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I am 19 weeks pregnant and my acne is out of control. I have it on my face, neck, shoulders and back. I have been using lactic acid and sulfur masks but nothing helps. What shouldi do?

I am 19 weeks pregnant and my acne is out of control. I have it on my face, neck, shoulders and back. I have been using lactic acid and sulfur masks but nothing helps. What shouldi do?

Wait: All the best acne treatments cannot be used during pregnancy except erythromycin. You can try light or laser treatments but they are expensive. Acne is often worse the first 20 weeks but usually improves during the last few weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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How much lactic acid is too much?

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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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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I'm curious what could happen to untreated "lactic acid"?

Needs to be treated: Lactic acid is produced by tissues/ cells that are not getting enough oxygen. The most common cause is due to patient's blood pressure being so low that organs such bowel/ kidneys/ brain are not getting enough oxygen. This always has to be treated, as it can be life threatening. Cause of low blood pressure needs to investigated, however quite often is due to an infection causing severe sepsis. ...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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How can I get rid of my lactic acid?

How can I get rid of my lactic acid?

Time and massage: Lactic acid in muscle can be removed through tissue massage and with the passing of time. Lactic acid in the bloodstream is metabolized in the liver. ...Read more

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What does high level of Lactic Acid in blood means?

What does high level of Lactic Acid in blood means?

Sepsis: High lactate levels can be from multiple causes. The most common is low blood pressure limiting blood supply to vital organs and tissues. This can be seen in sepsis.
Most patients with high lactic acid levels are critically ill and require ICU level of care. ...Read more

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What does low levels of lactic acid in blood means?

What does low levels of lactic acid in blood means?

No worries.: Lactic acid level is rarely checked, the doc that ordered it should be discussing your results with you, Lactic Acid is checked to evaluate oxygen use by your body's tissues/the cause of p.H. Changes in the blood. Low levels of Lactic Acid are generally a good thing. ...Read more

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How can I remove the lactic acid from my muscle tissue?

How can I remove the lactic acid from my muscle tissue?

It is already done: Your body removes it as fast as it can, and you cannot do anything to change it. ...Read more

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I have a question regarding lactic acid buildup in muscles?

It goes away: They say "pain is just weakness leaving the body". But it's really lactic acidosis building up in the muscles. This occurs as part of the normal metabolism of glucose by your muscle in the absence of oxygen (called anaerobic metabolism). The Lactic Acid clears from the muscles (and your body) with rest, plenty of fluids and appropriate nutrition. ...Read more

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Can lactic acid bacillus cause hardstool problem in pregnency?

Maybe,,,: There's no apparent evidence it does this, but these bacteria are widely used in the food industry, like in dairy products to garden cheeses and to even help things like irritable bowel syndrome, so it might harden stool as well. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

Yes: Although not too many foods would have Lactic Acid in them. The sugar is different from the acid and doesn't cause the same intolerance. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of lactic acid accumulated in our bodies?

Hydration: Usually aggressive hydration is the easiest way assuming normal kidneys and liver. ...Read more

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Does icing an overstretched muscle reduce lactic acid? If so, how?

Does icing an overstretched muscle reduce lactic acid? If so, how?

Icing...: Icing reduces the metabolic rate of the muscle, and therefore the rate at which it produces new lactic acid, allowing the old Lactic Acid to get washed away with blood flow. ...Read more

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What can I eat or drink or take to reduce lactic acid after exercise?

Warm down: I think the best way to decrease post exercise
lactic acid is to warm down
too many people just finish their exercise and
sit down and the Lactic Acid accumulates
so warm down gradually and make sure you're not dehydrated with either water or an electrolyte fluid. ...Read more

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How can lactic acid play a role in your health and why is it painful?

Change : Changes the environment of the muscle fiber. So dysfunction occurs because of cumulation/ slow clearing of lactic acid. ...Read more

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How athlete muscle cells get adapted day after day to lactic acid buildup???

Lactic acid: This is the by product of anaerobic metabolism. Athlete's train very rigorously to both adapt to this and condition so that they get to anaerobic glycolysis later in their sport. Everyone has a different tolerance to the pain that comes from Lactic Acid as well as the level at which it occurs (based on training). The only thing you can do is to do your best in your sport. ...Read more

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Why does our fermentation make lactic acid instead of an alcoholic fermentation?

Ineffective oxidatio: Alcohol is the result of yeast action and actually take place with yeast infection of the bowel. Lactic acid formation is a product of inefficient oxidation that is the normal way that our cells synthesize their energy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have allergy to peek polyetheretherketone or pla poly-lactic acid?

Refer to the orthopo: Pls keep taking your meds, and refer asap to your orthopod, he/she might want to consult an allergist or evaluate your symptoms accordingly, which might be due to the materials used orsomething else causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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I get lactic acid in my shins, just from walking what's happening to me and what should I do?

I get lactic acid in my shins, just from walking what's happening to me and what should I do?

Shin splints: These are a form of muscle strain where calf muscles connect to the shin (tibial bone). Like tendonitis, it can take time to heal when it gets started (usually related to excess activity when you're just getting started without warming up adequately). Alternating ice/heat, ibuprofen, stretching before work-outs will gradually heal this over 2-3 weeks. Good shoes will help too! ...Read more

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My lactic acid and pyruvic acid are in the normal range (1.8 and 0.046 respectively), but is my L:P ratio elevated?

In the setting of?: L:P ratio > 30 suggests inherited disorders of the respiratory chain complex or tricarboxylic acid cycle disorders. An elevated lactate and an L:P ratio less < 25 suggests a defect in pyruvate metabolism. Are you being worked up for congenital lactic acidosis? ...Read more

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Can you explain to me how athletes can feel less pain of lactic acid, I mean how in detail their muscle adapts to it?

Can you explain to me how athletes can feel less pain of lactic acid, I mean how in detail their muscle adapts to it?

Increased blood flow: Lactic acid comes from anaerobic metabolism (metabolism in the absence of oxygen). Over time, athletes increase their blood supply to muscles thus delivering more oxygen to muscle the decreasing the amount of Lactic Acid build up. Also, the body rids itself of Lactic Acid via the lungs. As they train, athletes become more efficient at "breathing out" lactic acid. ...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 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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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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