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What are malic acid supplements used for?

What are malic acid supplements used for?

Fatiguability: It has been suggested that malic acid can delay onset of fatigue with exercise and may be beneficial for some fibromyalgia symptoms. However, it really hasn't been researched that well yet. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Is it likely for an 18 year old male to get gallstones?

Is it likely for an 18 year old male to get gallstones?

Possible: Adolescents can surely develop gallstones, especially if there is a family tendency. However, unless they are symptomatic gallstones can be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is gallstones unlikely in an 18 year old male? I think I may have gallstones.

Why is gallstones unlikely in an 18 year old male? I think I may have gallstones.

Gallstones: While they may still occur, your age and gender are against the norm for them. Get evaluated by a doctor, they can evaluate your symptoms and concerns. ...Read more

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What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day during a liver cleanse?

What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day during a liver cleanse?

Don't do it: "liver cleanses" are protocols offered by charlatans. They take advantage of people who worry (rightly or wrongly) about pesticides, gmo food or whatever, and have them eat and drink things that will make them sick. The science is all phony. I suspect some of these are sadistic hoaxes. You do not need to cleanse your liver. Get with an honest, evidence-based holistic practitioner as a guide. ...Read more

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Are there many 18 year old males that get gallstones? If not, why not? Because I am concerned that I have the symptoms for them.

Get sonogram: See your doctor after examination will order sonogram if indicated, gall stones can form at your age but it is not very common. ...Read more

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How can acid form gallstones?

Gallstone formation: Stone formation is a complex process that depends on the contents of the bile fluid, which includes the balance of acidity. Hormones, gallbladder contraction strength, and bile fluid containing the balances of salt, cholesterol, bile acids, & inflammation (bacteria) likely play a larger role. Most people are referring to reflux disease when they talk about acid; gerd doesn't cause gallstones. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of gallstones?

Is acid reflux a sign of gallstones?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is a sign of lower esophageal sphincter failure. There are many thoughts for the causes of les failure. Obesity, short esophagus, etc. Gall stones and acid reflux can be treated medically and surgically so don't suffer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do acid reflux and gallstones have a link in any way?

Do acid reflux and gallstones have a link in any way?

No: There is no link as they involve 2 different organs though they can both occur concurrently. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm suffering with acid reflux and gallstones?

Please help! I'm suffering with acid reflux and gallstones?

See a surgeon: What needs to be done depends on how severe your reflux symptoms are and whether or not, you have been under treatment. Symptomatic gall stones require cholecystectomy for treatment. A surgeon will be able to evaluate you and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Were can I get ursodeoxycholic acid to flush out gallstones?

Any pharmacy: Ursodiol is a prescription medication available through any pharmacy. However, I would caution its use for treating gallbladder disease. It doesn't "flush" stones--it can dissolve small gallstones, but the stones will only return soon after the medicine is stopped. Gallbladder removal--cholecystectomy--remains the gold standard for treating gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are gallstones and how is that different from acid reflux?

Stones vs GERD: Gallstones are hard materia made of bile from gallbladder. They live in gallbladder until they are squeezed into the small intestine. Sometimes that squeezing hurts and blocks up. Acid reflux is stomach contents mixed with stomach acid go into esophagus. This has very little do do with the gallbladder except that both issues cause pain after eating sometimes and can be confused. ...Read more

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What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

Oral dissolution: For gallstones is not very successful in general. This medication is only effective for gallstones with specific composition and size. It can cause liver damage. It also takes a long time for stones to dissolve. And they can re-form even after complete dissolution. For these reasons, preferred treatment for symptomatic gallstones is surgical cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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I had gallstone that dissolved with my stomach acid in a few months. Is this right?

I had gallstone that dissolved with my stomach acid in a few months. Is this right?

Not likely: Gallstones usually are in the gallbladder, and are not exposed to stomach acid. If a gallstone made its way out of the gallbladder and into the intestine, and there is no sign of blockage from the stone, it likely passed out of your body through the stool. ...Read more

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Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Weight loss: And a healthier lifestyle are the best ways to treat the above problems. You are young and have time on your side so get to work! Obesity, fatty liver, and gallstones can sometimes lead to heart problems, vascular disease and liver failure. Work with your self and your doctor to get your weight and cholesterol under control. Be sure to note smoke. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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26yr old male, atheltic fitness, operated for vocal polyp (r) in 2010 mar, successful, recently diagnosed with gallstone 11mm & antral gastritis, please help?

