri/ct would be more diagnostic. If you have a tear in the tendon and/or ligament, injections would not be effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
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Had shot of dextrose (prolotherapy) in my achilles' tendon 3hrs ago & my heel & bottom back half of my foot is numb still. Should it be still numb?

Maybe: The injection could have also contained a local anesthetic, which can last anywhere between 2 to 12 hours. There is a small chance that a nerve was bruised during the injection as well, which could cause some numbness. Either way, it should return to normal after some time. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Kern
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If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

Hypoglycemia: There is no precise answer. It depends on how much Insulin you took, what you ate, how fast the glucose falls, etc. If you have a severe reaction, you need to eat, but sometimes people with diabetes take in too much glucose, causing wide swings in blood glucose when in fact only a little glucose is needed. Glucose tablets give you a measured amount of sugar which you can regulate. ...Read more

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