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Excess Amino Acids In Urine
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Maple : Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited disorder of metabolism where people are unable to break down the branched-chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These are the three Amino Acids that build-up in high levels in the blood. The exact numbers for abnormal levels depend completely on the lab running the test. In one lab, anything over 10 might be abnormal where in another lab anything over 150 would be abnormal depending on how they run the test and the units used for each value. The exact numbers are not important - just knowing which Amino Acids are too high is the goal. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Yes: Everybody needs Amino Acids every day, whether you are working our or not. The best source of Amino Acids is protein in our diet- beans, nuts, seeds., dairy, eggs, meat, but some people have trouble digesting these or have a diet low in these foods, in which case taking Amino Acids can help. Blood and urine tests can assess whether you are deficient in Amino Acids but extra Amino Acids are safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant suffering from Maple syrup disease shouldn't be given food that is containing branched chain amino acids,what are those foods?
Nutrition Specialist: Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic defect. Inability to metabolize branched chain amino acids means dietary proteins must be avoided to prevent brain injury, glucose anomalies & more. Elimination of dietary protein is crucial however the risk of serious nutritional deficits is great without guidance from doctors & nutritional experts. See your doctor for referral to a nutrition specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a weak bladder does amino acids help, unable to stop immediate need to go. What is natural to take?
Urge incontinence?: First see the doctor for a urine test to make sure it isn't infection. Then conc. cranberry may help bacteria from sticking to bladder walls and forming biofilms. Schedule voiding. Do not wait longer than 4 hours while awake, if possible. Practice Kegel exercises daily. Squeeze the muscles involved in stopping your urine when you do not need to void. Do not hold it if you do. Meds help urge incont ...Read more
You don't: Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. So some people believe that taking the smaller units and not needing to break them down like you would protein foods, helps you build more muscle. Typically not true. Eat well balanced and maintain hydration which is more important. ...Read more
Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids include leucine, isoleucine, and valine are of special importance for athletes because they are metabolized in the muscle, rather than in the liver . Theoretically, after digestion once protein is broken down into individual Amino Acids these Amino Acids can either be used to build new proteins or be burned as fuel to produce energy. ...Read more
Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids (bcaa's) include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The above "essential" Amino Acids will be used for protein synthesis which is optimal for advanced human performance. It should also be noted that essential Amino Acids are not produced in the body such as non-essential amino acids, but rather obtained through proper nutrition. ...Read more
Protein builders: Amino acids are chemicals which make up the internal sequential structures of all of the proteins in the body. All members of the plant and animal kingdom use them, some more than others. You get them in your diet and by internal construction with your bodies biochemistry. ...Read more
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