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How Vitamin C Ruduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
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
Advil=Ibuprofen: Aleve (naproxen)=Naproxyn BOTH are NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory) Medications and individual responses differ...Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting so dosage is every 8 hours (max) Advil may be give every 6 hours TRY BOTH ..see which works best FOR YOU! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What causes delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance training and are there any non-drug ways to alleviate it?
DOMS is complex: The answer to this question is complex, especially in the "what causes" portion. Although you may find some symptom relief with rice/ massage, "it is important to be aware that pain reduction does not represent recovery". You will need adequate recovery time even once pain/ soreness subsides. The acsm has great info at http://www.Acsm.Org/docs/brochures/delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-(doms).Pdf. ...Read more
I was sedentary before, how long may it take for my body to get used to new workout program and stop giving me delayed onset muscle soreness?
Slow and Low.: There is no precise time parameter that you can enjoy for the elimination DOMS phenomena. The soreness is a product of exercising muscle beyond the limit it is used to. Novice sat exercising, as well as experienced professionals all experience this post exercise event. Some reduction in soreness can possibly occur by slowing down your exercise intensity and duration. ...Read more
My wife has had a sore tongue for last 3-4 days. Will gurgling with salt water and vitamin C help?
My lips are swollen and cold sore ish things around lips. Is this because too much vitamin C or allergic reaction?
Chelitis: Dry lip or chelitis can be caused by:6 high doses of vitamin a, lithium, chemotherapeutic agents (busulfan and actinomycin), d-penicillamine, isoniazid, phenothiazine, lip licking other possible causes of chapped lips include high fevers as well as environmental conditions, such as cold weather, dehydration, and certain vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more
What can I use to speed healing of a cold sore? I'm using abreva, vitamin C and valtrex, (valacyclovir) will a cold compress and lysine work?
I have had a sore throat for a month and now my left tonsil is swollen. I have been taking lots of vitamin c. Do I need to see a doctor?
Yes: Unilateral enlargement of a tonsil can rarely by a neoplasm (tumor). Vitamin c will not affect an enlargement of a tonsil. The fact that you have had a sore throat for a month is also unusual, because a viral infection usually resolves in a maximum of about 2 weeks. Time to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Scratchy sore throat, runny nose, dry cough worse at night and in heat. 2 day history. Just traveled with friends on a cruise ship who all have similar sx's. Drinking lots of OJ and taking Vitamin C and resting. Thinking that it is just cold a cold, howev
Likely a cold: Controversy exists about vitC supplements for a cold. Taking the suggested amount (and not more) is safe. Warning signs that should prompt one to see a physician are sudden worsening of the throat pain, enlarging lymph nodes, persistent fever, any resultant breathing difficulty, sinus pressure after 14 days that is not improving, and suddenly getting worse after a period of improvement. ...Read more
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