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What is lactic acid?

What is lactic acid?

Product of glucose: Metabolism. It is an intermediate in the metabolism of glucose and accumulates in the body if it cannot be completely broken down due to lack of oxygen or insulin. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/lactic-acid-blood-test. ...Read more

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Dr. Hollis Potter
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How much lactic acid is too much?

Small amount: Lactic acid build up can occur from a variety of causes. Most times this is a limited disturbance due to a severe illness in hospitalized patients (sepsis or liver failure). It can also occur during aggressive exercise, but is generally never severe enough to require medical attention. ...Read more

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How does massage clear lactic acid ?

Increase circulation: Massage will increase local blood flow and will help with lymphatic system movement as well. These effects can help clear Lactic Acid faster. ...Read more

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How can I remove lactic acid from my body?

Variable: Lactic acid is normal but to avoid it you must exercise in an aerobic zone. Anaerobic zones will produce Lactic Acid build up. If you have soreness, gentle walk, ride or lighter exercise will help dissipate your lactic acid. Contact me for help with zones. ...Read more

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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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In which kinds of food can I find lactic acid?

Sour milk: This is the acid that makes milk go sour, and is found in sour/acid milk-based products. It's also the stuff that your muscle generate during aerobic exercise. It's not a nutrient. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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 is an easy way to cure lactic acid problem?

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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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 you tell me are lactic acid peels safe for teenagers?

Can you tell me are lactic acid peels safe for teenagers?

No they're not: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the peels before reaching FULL adulthood can be dangerous to the still developing skin. The skin has not reached its full thickness even during the teen years yet, so doing a peel could take it down too far in the skin layers and expose layers of the skin that should not be exposed. This can lead to severe pain, infection, poor healing and disfigurement. ...Read more