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L Arginine Kidney Disease
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
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
Is it ok yo take the supplement l-arginine if you have stage 3 kidney desease? Blood pressure is under control with meds.
Yes: U may take it as directed or check with your md! ...Read more
What's better for small vessel disease of the heart, L - arginine or Co enzyme Q10? I've never had a heart attack and I'm taking Diltiazem.
Small vessel disease: i believe there is better evidence to support co-enzyme q-10 as a supplement for small vessel disease. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend: Protein supplementation is not the greatest idea in teens. It really is much better for them to get their nutrition through food intake. These supplements are not well regulated and one can never be sure you are taking what they say. Also, protein supplements are stressful to developing kidneys. If you teen is wrestler ,body builder it is best to get the protein with meats, eggs, dairy, nuts. ...Read more
If i toke l-arginine and l-lysine as HGH booster ! is there any effect on my sexual organs and cancer cells or any side effect ?
No: I think you are the same person who had a kidney cancer when you were 2 years old, and i believe that it was wilms tumor. These supplemental Amino Acids when taken in moderation would not give any effects on your sexual function or induce recurrences of wilms tumor. But i don't believe there are reasons you need to take these supplements. They will not increase your"macho" power. ...Read more
L-arginine, citruline, ornithine amino acids and safflower together are said to increase blood flow into the pelvis for arousal for women is it true?
No: The first three moieties are part of the urea cycle, which metabolizes ammonia to urea in both the liver and kidney. Safflower, used in chinese medicine to increase blood flow, has never been thoroughly evaluated from a rheologic standpoint, that is, how it impacts human vascular haemodynamics. Kegel exercises, biofeedback, tantric... These may positively enhance enhance pelvic flow. ...Read more
If i had wilms tumor when i was kid , now can I take bobybuilding supplement like normal people ( creatine , protien , l- arginine , glutamine , amino)?
Be careful: I assume that your wilms tumor was surgically removed and that you have one functioning kidney. I don't know if you had radiation too. Body building supplementation, particularly increased protein consumption can be hard on kidneys. My recommendation is not to use body building supplements. If you choose to use these supplements, please have your kidney function monitored by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: For congestive heart failure: doses range from 6-20 grams per day, as three divided doses. For chest pain (angina pectoris): 3-6 grams three times per day for up to one month. For preventing the loss of the effectiveness of Nitroglycerin (angina pectoris): 700 mg four times daily. For organic erectile dysfunction (ed): 5g taking lower doses might not be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
unlikely: Assuming that the source of the l-arginines that you are considering are reliable, then this is a basic Amino Acid which should be the same whatever the source. There is always a risk with unregulated products like this that you are getting less than the label says, or some hopefully benign adulterant to save money for the manufacturer. ...Read more
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