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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between gloucosamine sulphate and glucosamine chondrotin?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between gloucosamine sulphate and glucosamine chondrotin?

Explanation: Glucosamine sulfate has one "active" ingredient-glucosamine. Glucosamine chondroitin has two-glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. There is much controversy over whether either does anything. Studies have focused on the knee joint where study guidelines are strict and exclude many not fitting them. Most rheumatologists think they Don, t work. ...Read more

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 help with MCL recovery after surgery?

No: There is no evidence that glucosamine will promote ligament healing with or without surgery. ...Read more

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How long after spinal surgery can glucosamine be taken again?

Immediately: There is no contraindication to immediately taking glucosamine following spinal surgery. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora

For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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My doctor suggested that I take donna (glucosamine). Is this drug safe?

My doctor suggested that I take donna (glucosamine). Is this drug safe?

Safe: Unless you have a shellfish allergy, glucosamine is generally a safe dietary supplement. Its efficacy has been argued over for years. The goal of taking it is to allow the body's cartilage to repair itself and stay healthy. If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and you want to try it, take it for three months and see if it works to alleviate pain or stiffness. ...Read more

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What to do if one doctor suggest that I take donna (glucosamine) it it safe?

Glucosamine: glucosamine is a safe options for osteoarthritis but the data is controversial if it is beneficial or not. Try it for 3 months, and stay on it if you feel better otherwise stop it after consulting with your doctors. Best regards ...Read more

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I am 63. I have knee pain. My doctor says that it is osteoarthritis. I have heard that glucosamine? May help. What is it? Should I try it?

I am 63. I have knee pain. My doctor says that it is osteoarthritis. I have heard that glucosamine? May help. What is it? Should I try it?

Good to try: Glucosamine and chondroiton are 2 over the counter supplements that are frequently packaged together and can provide relief from arthritis. Ask your pharmacist or health food store for a good preparation. You will need to take every day for best results. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 70 and her doctor told her she has osteoarthritis. Does glucosamine and chondroitin really work?

My grandmother is 70 and her doctor told her she has osteoarthritis. Does glucosamine and chondroitin really work?

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. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product. ...Read more

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Last month I saw my doctor for knee evaluation. He said nothing is abnormal. My knee still poops/grinds when straightening. Can glucosamine HCl help?

Knee grinding: In all probability your grinding in your knee is secondary to chondromalacia of the patella. All double blind prosprective studies have found glucosamine to be no better than a placebo. ...Read more

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I have had many injuries including knee surgeries. Do supplements such as "glucosamine" have an actual benefit?

I have had many injuries including knee surgeries. Do supplements such as "glucosamine" have an actual benefit?

When there's OA: 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. Start when arthritis is evident and painful. ...Read more

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Can I take glucosamine pills and bifidobacterium pills, while I'm taking my antibiotics after dental implans surgery? Thanks a lot

Can I take glucosamine pills and bifidobacterium pills, while I'm taking my antibiotics after dental implans surgery? Thanks a lot

Yes: Glucosamine pills should be fine. Bifidobacterium pills will not hurt, but the antibiotics might kill the bacteria and negate their effect. Taking them after the course of antibiotics is helpful to many patients. ...Read more

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86 yrs old with high blood pressure. Want try glucosamine chondroitin for knee OA b4 surgery, scheduled next year. Pls advise amount in mg for intake?

1500 mg: Fifteen hundred milligrams daily is the standard dose of glucosamine to take daily. It can be taken all at one time. After a few months you can usually decrease to 500 mg daily. ...Read more

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Dear Doctors, could you tell me how the maze surgery performed?

Dear Doctors, could you tell me how the maze surgery performed?

Maze: Read this:

http://www. Stopafib. Org/surgical-ablation. Cfm? REFCODE=GooglePPC&Q=maze%20procedure

http://www. Sts. Org/patient-information/arrhythmia-surgery/atrial-fibrillation-surgery ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I ask my doctor for acne surgery?

Please tell me, could I ask my doctor for acne surgery?

By all means: I see that you are a grown-up and I assume you have scars. Your physician may have been reluctant to ask you whether you want modern treatment. I'm sorry you were not treated when you first had your acne, but today's results from a specialist are fairly good. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is rate of success on vascular surgery?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is rate of success on vascular surgery?

