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Should not: Kidney is designed to hold on to protein and not let it into the urine. +1 protein in urine, would check again in a week to a month. If + again, needs to be worked up. If negative, recheck one more time in a month. If neg, recheck again in about 6 mo. If neg again, then not to worry. If +, needs work up. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
No, but...: If you're asking about whey protein, you're probably a bodybuilder or at least hanging around gyms. The 'health beverages' / 'protein shakes' that you may be offered are sometimes laced with anabolic steroids, and these are likely to make acne flare. You also probably don't want to be involved with these. Get some protein powder from a responsible distributor and mix your own. ...Read more
Protein intake=120gms 50gms through whey and 15 gms bcca during intraworkout.do Moderately Intense exercise 5to6 days for 1 hr.
Water is key: Both numbers are essentially ok. With that much protein, you really need to make sure you stay well hydrated. With intense exercise there are muscle breakdown products that can potentially be harmful if they cause blockages in your kidneys. Proper hydration will help prevent this from occurring and keep your performance level high. ...Read more
Any pure protein....: ...powder is protein. It's what else that's added 2 it that needs watching. Read labels carefully & if U don't understand what's been added, ask Ur PCP or a dietitian. 2 much protein will challenge Ur kidneys, so more is not always better. U need 50gms/day generally. Add supplement as U exercise especially in weight training.U have bbetter dose control with powered rather than capsules or pills. ...Read more
Live with it.: Sorry, but you cannot make your penis grow. What you see - is what you get - nothing more - nothing less. In spite of all the ads you see on the internet, you have to live with what you have. There are some surgical procedures to release the penile suspensory ligament, giving you more "useable" length to what you already have, but this can also effect other issues. ...Read more
Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?
Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's promising: Oxytocin has potentially beneficial effects that are causing us to work further on assessing its value. There is enough info to suggest it plays a role in helping people "bond"/relate & also in decreasing anxiety. I've just begun using it with specific fda authorization in our autistic patients. We'll have more info soon. Limitations include short half-life & the overly dilute nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is dangerous: Oxytocin is used to augment labor, and is also the hormone that is involved in let-down in a lactating woman. It does not really increase milk supply as much as it allows the milk to release. It is only used in labor under very careful monitoring because it can drop someone's blood pressure. Fenugreek, metaclopromide, and pumping are better options to increase supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are different hormones with completely different effects. ...Read more
Under study: There are reports that individuals (mostly adults) with asperger's disorder and high-functioning autism who use inhaled oxytocin so that it gets into the brain find themselves feeling more inclinded to be social, at least for a time. No studies suggest permanent changes, and it is unlikely to be a "cure" for autism, although it is an interest research lead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: Not sure why you are asking this. Oxytocin is the hormone released by the pituitary gland during breast feeding that causes release of milk. It is also used pharmacologically to induce labor as it causes uterine contraction. If your question is more related to stopping breast milk production after pregnancy, bromocriptine had been used previously, but is no longer allowed for this use. ...Read more
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Do you have to have pitocin (oxytocin) when you have prolonged labor? i would like to try avoid chemical inductions due to risk of AFE, I am terrified
Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?
Pitocin (oxytocin) has been : Used for years and continues to be used if it is used properly it is very safe I use it on almost all of my inductions and to augment labor without inducing and augmenting my patients many could have ended up with problems, some doctors abuse and do not use Pitocin (oxytocin) properly ( not too many) in those cases it can cause problems, Pitocin (oxytocin) has saved many of my pts from c-section have done 5000+delivery. ...Read more
Ergometrime n oxytocine used together for postpasturm bleeding. But oxytocin causes vasodilation while erg. Cause vasoconstrict?So how they work?
Muscle contraction: The uterus is a remarkable organ. After stretching to an incredible size (from normal), it then contractss or tightens upon itself to close the large blood vessels developed during pregnancy to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin stimulates and enhances this contractile activity ergotamine also causes uterine contractions as well as blood vessel constriction, reducing bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, the hormone plays a huge role in pair bonding. Prairie voles, one of nature's most monogamous species, produce oxytocin in spades. This hormone is also greatly stimulated during sex, birth, breast feeding, and the list goes on. ...Read more
Fetal statuss check: A oxytocin challenge test(oct) involves giving a pregnant mother the drug to stimulate at least 3 contractions in a 10 minute interval to check whether the fetal heart rate accelerates(reassuring) or declines. It allows the OB md to check on the fetal status especially when there are concerns about the baby's wellbeing. ...Read more