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Low Lactic Acid Level
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
Can high levels of lactic acid identified from blood sample be an indicator or cause of migraine headaches?
Lactic Acid level in my mother's blood is 147, how serious is her condition? What are the treatment options?
Lactic acid: You need to provide the units for the Latic acid level. Based on the metric system that is way too high and I am presuming this was done in SI units. Pl resubmit the question. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
Yes: But done under the right conditions by an experienced provider. Home use of chemical peels in teenagers should not be recommended ...Read more
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
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
When I work out lactic acid builds up in seconds and lasts for duration of exercise. It's more excessive than normal. Why I get this + what can I do?
Hydrate: Try hydrating well before & during exercise. You may have a metabolic issue that is is genetic. Is this a new problem? Are you taking medications? ...Read more
Interval training: During training you need to maintain a constant aerobic level with intermittent high intensity bursts. After these bursts do not stop or slow down but go back to an aerobic level so that your body can adapt to metabolizing lactic acid while maintaining the aerobic capacity. Example: if you run 6 miles at an aerobic pace of 8-9 min/mile, do 30 second intervals at 6 min/mile but don't slow to 10 min/ ...Read more
How do I treat uneven skin? I have Asian skin & the discoloration is creating an ugly line, division of dark & fair. I tried lactic acid, not helping.
Hydroquinone: The best treatment for uneven skin is hydroquinone (hq). It is great for freckles, sun damage, and can help scars. Do not use on moles or anything you're unsure of. The highest strength available otc is 2%. It is not very effective. For something more effective (4-10%), visit your dermatologist. ...Read more