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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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes, but safety issues for the latter and efficacy for the former must be evaluated. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. I researched, and is commonly used in dogs. ...Read more
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. But it's from shark so fish allergies may be an issue. ...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
Safe, but why?: I guess it would be safe, but I don't see the need. The studies have shown treatment benefit, but not preventive benefit. I wouldn't think someone under the age of 18 would have joint damage for which this would be helpful. ...Read more