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Glutamic Acid Medication
GAD: Gad65 is found in the brain and the pancreas. ...Read more
Not at all: Quite the reverse, as many recommended meds are designed to inhibit glutamate responses. Regardless, the sole approved drug, Riluzole merely delays intubation, and is otherwise disappointing. Do not look for alternative therapies, they do not exist here in this very discouraging disorder. ...Read more
What things, in the body, regulate glutamic acid? Glutamic acid decarboxylase? Glutamate receptors (nmda, ampa...Etc.)? What else is involved?
It's complicated...: There are some very exciting discoveries on the metabolism of glutamate... There are multiple pathways impacting on things such as GABA neurotransmitter, nitrogen clearance from the liver portal, etc... These pathways play vital roles in survival! Please read this.... And email me your questions if you'd like! Http://voh. Chem. Ucla. Edu/vohtar/spring04/classes/153ch/pdf/kelly%20and%20stanley. Pdf. ...Read more
I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml. Is this anything to worry about? Labcorp says the result is "high".
Why ordered?: This is supposed to be a marker for a kid who's likely to get juvenile onset diabetes. Are you perhaps a newly-diagnosed diabetic? There's talk that elevated antibodies sort-of predicts that diabetes in an adult will behave more like type I diabetes (require insulin) than type ii, but I'm not aware of a consensus on whether there is a treatment guideline. Read up & ask for a clear answer. ...Read more
If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?
A lot: Glutamate overall is an excitatory protein in the body. It stimulates the perception of taste and appetite. It also acts on the pancreas and liver. Our bodies need some but too much can cause a lot of different problems such as weight gain, diabetes, and neurotoxicity. In addition to avoiding high glutamate foods it is useful to consume extra carnitine (high in red meat) to counter the glutamate. ...Read more
L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?
Possibly but...: Good question without an easy answer. Glutamate is an "excitotoxin" that is not healthy for anyone but some people are more sensitive to it than others. There are a variety of uncommon glutamate metabolism disorders but you do not need to have one of these to be adversely affected by glutamate. Dysesthesias are not a known symptom of antibodies to glutamate receptors. See my comments:. ...Read more
Dear doctors, I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?
Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty
Not useful tests tod: Why are you wasting your money doing tests which have no significant medical relavance? Find a good internist who can help you attain better health than you are suffering from by going off track. ...Read more
In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0. Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?
Type I diabetes.:
With a hemoglobin A1C so high and I assume a high fasting glucose, unfortunately, it appears that you are diabetic. A high glutamic decarboxylase can mean anti-islet cell of the pancreas antibodies, but can also be elevated in other autoimmune conditions. A lower C-peptide and positive antibodies indicate Type I diabetes.
If you are not on insulin yet, please seek help ASAP in the ER. ...Read more
What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies (anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?
None of the above.: Msg - ubiquitous Amino Acid and major excitatory neurotransmitter in brain. Studied extensively. Does not cause allergy or intolerance except at high dose and only then in susceptible persons when given in large doses without food. See fda, j. Nutrition, food chem and toxicology, etc. ...Read more
Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?
Baclofen side effect: High levels of glutamic acid, specially the glutamic acid dedecarboxylase may be associated with auto immumne disease and type one diabeties. Myoglobinis a muscle protein found in all muscle tissues including the heart, it helps to carry oxygen to the muscle. High levels of CPK indicates some muscle damage wich is in contradiction with low myoglobine.Baclofen may produce the symptoms you are complning. ...Read more
Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL (glutamic acid), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.?
Don't take it.: Sukrol is an OTC supplement containing multiple ingredients, including glutamic acid, lecithin, and thiamine. It is impossible to predict whether any of these could have an interaction with your cyclosporine or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). Given the potentially dire consequences of an interaction, it is not worth it to take your chances with an unproven supplement. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Recently referred to metabolic clinic. Plasma Amino Acid Results: LOW Glutamic Acid, LOW Proline, and NO Hydroxyproline. Any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? Thank you.
Additional tests: I'm not sure if these have already been done but you could also get an allergen panel and testing for gluten insensitivity/celiac disease. Metabolic testing is probably the last area that's unexplored, which is usually the case in the scenario you're describing. Hope this helps ...Read more
I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?
MSG: We don't know. There is disagreement with such reactions but I have seen msg sensitivities and it can close to what you are describing. For more info go to http://inkchromatography. Wordpress. Com/2012/05/01/the-msg-files-part-iv-chinese-restaurant-syndrome-2/. ...Read more
Liver enzyme: Gamma glutamyl transaminase / transpeptidase enzyme rises in some liver illnesses and supposedly is the first to rise in drinkers. It's a poor screen, some folks are born with lifelong high levels, but it's better than nothing. ...Read more
Depends on why: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Elevated ggt is an indication of liver cell damage. The common causes are alcohol, viral infections and drugs. You need to consult your doctor to determine the cause and treat it accordingly. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. ...Read more
I'm 18 from Europe (Malta) & received my 1st blood test result with only 1 Low, gamma glutamyl. Pls explain. Mine is 7. Range is [8-61 U/I]?
You're fine man: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Be thankful fod good health. ...Read more
Female, 50 yrs Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191 Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90 Is it serious? Which specialist to consult Help!
See a GI Dr.: While the values are elevated, it is important to determine the exact cause. Eptoin may not be the cause. It would be best if she a gastroenterologist. The elevated values may or may not be serious. ...Read more
What is mean by HBsAg : Non-Reactive and Anti-HBs : 49 mIU/mL Liver enzyme SGOT/AST : 42 U/L SGPT/ALT : 90 U/L Gamma Glutamyl : 40 U/L for female?
It does not appear that you have active hepatitis B infection. Are you taking any medications? Do you drink alcohol? How much do you weigh? It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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Let me explain:
1- antacids, such as maalox, mylanta.
2- medications to reduce acid production (pepcid)
3- medications that block acid production and heal the esophagus. (prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hours).
4-prescription-strength h-2-receptor blockers. ( (tagamet)
5- prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors. (nexium)
good luck. ...Read more
If omeprazole or other "proton pump inhibitor" drug class not work, talk to GI doc, rv proper use (take first thing a.m. followed by decent meal 30-60min later: don't skip breakfast or take w meal). Life style chgs e.g. avoid mint, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and smoking, no late snacks, decrease size of meals, weight reduce, avoid fatty foods. saliva may helps reduce symptoms. Happy to consult
You are taking medication for acid reflux and you also want to take acid, i.e, citric acid. Why do you want to take Citric acid?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more