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Medicine For Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ii
Von Gierke Disease: Molecular genetic testing for mutations of the G6PC gene on chromosome 17q21 is available. If 1 parent is a carrier, the other parent needs testing. If both are carriers, each fetus. Has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutant gene from both parents, thus having VGD. Prenatal molecular genetic testing of amniotic fluid is also available. Call 1300-88-1362 or see http://m.dna-laboratories. Com. ...Read more
Maintenance of close: To normal/ normal blood glucose & treatment of other metabolic problems can improve growth & extend lifespan in kids with GSD Types 1a & 1b. Some now live healthier lives into adulthood. GCSF is a medication to increase the number of white blood cells. Managing diet, dental, bone density, kidney, liver, etc. Problems is key. See http://www. Agsdus. Org/html/typeigsd. Html for infirmation & resources. ...Read more
No: Glycogen storage disease are rare genetic disorders associated with a defect in processing glycogen. Some forms can be treated by eating simple sugars (corn starch), some have no particular treatment. I am not aware of glucagon being used in any of these disorders. ...Read more
Long build up: I'm not a geneticist; and, there are good references on this subject easily available on the net. However, a quick answer is long build-up. The disease is viewed as constitutional (born-in) and not a later development of a "sudden mutation". If you are really interested, do your homework on the subject by looking at NIH and other sites. ...Read more
Sure: There are excellent diets designed for all different types of storage disorders. However, very few people are well versed in what these diets consist of. Find a dietician associated with a genetics center or with a pediatric hospital that deals with these disorders frequently, like Cleveland Clinic, Childrens Hospital of Philidelphia, Mayo, Waisman Center to name a few. ...Read more
Google: There is a lot of info on line as well as support groups. ...Read more
What type of blood test checks for low glycogen stores. I am constantly tired and seem to have an exercise intolerants?
See doctor: It is unlikely that your symptoms are caused by low glycogen store. Myopathy can cause exercise intolerance but what is the cause for it? Have you consulted a rheumatologist or neurologist yet? If not, consider seeing one. Do note that there are other potential causes for exercise intolerance which need be considered. ...Read more
Exercise: Leads to fat oxidation ("burning") but that amount is very dependent on the intensity, duration and type and individual fitness level. In terms of glycogen storage, because exercise depletes glycogen stores, it also does lead to increased glycogen storage post exercise. ...Read more
Can anyone help? To explain why a 25yr old 8yr endurance athlete lost endurance or glycogen storage adaptation after ssri or corticosteroid overdose?
By glycogen storage: I presume that you packed in a lot of glucose under the impression that it would form glycogen. Well, that is the truth but it is a natural process from sugar taken as it is served by mother nature in fruit etc. If you take sugar on its own it actually acts as a drug and will also induce deficiency of vitamin b 1 that might be the cause of your loss of endurance. ...Read more
I'm a sprinter, and I would like to increase my glycogen storage in muscles with no carb method for 5 days and then loading of carbohydrates. Risks?
Difficult: It would be very difficult to increase your glycogen storage with no carb. Why then no carb then have a heavy loading? It makes little sense. ...Read more
Released: Glycogen is complex carbohydrate storage that is broken down in your body and released as 'simple carbohydrates' when your exersise becomes more intense and longer-lasting (usually more than an hour depending on your aerobic fitness).When glycogen stores are "used up"about the 21st or 22nd mile in a marathon u have"hit the wall"...A most umcomfortable feeling! ...Read more
Train: Your body always searches for glycogen first for energy. It is the fastest processed and most available energy source. After glycogen stores are depleted, fat is used as an energy source. Bu this usually takes 45 minutes of sustained activity at a mild to moderate level of intensity. ...Read more
Be good 2your liver: Insulin causes skeletal muscle and fat cells to absorb blood glucose. This glucose often comes from the liver after glycogenolysis. This is the breakdown of glycogens, which are the sugars your liver stores in long chains to use later. The release of blood sugar from these glycogen chains is done via the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase. ...Read more
My glycogen level in blood has come low. Its 2.0. All my medical test are ok except this one. Any serious issue?
