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Muscle Milk And Diabetes
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Treatment depends on: whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Lactose a sugar, Yes: Diabetes mellitus complex & type ii typically develops over decades. One key metric is ? glucose, hba1c 6.5% vs. Optimal healthy 5.0%. Anything which requires Insulin release to remove ? sugar (less so protein) from water outside cells drives dm & conversion to fat (obesity). Very complex carbs (not ground, processed) less a problem but all carbs/sugar drives dm. Fat does not drive Insulin release. ...Read more
No real: Damage but obviously it can make you miserable symptom wise. Best to avoid dair or use lactaid. ...Read more
My husband used to take whey protein, energy drinks and protein for muscle weight gain can it cause any disease?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that these substances will cause any peoblems. ...Read more
Eat healthy foods: That are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, >. ...Read more
Wife has muscle wasting fatigue constipation eats 2000+ cals a day tested and has betacell pancreatic dysfunction and insulin rest. Fructosamine 392?
State a question: I'm sure now that now a diagnosis exists her doctors have a treatment plan correct? Do you have a question about this topic because it wasn't really clear in your opening statements. Hope she improves. ...Read more
Having low muscle mass, high body fat and kind of men boobs are enough symptoms to take testosterone pills?Even6months of workout did not grow muscle
EStrogen: Your obesity is the problem not the lack of testosterone. You have to be honest with yourself and keep a food diary and change your lifestyle completely. If you are eating more than 1800 calories and if most of your calories are carbohydrates then you will not lose weight and the fat cells will continue to make estrogen. ...Read more
Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?
No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more
Everything: You eat is broken down into small building blocks and metabolized into calories of energy. Your body then uses this energy to generate proteins, fats, carbohydrates or whatever else it needs to manufacture. Insulin is an anabolic hormone which does stimulate protein synthesis, but increasing your Insulin levels does not lead to muscle building. ...Read more
My daughter is currently on a dairy-free diet, due to a history of chronic constipation. Are almond milk and/or cashew milk binding like cow's milk?
LACTOSE FREE: Almond, cashew, rice, coconut and hemp milk are excellent alternatives. ...Read more
Is there a link between endometriosis, hypoglycemia, and low tolerance to fatty foods, meat and sugar?
Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity ?
Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?
Possibly but...: Although there may be many “causes” of gynecomastia, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. An increase in weight may cause the appearance of the breasts to seem larger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
64 with fasting blood sugars of 90-100 despite diet and exercise. How much additional risk of small vessel changes compared to BS of 70-80? Thanks.
Aim for HgbA1C : 64 year old male has fasting blood sugar 90-100 (which is normal) asks how much risk of small vessel changes compared to BS 70-80. High BS affects both large & small blood vessels; Large BV with Hardening leading to Heart disease and Stroke; and Small BV with Thickening/narrowing & clogging; decreasing blood flow to arteries in eyes/ kidneys/ Legs& more. Keeping HgbA1c ...Read more
Will type 2 diabetes diminish muscle and strength gains from weight lifting? And should insulin use be modified when lifting heavy weights?
Not if controlled: If diabetes is well controlled, it should not diminish the effect of exercise in increasing strength and muscle mass. In order to evaluate whether Insulin needs to be adjusted, you should measure glucose before and after exercise sessions; if the sugar is falling with exercise, you could have a snack before exercising, drink a sports drink during exercise, or decrease Insulin at the meal before. ...Read more
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