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Doctor insights on: Glycogen Depletion

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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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How is glycogen used during exercise?

How is glycogen used during exercise?

Released: Glycogen is complex carbohydrate storage that is broken down in your body and released as 'simple carbohydrates' when your exersise becomes more intense and longer-lasting (usually more than an hour depending on your aerobic fitness).When glycogen stores are "used up"about the 21st or 22nd mile in a marathon u have"hit the wall"...A most umcomfortable feeling! ...Read more

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How can I train my body to use fat instead of glycogen as the main energy source?

How can I train my body to use fat instead of glycogen as the main energy source?

Train: Your body always searches for glycogen first for energy. It is the fastest processed and most available energy source. After glycogen stores are depleted, fat is used as an energy source. Bu this usually takes 45 minutes of sustained activity at a mild to moderate level of intensity. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for depleted glycogen in the muscles?

Is there treatment for depleted glycogen in the muscles?

Carbo Bonking: The treatment is to restore the glycogen back into the muscle. The fastest, safest way is eat foods with a high glycemic index. These foods will break down quickly, causing an increase in blood glucose. The glucose will then be returned to the muscle for storage in the form of glycogen. What are these foods you ask? Cereals, white bread, rice and most snacks just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet plan for glycogen storage disorder type IX?

Is there a good diet plan for glycogen storage disorder type IX?

Sure: There are excellent diets designed for all different types of storage disorders. However, very few people are well versed in what these diets consist of. Find a dietician associated with a genetics center or with a pediatric hospital that deals with these disorders frequently, like Cleveland Clinic, Childrens Hospital of Philidelphia, Mayo, Waisman Center to name a few. ...Read more

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Does insulin makes the cells to absorb glucose without converting it into Glycogen?

Does insulin makes the cells to absorb glucose without converting it into Glycogen?

Be good 2your liver: Insulin causes skeletal muscle and fat cells to absorb blood glucose. This glucose often comes from the liver after glycogenolysis. This is the breakdown of glycogens, which are the sugars your liver stores in long chains to use later. The release of blood sugar from these glycogen chains is done via the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase. ...Read more

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Do you know if adult pompe disease is caused by a sudden mutation or a long build up of glycogen?

Do you know if adult pompe disease is caused by a sudden mutation or a long build up of glycogen?

Long build up: I'm not a geneticist; and, there are good references on this subject easily available on the net. However, a quick answer is long build-up. The disease is viewed as constitutional (born-in) and not a later development of a "sudden mutation". If you are really interested, do your homework on the subject by looking at NIH and other sites. ...Read more

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What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

Storage & Release: Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. Glucagon is a hormone which, like insulin, also comes from the pancreas. When the body needs to utilize its stored glucose, glucagon is released to do it. Glycogen is mostly stored in the liver, but it is also contained in the kidneys and muscle. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for glycogen storage disease?

Is there treatment for glycogen storage disease?

Yes: Especially treatment for type one GSD which involves feedings with corn starch. Consult your doctor for which type of storage disease and what the treatment is for that particular type. ...Read more

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Which is the best fruit to replenish liver glycogen?

Which is the best fruit to replenish liver glycogen?

High GI fruit.: The liver normally stores about 350-400 calories of glycogen. The window for repleting it is actually up to 4 hours, but is most efficiently within an hour. Fruit high glycemic indices are most efficiently converted from glucose to glycogen (i.e. Dried fruit, though they are calorie dense). My vote is for a cup of grapes: 27.3 g carb, barely 50 calories, fun to eat. ...Read more

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What hormone causes glycogen to break down into glucose?

What hormone causes glycogen to break down into glucose?

Glycogen: Glycogen is a storage for glucose and breaks it down - not by a hormone - if glucose levels are beginning to fall. There many articles on the web - some hard to understand - that will give you many things to read if you simply type in "glycogen to glucose". ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for type 1 glycogen storage disease?

Are there any new treatments for type 1 glycogen storage disease?

Maintenance of close: To normal/ normal blood glucose & treatment of other metabolic problems can improve growth & extend lifespan in kids with GSD Types 1a & 1b. Some now live healthier lives into adulthood. GCSF is a medication to increase the number of white blood cells. Managing diet, dental, bone density, kidney, liver, etc. Problems is key. See http://www. Agsdus. Org/html/typeigsd. Html for infirmation & resources. ...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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Is there any test than can be done to test for carrier of glycogen storage disease type 1a?

Is there any test than can be done to test for carrier of glycogen storage disease type 1a?

Von Gierke Disease: Molecular genetic testing for mutations of the G6PC gene on chromosome 17q21 is available. If 1 parent is a carrier, the other parent needs testing. If both are carriers, each fetus. Has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutant gene from both parents, thus having VGD. Prenatal molecular genetic testing of amniotic fluid is also available. Call 1300-88-1362 or see http://m.dna-laboratories. Com. ...Read more

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What type of blood test checks for low glycogen stores. I am constantly tired and seem to have an exercise intolerants?

What type of blood test checks for low glycogen stores. I am constantly tired and seem to have an exercise intolerants?

See doctor: It is unlikely that your symptoms are caused by low glycogen store. Myopathy can cause exercise intolerance but what is the cause for it? Have you consulted a rheumatologist or neurologist yet? If not, consider seeing one. Do note that there are other potential causes for exercise intolerance which need be considered. ...Read more