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How Clear Lactic Acid Out Of Muscles
It goes away: They say "pain is just weakness leaving the body". But it's really lactic acidosis building up in the muscles. This occurs as part of the normal metabolism of glucose by your muscle in the absence of oxygen (called anaerobic metabolism). The Lactic Acid clears from the muscles (and your body) with rest, plenty of fluids and appropriate nutrition. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
When i'm practicing and i feel depressed or anxious because i'm not doing well suddenly my muscles feels like they're full of lactic acid , why?
Practicing what?: Muscles can become fatigued and "full of lactic acid, " resulting in a burning sensation. You don't mention what you're practicing -- is it a sport? A musical instrument? Other? Anxiety can cause physical sensations that become uncomfortable, such as muscle tension, tingling of different parts of the body, heart pounding, shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more
Quads and other leg muscles still sore after 3 days (from first workout), what is the best way to get rid of lactic acid build up?
Overdoing workouts: It sounds like you did too much during your first workout. Enthusiasm is great, but you need to go slowly to start. Get some guidance from a trainer as to how to get a workout routine started, make sure you are adequately hydrated and do warm up and cool down stretching . These things should go a long way to prevent your post-workout soreness. ...Read more
Have chronic shingles with severe pain and stiffening of muscles in both legs. Could Valtrex be causing a lactic acid problem?
Valtrex: It is unlikely that valtrex is causing muscular aches. The most common side effects are nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, rash, depression, and abdominal pain. However, it is known that valtrex can give you joint pain. Shingles, can give you flu like symptoms including muscle pains. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Can you explain to me how athletes can feel less pain of lactic acid, I mean how in detail their muscle adapts to it?
Increased blood flow: Lactic acid comes from anaerobic metabolism (metabolism in the absence of oxygen). Over time, athletes increase their blood supply to muscles thus delivering more oxygen to muscle the decreasing the amount of Lactic Acid build up. Also, the body rids itself of Lactic Acid via the lungs. As they train, athletes become more efficient at "breathing out" lactic acid. ...Read more
No: Lactic acid is a byproduct of anaerobic exercise, that is, vigorous exercise that outpaces the body's ability to supply oxygen to the tissues. It's not dangerous but can be painful; it helps to work the muscles to a gradual stop instead of stopping suddenly. To the best of my knowledge, ssris have no effect on this process. ...Read more
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