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Doctor insights on: Vanillylmandelic Acid Vma

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Can hydroxycitric acid raise your uric acid levels?

Why?: It doesn't matter whether it will raise uric acid levels. What matters is that it won't do anything positive for you. Why are you taking it in the first place? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What things, in the body, regulate glutamic acid? Glutamic acid decarboxylase? Glutamate receptors (nmda, ampa...Etc.)? What else is involved?

It's complicated...: There are some very exciting discoveries on the metabolism of glutamate... There are multiple pathways impacting on things such as gaba neurotransmitter, nitrogen clearance from the liver portal, etc... These pathways play vital roles in survival! please read this.... And email me your questions if you'd like! http://voh.Chem.Ucla.Edu/vohtar/spring04/classes/153ch/pdf/kelly%20and%20stanley.Pdf. ...Read more

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Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

Differin (adapalene) for acne: Differin is much better than Azelex (azelaic acid) for acne, in my opinion. Azelex (azelaic acid) will be great for moderate acne and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid best for chemical peels ?

It depends: Glycolics work fine if you only need a mild peel, or only have a limited amount of downtime. Tca peels can do more, but require a longer recovery. The hetter (croton oil) peel is, in my opinion, tremendously powerful and useful, but has the longest recovery. ...Read more

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Does philadelphia light contain uric acid?

Does philadelphia light contain uric acid?

1 gram protein : 1 tablespoon contains 1 gram of protein. No uric acid per say but protein metabolism required. If you take allopurinol and your uric acid level has normalized you can probably use this product judiciously. ...Read more

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How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling and more noticeable results. ...Read more

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Which is rate metabolic disorder 4 hydroxy butyric aciduria?

Which is rate metabolic disorder 4 hydroxy butyric aciduria?

Probable ketosis: Beta hydroxybutyric acid is a compound formed during starvation, or diabetic ketoacidosis as the result of fat breakdown for energy in the absence of carbohydrates the question here is unclear, perhaps re submit? ...Read more

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Whats alpha-lipoic acid?

Whats alpha-lipoic acid?

Antioxidant: Alpha-lipoic acid (ala) is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants generally neutralize free radicals, which cause inflammation in the body . Studies support the use of al:a for diabetes, but not for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid safe while.Breastfeeding?

Is glycolic acid safe while.Breastfeeding?

Glycolic acid: Generally speaking, glycolic acid is considered safe. Avoid using products used for chemical peels as the levels of glycolic acid are much higher and are designed to penetrate much deeper. ...Read more

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What is acid phosphatase assays test?

What is acid phosphatase assays test?

Max 3.2 ng: Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fixed at 3.2ng. Specificity is high t 96% of cases with abnormally high ri acid phosphatase levels, the diagnosis was adenocarcinoma. In the absence of bone metastases high acid phosphatase level is predictive of lymph node involvement in 90%. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid vs tretinoin/retin a, which is better?

Salicylic acid vs tretinoin/retin a, which is better?

Retin a (tretinoin) if moderate: If you have very mild acne then salicylic acid may be adequate. For more moderate or any cystic component of acne, retina a is "stronger" and will be more likely to help acne resolve completely. Keep in mind retin a (tretinoin) needs to be a "pea" sized amount applied daily, can cause peeling and redness of skin initially. if redness and irritation are a problem, back off to every other day application. ...Read more