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Doctor insights on: What Are The Causes Of A Glucosamine Deficiency

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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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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. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Not likely.: Although I do not promote its use, it is soluble and well avbsorbed. Can raise blood sugar, but cannot cause diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Advanced aged has caused my knees to function much slower. Glucosamine is an option, does it work?

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

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Can glucosamine Hydrocloride cause gas pain.

Can glucosamine Hydrocloride cause gas pain.

Possibly: In some people glucosamine can cause gas pains. Take it will a full meal to avoid side effects or spread out the doses over the day if you are taking it all at once. A normal dose is 1500 mg a day and you could try taking it 500 mg three times a day. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine does not cause bulging disc. Disc bulging of the spine is usually secondary to a mechanical issue. A trial of physical therapy, and in some cases steroid injections may be helpful. I recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Could glucosamine cause dry bouts of coughing in an 82 yr old woman? Or could it be omega 3?

Could glucosamine cause dry bouts of coughing in an 82 yr old woman? Or could it be omega 3?

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

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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

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

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Waking up am with hip/back pain right side sleeping. Not preg, need glucosamine chondroitin mms? Taking flax recently changed brand cause this hap?

Waking up am with hip/back pain right side sleeping. Not preg, need glucosamine chondroitin mms? Taking flax recently changed brand cause this hap?

See details: Glucosamine will have no benefit. There is little data to suggest it has any benefit for low back pain. Instead, have the issue evaluated. There are many causes of low back pain. Do not self treat. ...Read more

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GGT 124. ALT, AST normal. 52kg, female, gall bladder removed, non drinker, non diabetic. Daily supplements- omega 3, glucosamine, chondroitin. Cause?

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 -: Symptoms?
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

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55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

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

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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. ...Read more

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Glucosamine is helpful to cure crepitus?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more