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What is the lactic acid effect in side our body?

What is the lactic acid effect in side our body?

Compensatory: Many things can cause an increased production of Lactic Acid in our bodies. When our oxygen levels or delivery of oxygen are lower than what we need, our bodies will produce lactic acid. They may increase with strenuous exercise or by serious conditions such as sepsis, heart failure, or shock. Also a medication used to control glucose in diabetics called metformin may increase our lactic acid. ...Read more

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What are the effects of too much lactic acid?

What are the effects of too much lactic acid?

Depends on the cause: Lactic acidosis is associated with a variety of conditions, including: shock, liver disease, kidney failure, medications (e.g. Metformin), some inborn errors of metabolism, etc. It's not so much the effects of the lactic acid; symptoms are usually the result of the underlying problem, and dealing with that underlying problem is the primary goal. ...Read more

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

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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What is the function of lactic acid in the body? If depleted what happens?

Probably Nothing: Lactic acid is the byproduct of your cells when they metabolize sugars without oxygen. This is what happens when you go for a long run... Lactic acid accumulates in your tired muscles and causes a burning sensation. If depleted, probably not much happens... Lactic acid can accumulate for lots of other reasons too, but generally related to a lack of oxygen. ...Read more

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I have a knob in my shoulder is this lactic acid?

No: Lactic acid, although we say "a build up of lactic acid" , etc, does not make a bump or knob. You could have a muscle spasm of some sorts or another injury such as a muscle tear. ...Read more

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Why may I need a lactic acid dehydrogenase level?

Too many reasons: Ldh is a non-specific test. More information is needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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What's the correlation between lactic acid and anxiety?

What's the correlation between lactic acid and anxiety?

Lactate and panic: For years, lactate or Lactic Acid was used as an experimental model in humans to trigger panic. Exercise releases Lactic Acid from muscles and 1/3 of people with panic get worse with exercise because of the lactic acid. 1/3 feel no different and 1/3 feel better. ...Read more