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Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more


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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) be taken together with glucosamine?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) be taken together with glucosamine?

Synthroid-glucosamin: It is best to always take synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the am, without taking anything else or eating for at least one hour. Taken at a different time, glucosamine is safe to take.

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Can I also take Synthroid in the a.M. With my Lexapro (escitalopram) and glucosomine/chondroitin?

Can I also take Synthroid in the a.M. With my Lexapro (escitalopram) and glucosomine/chondroitin?

Not at the same time: Thyroid should be taken separately from other meds or food. 30 minutes before with coffee; shower, dress, then eat. This is what I do!

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My knees hurt when I bend  down.  ( i.e., . to pick up something). What can be done about this?  Does glucosamine and hydrodyn really work?

My knees hurt when I bend  down.  ( i.e., . to pick up something). What can be done about this?  Does glucosamine and hydrodyn really work?

Evidence Lacking: The use of glucosamine chondroitin is a very popular over the counter supplement that many people take for osteoarthritis. Research is mixed on its efficacy. Some research indicates that the glucosamine sulfate version may be the one that works. Often people look towards the more expensive combination of glucosamie and msm. It would be good to see an orthopedic physician.

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Glucosamine is helpful to cure crepitus?

Glucosamine is helpful to cure crepitus?

No: Glucosamine cures nothing. It may have some benefit in reducing osteoarthritic pain.

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What is using glucosamine for tmj?

TMJ: Glucosamine is a vitamin that is sometimes used to help try and prevent joint problems, not just the tmj joints. There is usually no harm in trying this. However, if you have a disc problem it may not help. There are a lot of references online that you can read up on for this. Hope this helps.

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Is liver affected by glucosamine?

Is liver affected by glucosamine?

Doubt it: There is not much evidence of liver damage by glucosamine. According to mayo clinic : one patient developed liver inflammation (acute cholestatic hepatitis) after taking glucosamine forte. Review this good article. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/glucosamine/ns_patient-glucosamine/dsection=safety.

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Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Unknown: I have patients that do believe that glucosamine helps their oa pain. There is no real evidence that it makes a difference. It does not change the arthritic problem but no medication or supplement does at this time for oa. Occassionally I have seen some relief in knee and hip pain in rare patients.

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Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

No: Not known to affect this but if you have underlying coagulation problems or you are on any blood anticoagulants it may. But not by itself.

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

Cartilage Components: Glucosamine is a modified sugar that can be crosslinked to form shellfish shells and glycosaminoglyans, a major component of connective tissue. Chondroitin sulfate is a particular kind of glycosaminoglycan that is especially prevalent in cartilage and is often depleted during osteoarthritis..

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How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

It is not known yet: The best dose of glucosamine is not known. Most research studies have used doses of 1, 200 to 1, 500 mg per day, usually in two or three separate doses. Because supplement manufacture is more loosely regulated than drug manufacture and producers voluntarily follow good manufacturing practices, purchase glucosamine from a reputable supplier.

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Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Possible: While it is possible, I don't think there is any good scientific evidence than this makes any difference for osteoarthritis.

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How long is it safe to take glucosamine sulfate?

Long term.: As far as we know, the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin is safe to use in the long term. Studies had people taking it for at least two years.

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What does glucosamine chondroitin do to your body?

Help cartilage: They are the building blocks of normal cartilage. If you can take them in a form that you can absorb thru your GI tract there is some research that shows that 1500 mg + in divided doses can decrease joint pain from arthritic joints. Read book "cure for arthritis" details many of the studies. Studies are on going, vets have been using it for years on dogs with good success.

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Can glucosamine and tramadol be taken at same time?

Yes, but: Yes, but safety issues for the latter and efficacy for the former must be evaluated.

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Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?

Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?

You can, but...: Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence at present to show they can prevent future joint problems; train intelligently to avoid injuries; you can try g/c, but note they will be of theoretical benefit. Good luck!

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What can glucosamine do to help my physical health?

Not much: Supplements like glucosamine may have marginal benefit for joint health, but are not likely to affect the overall health of a person.

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Can glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

Can glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

Qualified yes: They are good enablers for regular anti-inflammatories like advil and aleve (naproxen) but their effect on arthritis is weak without advil or aleve (naproxen).

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Could glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

Could glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

It can be: There is evidence that those supplements help with arthritis pain. My advice is always to try it for about 3 months. If you have no relief in that time then there is no point to continue taking the supplement. If it helps then continue.

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