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Msm Dosage For Inflammation
What to do if I am curious if anyone can tell me the best source for msm. If so, can you also specify the dosage for hair improvement?
Waste of time: Do not waste your time. It has n o proven value for hair improvement. ...Read more
Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about ...Read more
Can you tell me success rate with MSM? Using it to treat chronic pain & arthritis. Low dose by choice but we think it's helping been using for amonth
No evidence: There are no well-conducted studies to show that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is safe or effective for any disorder. ...Read more
Male/male sex: Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about risk factors for stds. ...Read more
TWO TOTALLY: Different compounds, supposed to work differently and possibly complimentary. ...Read more
See details: This is an herbal supplement purported to have some anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more
NOTHING HAS BEEN: Reported at the recommended dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Msm?: Could you please rewrite your question with what is msm. Thanks. ...Read more
Different supplement: Msm is sold as a dietary supplement and marketed with a variety of claims, often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. There is little evidence that it works and it is not fda approved. Msm is the abbreviation for "methylsulfonylmethane." I do not recommend it for arthritis. It is pricey and of little proven value! ...Read more
Very few in my exper: As above of course anything can cause somebody problems but for the most part it is well tolerated. ...Read more
See below: In my opinion (and not necessarily based on any head-to-head studies), I feel that osteo bi-flex and cosamin ds are two of the highest quality glucosamine and chondrotin products. There are very few studies that demonstrate a benefit from msm, so I personally do not endorse its use. ...Read more
What can you tell me about Triflex (glucosamine, msm, chond.) supplements? Are they all equally effective?
My current PCP does not acknowledge me as an MSM. How can I find LGBT-friendly PCPs that are in-network for United Healthcare?
Tell them: Surely your PCP will "acknowledge" your sexual orientation if you tell about it. If you cannot or don't want to, an excellent source probably is your nearest NHS GUM clinic. (I think I saw you're in UK, right?) They likely know nearby doctors who are sensitive to alternate sexual lifestyles and knowledgeable about their special health care needs. Or if in London, try Freedom Health Clinic. ...Read more
My doc. Prescribed me that I should take 1500mg of glucosamine, but I ran out of Procosa. Can I take Krklnd Glcsmine, chndroitin and MSM 300tablets?
Yes: These are very comparable products. Best wishes ...Read more
Ask the pharmacist.: Ask the pharmacist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I tweeked my knee I'm taking the following daily: msm 1000 mg, glucusamine 1500 mg, chondrain 1500 mg. Should I continue?
Depends on how long and if the injury led to swelling or fluid on the knee ion a short period of time. Pain while standing on the knee that prevents you from bearing weight is a sign of needing more medical evaluation
general recommendations are rice
rest, ice, compression and elevation for sports or orthopedic injuries.
Stretch frequently especially after periods of inactivity. ...Read more
No: It has no effect on ligaments.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not unhealthy: This supplement is not unhealthy but it not likely to help in any way in a 16 year old boy or girl. ...Read more
Pharmacist: I have heard mixed recommendations about this and more often there is felt to be no problem as the sulphur in msm is not a sulfonamide. Your pharmacist is best qualified to answer this question for you. ...Read more
No: MSM is great for decreasing pain in arthritic joints ...Read more
I'm a MSM and spoke to my doctor, who fails to acknowledge my orientation and concerns, about PrEP. Where should I go for this medication?
Be direct: This topic is just starting to get more attention in mainstream primary care. The medication can be expensive and not well covered. You might want to get more information on coverage of Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) through your insurance to see if it will be cost prohibitive. If treatment will be affordable it is definitely worth being more direct with him about starting treatment. ...Read more
Can't have MRI but have every other sign and symptoms of ms. Could it be something rlseelse or is there a way to diagnose msms without mri?
I am not sure: The theory behind using the glucosamine and chondroitin joint supplements is that more of the cartilage building blocks will be available for cartilage repair. Some study shows less pain in the joint, like when people take Motrin but real evidence of cartilage repair. Thank you. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more