26yr old male, atheltic fitness, operated for vocal polyp (r) in 2010 mar, successful, recently diagnosed with gallstone 11mm & antral gastritis, please help?

Treat gastritis: With ppi and have cholecystectomy. Make sure you don't have h. Pylori infection. Urgency of surgery depends on severity of your symptoms. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm taking malic acid for colon cleanse what's the best time to take this supplement it's 800 mg? I do this for my acne I've noticed it's effective

I'm taking malic acid for colon cleanse what's the best time to take this supplement it's 800 mg? I do this for my acne I've noticed it's effective

Colon cleanse: First, a 16 year old should not be having a colon cleanse and second there is no association between colon cleansing and acne. ...Read more

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I'm 24 year old male, not overweight, good diet, no diabetes, I have pain upper ads ad back right side, gallstones or pancreatic cancer? No other symp

I'm 24 year old male, not overweight, good diet, no diabetes, I have pain upper ads ad back right side, gallstones or pancreatic cancer? No other symp

Cancer unlikely: Pancreatic cancer is not very common and typically occurs at an older age and doesn't usually present this way. Right upper quadrant pain is very frequently associated with gallstones, but you need a work up to determine your cause. If your pain occurs after eating and resolves in shortly it may well be stones. See your physician and have them obtain an ultrasound if your symptoms indicate ...Read more

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Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone.?

Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone.?

See below: The short answer is no. The two do not share a common root cause and therefore cannot directly impact one another. Conversely, the symptoms of these two maladies share significant overlap and are frequently confused for one another. If you do indeed have both you may be suffering symptoms of both. Consult with your doctor to be sure you are being adequately treated. ...Read more

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Pain in right breast I suffer from acid reflux and gallstones?

Pain in right breast I suffer from acid reflux and gallstones?

Hard to say.: Breast pain is a common problem and can be related to cyclic hormonal fluctuations. Since the pain is one-sided, however, it is best to have an evaluation by a gynecologist to evaluate for a mass/cyst. It is unlikely relates to gallstones or reflux. ...Read more

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My mumma has gallstones when eats food feels her abdomen distend & has sting pain in abdomen & has acid problem also. Is there any need for ultrasound?

My mumma has gallstones when eats food feels her abdomen distend & has sting pain in abdomen & has acid problem also. Is there any need for ultrasound?

Abdominal pain: If you already know to have gallstones and now develop abdominal pain with food intake at the ruq, you are likely have biliary colic. No ultrasound needed. It means that you are symptomatic from the gallstones. But, if you have prolonged abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, you might have gallbladder infection from gallstone blockage (need emergent surgery to remove it). ...Read more

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I have gallstones and a terrible cough, tired, vomiting and my doctor isn't concerned and prescribed anti acid. I can't eat, is this normal.?

I have gallstones and a terrible cough, tired, vomiting and my doctor isn't concerned and prescribed anti acid. I can't eat, is this normal.?

No!: You need to find a doctor who is concerned about you. When you have a doctor who is dismissive of you and your concerns that should be telling you something. It is time for a parting of the ways. Be 4 you go u can ask him if remembers why he went to medical school. ...Read more

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Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Surgery not: An option, you symptoms are ' not severe', no evidenced sepsis, cholecystitis with out stones will subside with time, no need for surgery, get your relax treated with medications, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Doctor, I have gallstone in left ureter with size 10 mm and attached lab test I have increasing in (uric acid, cholesterol, pressure) my my wight is 133 my hight 189cm I feel after eat lunch like fish or chicken some paints and exhostic plz what I do to a

Get it out: Hi, the 10mm stone in your left ureter has a zero percent chance of passing on its own. You need to have it addressed by a urologist SOON because you can develop serious infection in the kidney. You are also in pain. The high uric acid should also be addressed. Salaams. ...Read more

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Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.

Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.

Reflux: It's true that the discomfort of reflux occurs in the esophageal area (chest) especially in the reclining position. In my experience gastric ulcers often have atypical symptoms and it could be causing your distress or perhaps reflux is being felt in the lower esophagus near the stomach junction. Chocolate can produce reflux. Since you're so symptomatic, I hope you're under the care of a gastroenter ...Read more