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What Are The Causes Of A Glucosamine Deficiency
Prescribed 50k iu 8wks 4 vit d deficiency also to take liquid glucosamine daily. Glucos has 400 iu of vit d.Would be 52, 800 iu total wk. Is this safe?
Yes.: No problem taking 800 iu more per week. ...Read more
Advanced aged has caused my knees to function much slower. Glucosamine is an option, does it work?
Sometimes: Nothing is guaranteed to help. You must take at least 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before you decide if it is doing any good. ...Read more
Can walking for 2 hours a day cause problem in the cartilage of my knees. Please explain to me. Also I am taking glucosamine 1000mg daily.?
I took some glucosamine to maximize my joint health though I did not need it. Could this be the cause of my bulging discs in my lower back?
Unlikely: Glucionosamine is a naturally occurring food supplement. Made from fish it could cause an allergic reaction or a cough if you are allergic. Same goes for omega 3. Stop both if you think it is one of them. Wait for the symptoms to subside. If they do see an allergist to see which one it is. ...Read more
I've taken Glucosamine 2KCl 1000mg for 2years and no pain from heavy gyming, now I stopped im feeling muscle and joint pains, did stopping cause this?
Possible: I would try again taking it and see how you do Many report having symptoms after stopping it The only way to tell is to start again ...Read more
Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?
Probably not: First of all, why are you taking these supplements? If they are high quality, pharmaceutical grade products, they will probably not cause liver damage. My advice is to seek a consultation with a physician who is familiar with vitamins and supplements and come up with a plan to maximize your health. ...Read more
Waking up am with hip/back pain right side sleeping. Not preg, need glucosamine chondroitin mms? Taking flax recently changed brand cause this hap?
I have been having stomach problems for almost two weeks now--loose stools and diahhrea, bloating, very gassy. Can glucosamine cause this?
GGT 124. ALT, AST normal. 52kg, female, gall bladder removed, non drinker, non diabetic. Daily supplements- omega 3, glucosamine, chondroitin. Cause?
Are you having any -:
The abnormal test could be from some medication, that you might be taking for a long time.
I would have the test repeated after a month and analyse what meds your are taking.
If you have no symptoms whatsoever, then do not worry about a test.
Have your Internist evaluate you and if all tests return as normal except the one, then I would not be to too worried. ...Read more
55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?
See FamilyDoc&Ortho: Persistent pain & loss of function after joint replacement needs to be addressed by your Orthopedic surgeon (perhaps loosening of prosthesis). Plan on seeing your FamilyDoc who can refer you to appropriate Physical Therapist (for functional mobility) & Pain specialists too. Discuss w/FamilyDoc whether pain is perhaps statin-induced myalgia. ...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.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
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