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Doctor insights on: L Arginine Kidney Disease

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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L arginine can make me grow taller?

L arginine can make me grow taller?

Doubt it: At a listed age of 19, your growth centers are likely closed and no further linear growth would be expected. An x-ray of your wrist and hand could be reviewed for open growth centers, but if they show closure you are finished growing taller. If open, a balanced diet, proper rest and regular exercise will support proper growth. Diet supplements or hormone injections only help those with deficiency ...Read more

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Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

L arginine: L-arginine has been studied along with pycnogenol in men with erectile dysfunction, and found to help a significant percentage of them have normal erections. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12851125. ...Read more

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Can using L-arginine make you grow taller?

L arginine: Not recommended because we dont know the long term effects of l arginine. ...Read more

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Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Safety, unclear need: L-arginine is a dietary supplement. It is made by the body, but is used as a supplement in various adult disorders. No specific indications have been identified in chidlren and adolescents, and it is a substance that, in overdose, can cause brain edema and even death. Oberdose is easier in children because of their smaller size. So, no clear value and possible risk: not a good combination. ...Read more

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What is l-arginine how effective is it and are there any side effects?

What is l-arginine how effective is it and are there any side effects?

Effective for cold: Sores by mouth, if taken early enough, and is an amino acid, so it's relatively safe to take. Seem to be a popular home remedy. However, if you are using for something else, then it may or may not be effective depending on the diagnosis. So, if it's in the groin area, it may not be as effective. Make sure your pcp can check your area of concern to diagnose it and treat it quickly. ...Read more

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Can I take L arginine and metropolol?

Can I take L arginine and
 metropolol?

You should never: take medications without checking with your doctor. L-arginine can lower your blood pressure and so can metoprolol. Taken together they may result in a blood pressure that is dangerously low. ...Read more

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Is it ok if i take l ARginine supplement if i have Hsv?

Is it ok if i take l ARginine  supplement if i have Hsv?

What for?: Why are you taking arginine supplement? It is unlikely to be dong you any good. If you are eating a mixed diet you do not need to take the supplement. It you insist on taking it, it will not affect HSV. ...Read more

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L-arginine restoring penis sensitivity? Is it worth buying???

L-arginine restoring penis sensitivity? Is it worth buying???

No sensation effect : L-arginine relaxes blood vessels & thus might increase blood flow to the penis & thus might help with or enhance erectile function but no reason why it would "restore" penile sensitivity. Also, please note that L-arginine is frequently combined with other compounds which might be why some men report improved erections. A healthy diet & exercise are best both for libido & sexual performance ...Read more

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Is it beneficial for bodybuilders to use l-arginine as supplement ?

Is it beneficial for bodybuilders to use l-arginine as supplement ?

Don't spend much $: Arginine is a naturally-occurring Amino Acid in all completely proteins; there's a popular claim that it releases growth hormone from the pituitary gland but whether this is really helpful isn't clear. A protein meal after a workout is a good idea for a bodybuilder, and creatine helps bulk, but most other supplements and advice are worth little. Train hard, stay trim, enjoy what you do! ...Read more

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Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?

Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?

See details.: Arginine has no influence on growth hormone And is associated with GI bloating and diarrhea. Deficiencies of arginine are rare. It may have cardiovascular benefits but supplements do not improve the benefits. ...Read more

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Should L-arginine be taken with L-Cysteine for best result? Is it safe and affective for anxiety and hairloss? thanks

Should L-arginine be taken with L-Cysteine for best result?  Is it safe and affective for anxiety and hairloss? thanks

Helpful aminos: Cysteine is generally taken as NAC in doses around 500 mg to 1000 mg twice a day. It promotes the bodies own powerful anti-oxidant, glutathione. There is evidence to support its role in a variety of psychiatric disorders, as well as other medical disorders. L Arginine promotes Nitric Oxide which helps circulation and tissue elasticity. It aids removal of toxins. Find a good integrative doctor! ...Read more

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Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt height growth in adolescents? Are they just as effective if they are stacked? Thanks

Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt height growth in adolescents? Are they just as effective if they are stacked? Thanks

Meds: At age 18 your growth starts to slow down. More importantly, why is an 18 year old guy taking three medicines? Please let me know. ...Read more

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