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Doctor insights on: Lactic Acid Build Up In Calves

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How can you get rid of lactic acid build up in your legs?

How can you get rid of lactic acid build up in your legs?

Don't stop: So, Lactic Acid builds up from working out - exercising. If you stop rather than go through a cool down period - it will build up and cause pain. You need to - if a runner - go to a slow run/jog/walk at the end of your run - to continue good blood flow and removal of the lactic acid. ...Read more

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I have a large amount of lactic acid that builds in my legs. What workouts are best for me?

I have a large amount of lactic acid that builds in my legs. What workouts are best for me?

Start slow & build: I would slowly begin a progressive program of aerobic exercise with minimal resistance over a 3 week period and continues with gradual increases in resistance thereafter. Don't over do it. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Does magnesium help lactic acid in the legs?

Does magnesium help lactic acid in the legs?

No.: See the previous answer. If you have problems with blood flow in the lower extremities there are many other things to consider, but Mg supplementation is not going to do anything. On the other hand it won't hurt. Try it and see what you think. ...Read more

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What can cause severe burning pain in my biceps thighs and calves without working out? Doctors are confused as CPK lactic acid and other test are nor

What can cause severe burning pain in my biceps thighs and calves without working out? Doctors are confused as CPK lactic acid and other test are nor

Questions raised: A lot more information is needed. Are these the only symptoms? Constant? New? Length of time present? What makes it worse? What makes it better? What other tests? Labs? Emg ncv? Brain/spine mri? Skin biopsy? Muscle biopsy? ...Read more

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I suffer restless legs syndrome, always have. Lately it's worse and all the time with the burning/ lactic acid feeling. How can I help it?

I suffer restless legs syndrome, always have. Lately it's worse and all the time with the burning/ lactic acid feeling. How can I help it?

Restless legs: There are a variety of home remedies in addition to prescription medications. Warm baths and chamomile tea before bed. Avoid caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. Exercise daily but not before bed. Eat foods high in magnesium, iron and B vitamins. Drink lots of water during the day and increase sexual activity. Try placing a bar of soap under the sheets by your feet and wear warm socks to bed. ...Read more

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Chronic shingles & taking 7 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) pack. 5th outbreak, four days in to meds, legs so stiff & hurt hard walking. Lactic acid? 1 gram 3x day/7 da

Chronic shingles & taking 7 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) pack. 5th outbreak, four days in to meds, legs so stiff & hurt hard walking. Lactic acid? 1 gram 3x day/7 da

Recurrent Shingles: Recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. ...Read more

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Have chronic shingles with severe pain and stiffening of muscles in both legs. Could Valtrex (valacyclovir) be causing a lactic acid problem?

Have chronic shingles with severe pain and stiffening of muscles in both legs. Could Valtrex (valacyclovir) be causing a lactic acid problem?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): It is unlikely that Valtrex (valacyclovir) 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 (valacyclovir) can give you joint pain. Shingles, can give you flu like symptoms including muscle pains. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness. Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness. Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Medication complicat: The symptoms are from the atenolol and if they are from that med you probably have an intolerance to all beta blockers and medication metabolized by cytochrome p450 system in the liver.

Need to stop the meds and check to see if you have enough magnesium in you body you probably need magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Hello I have severe exercise intolerance from lactic acid build up. I've been having uncontrollable weight gain, but eat very healthy. Any tips on WL?

Hello I have severe exercise intolerance from lactic acid build up. I've been having uncontrollable weight gain, but eat very healthy. Any tips on WL?

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What really helps destroying lactic acid build up?

What really helps destroying lactic acid build up?

Increased blood flow: Lactic acid levels rise when blood flow is decreased, as in shock. Increasing blood flow with fluids and drugs will restore normal metabolism and clearance of elevated blood Lactic Acid levels. In fact, we monitor the blood levels of Lactic Acid 2 adjust and determine effectiveness of shock treatment in the intensive care unit.
Dr. Mike. ...Read more

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Can lactic acid build up from workouts produce symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who are lactose intolerant?

Can lactic acid build up from workouts produce symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who are lactose intolerant?

No: Lactate in the blood is an acid, not a sugar. It does not become food for bacteria in your gut. It will not cause symptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the outside of my shins for years where it feels like lactic acid build up. It starts almost immediately when I run.

I have had pain in the outside of my shins for years where it feels like lactic acid build up. It starts almost immediately when I run.

Compartment syndrome: This could be exertional compartment syndrome. If it is on outer half of shins/legs, then it is likely. If it is on the inner half of the shins, then it could be simple shin splints.
I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What exercise I can do to reduce or slow down lactic acid build up?

No specific one: Lactate buildup is a normal metabolic event. Problem/pain happens when you do too much too fast which decreases our ability of our body to metabolize (get rid of) it. Just know your limitations and listen to your body. Once you get more and more into shape, you will have lass and less build up and will be able to tolerate more time exercising. ...Read more

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Does low pH levels causes more lactic acid build up during practice?

Does low pH levels causes more lactic acid build up during practice?

Other way around: Lactic acid build up can cause a low ph in the blood. Lactic acid builds up when you switch to anaerobic metabolism when your muscles (usually) run out of fuel. It typically causes burning in your muscles. Staying well fueled during prolonged exercise can help prevent Lactic Acid build up. ...Read more

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Is there any effects of ssri on lactic acid build up in the muscle during swimming practice?

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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Can adrenaline rushes cause lactic acid build up? Or cause muscle pain or burning? Had like 10 of them during a poker tournament. Not the same since

Can adrenaline rushes cause lactic acid build up? Or cause muscle pain or burning? Had like 10 of them during a poker tournament. Not the same since

Adrenal rush: Is an internet hoax. It doesn't happen or cause anything, much less Lactic Acid buildup. See the Adrenalin rush blog for more info. ...Read more