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Niacin And Diabetes
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
I'm 365 pounds and would like to know what's a good amount of niacin to start taking to make a difference on my cholesterol, diabetes, anxiety, gerd.
65 yr old active male. No diabetes strong family history cad. Total chol 203 trigl 70 HDL 67 LDL 122. Bp 125-135/80 6'0 165 lbs.Take 500mg niacin 2/day
what is my target ldl?
Replace niacin w/statins?
Depends: Niacin is not first line and recently has received "thumbs down" in reports. If your doctor feels that he should be on something a statin is the way to go. You might consider a coronary calcium cat scan, if you can afford it if your insurance will not cover it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I have hi cholesterol, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, i take simvastatin and insulin is it bad if i take niacin to increase my hdl.?
Benefits of Niacin: Yes, as a cholesterol treatment.It can boost level of good cholesterol and lower triglycerides.It also lowers bad cholesterol.Niacin also has others benefits.There is good evidence that it helps reduces atherosclerosis.It is a fda approved treatment for pellagra.It has been studied as a treatment for many other problems like lowering the risk of alzheimer's disease, cataracts , osteoarthritis and d.M. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insulin resistance: Niacin causes Insulin resistance. In most people, your body simply makes more Insulin to overcome this, and there is no change in blood glucose. In someone who is diabetic, or prediabetic, or obese, or with a family history of diabetes, this worsening of Insulin resistance can push you into diabetes, or make your blood sugar worse. Unfortunate, since the lipid effects are very good. ...Read more
My husbands hands&especially feet are as cold as ice consantly. We have used niacin to no avail. How can it be fixed?
RUle out medical: Issues such as heart disease, thryoid, diabetes, etc. If he smokes, quit as there are several vascualr disease taht are terrible for smokers ( good idea to quit anyway) see uour pcp about other issues suchas vacular disease, vasculitis, connective tissue disorders etc some times carpal tunnel can give coolness but that is not he first place id look. Finally some just have cold hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Ryr can cause abdominal pain, allergic reaction, dizziness, liver and muscle inflammation with muscular pain, flatulance (gas), stomach pain, and headache. Aside from flushing, Niacin can cause liver damage, itching, low blood pressure, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, gout, rashes, headache, diabetes, liver inflammation, and blurred vision. ...Read more
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