Ok: It does not appear to be significant from the results you mentioned. ...Read more
High GI fruit.:
The liver normally stores about 350-400 calories of glycogen.
The window for repleting it is actually up to 4 hours, but is most efficiently within an hour. Fruit high glycemic indices are most efficiently converted from glucose to glycogen (i.e. Dried fruit, though they are calorie dense). My vote is for a cup of grapes: 27.3 g carb, barely 50 calories, fun to eat. ...Read more
Storage & Release: Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. Glucagon is a hormone which, like insulin, also comes from the pancreas. When the body needs to utilize its stored glucose, glucagon is released to do it. Glycogen is mostly stored in the liver, but it is also contained in the kidneys and muscle. ...Read more
I've been dealing with SIBO and HNPP like symptoms since I was 20. Started taking glycogen supp. For exercise and it lessened my paresthesia symptoms?
Find good holist: Fad diagnoses like "SIBO" do people a disservice -- most of the medical community doubts that they are prevalent as their proponents claim, and have you noticed that nobody ever gets better? Hereditary Neuropathy with pressure palsies is an easy diagnosis that any neurologist can make and manage, or refute. You need an ethical, evidence-based, holistically-savvy physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Carbo Bonking: The treatment is to restore the glycogen back into the muscle. The fastest, safest way is eat foods with a high glycemic index. These foods will break down quickly, causing an increase in blood glucose. The glucose will then be returned to the muscle for storage in the form of glycogen. What are these foods you ask? Cereals, white bread, rice and most snacks just to name a few. ...Read more
About 5 oz:
Interesting question. The old medical joke is it takes an autopsy to answer really interesting questions. For starters, liver in a 170# human will weigh about 3-4#...and about 10% is glycogen/water (in a 1:3 hydrated ratio). So you could 'carry' about 5 ounces of watery glycogen. But muscle can store 20% by weight hydrated glycogen...so??? Good luck! ...Read more
I workout verry intensely 4 hours a day, I started feeling low energy, is there a condition where the glycogen stores are depleted? Recovery time?
Be careful!: It's very hard to deplete glycogen stores (unless you are on a zero carbohydrate suicidal diet) extreme physical stress may, however, cause a release of myoglobin (muscle protein) into the blood, and myoglobin is very toxic to the kidneys; it may cause acute renal failure, and one of it's signs is -- very low energy. Be careful! ...Read more
Does muscle have an effect on insulin response? I know it increases glycogen stores, but not sure if it increases carb intake.
Prednisone is more potent than cortef (hydrocortisone) as an anti inflammator but is it also more potent in the breakdown of glycogen to glucose?
Steroids: What is the question what you have said is true. ...Read more
Is it true, consuming carbs only after exercising (not before) provide a better insulin sensitivity and glycogen synthesis than if consumed before?
Pre and post: Post-workout meal is indeed the most important meal of the day. Your muscular supply of glycogen is drained, making your muscles hungry for nutrients. "This is the time you want to decrease protein breakdown and increase protein synthesis, so it's vital to get enough protein and carbohydrates after you finish each workout. Pre-work carbs are needed though for fuel and energy. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
My fasting glucose is consistently 100-115, and yet post prandial 1 hr is 160, 2 hr is 86. Last vap showed negative for metabolic syndrome. Is this a result of nighttime glycogen dump, and if so, why? And why the normal post prandial?
Pre-diabetes: People with pre-diabetes/early diabetes can produce higher level of Insulin to keep bs somewhat adequate, sometimes they overshoot and can cause subsequent low blood sugar after a meal, especially if it's a high carbohydrate meals. As of now, you have impaired fasting sugar which is a form of pre-diabetes. You might need a hba1c test (blood test) to see your overall level of glucose control. ...Read more