Depends: Generally, vascular surgery done on larger vessels have a good long-term success, but also have a higher early mortality. Smaller vessels have a lower overall long term patency, but also have a lower early mortality. As with anything, a lot depends on the experience of the surgeon and the condition of the patient. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the pain feel like after scoliosis surgery?

Can doctors tell me what does the pain feel like after scoliosis surgery?

Hard to answer: The pain after surgery varies significantly among people. Factors include age at surgery, magnitude of surgery, pre-op pain status, co-morbidiites, etc. Some patients go home without taking any pain medication at all although that is not the norm. Most people need some narcotic pain meds for a few weeks post-op. ...Read more

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Hello I heared that there is heiggt reduction surgery please if there is this kind of surgery tell me which doctor do it?

Hello I heared that there is heiggt reduction surgery please if there is this kind of surgery tell me which doctor do it?

Ht reduction operati: In my opinion it is not reasonable o consider height reduction surgery at your age or any age. What could possibly the the reason for wanting this. Talk to your health care team about this bizarre thought. ...Read more

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How do I tell someone I have PGAD I'm too scared and embarrassed. I might get exploratory groin surgery but the doctors don't know I have this I'm 21

How do I tell someone I have PGAD I'm too scared and embarrassed. I might get exploratory groin surgery but the doctors don't know I have this I'm 21

PGAD: I understand that this is embarrassing but it is really important to advise your doctor of this or any other conditions you have that involve your genitalia - before you have surgery. Recommend that you make your health the priority - which means getting up the courage to talk about this candidly to your medical team. Take care. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's success rate of spinal surgery?

Individual: It is based upon many factors including: the nature of your spinal condition, whether or not you have other medical problems, the surgery being done, and the relative skill/expertise of your surgeon. Doing the right surgery on the right patient with the right surgeon can have a very high success rate of over 95 percent. Doing the wrong surgery on the wrong patient is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more

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What does it mean for my doctor to tell me that I'm "a perfect candidate for epilepsy surgery"?

What does it mean for my doctor to tell me that I'm "a perfect candidate for epilepsy surgery"?

Potentially curable: It usually means they have located a specific area of the brain that triggers the seizure, and they can remove that area with a low complication rate. As a result, it's possible to be cured. ...Read more

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How should I tell my doctor that I want carpal tunnel release surgery?

How should I tell my doctor that I want carpal tunnel release surgery?

By doing so: Preferably in a language he or she understands

seriously call or email or write or say it in person

for more information regarding carpal tunnel release see here
http://www. Handctr. Com/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-51.Html. ...Read more

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How to tell if you need cataract surgery without going to the eye doctor?

How to tell if you need cataract surgery without going to the eye doctor?

A cataract: Is an opacity of your lens causing symptoms of not being able to see as well as before but you will need an ophthalmologist to definitely diagnose and treat ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does surgery to remove a bone spur entail (both pre and post op)?

Can doctors tell me what does surgery to remove a bone spur entail (both pre and post op)?

Bone spur: Where are you getting it removed? Bone spurs can happen at a lot of areas in the body, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, heels, etc. All have different procedures, protocols and recovery times. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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Do doctors like it when you get a second opinion? I am referring to a orthopedic doctor. I had surgery with one but don't believe what he is tell me?

Do doctors like it when you get a second opinion? I am referring to a orthopedic doctor. I had surgery with one but don't believe what he is tell me?

They should: I like when patients seek second opinion. Just don't tell us it's because you don't trust our opinion!

it shows me that a patient cares about their condition enough to become fully informed.

If a doctor is offended by your getting a second opinion, that tells you he or she is not confident and not who you want to treat you.

We do want you to come back - don't let the second doctor "steal" you! ...Read more

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Does the doctor or anesthesiologist tell you which medicines or vitamins to stop before your surgery?

Does the doctor or anesthesiologist tell you which medicines or vitamins to stop before your surgery?

Pre-Anesthesia: During the Pre-Anesthesia testing appointment the anesthesiologist will help you answer these questions. It is a good idea to bring any documents that describe your health history and your medication list. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's it like to have nose surgery on a deviated septum?

Can any doc tell me what's it like to have nose surgery on a deviated septum?

Not serious: Septoplasty or surgery to correct a deviated septum is fairly routine and not serious. Very few risks and a great deal of benefit. There are only 2 reasons that I can think of to have this surgery. 1.) if the septal cartilage is causing you to have difficulty breathing and you are unhappy about it, and 2.) if you are having intra-nasal sinus surgery and the septum is blocking exposure of sinuses. ...Read more