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L-arginine For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Benefits of L-Arginine

I am wondering about the immune-enhancing benefits of L Arginine. It is a prominent ingredient in several medical foods, such as supplements to help prevent bed sores and speed healing, and now I see it in specialized beverages designed to improve...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Arginine may have some immune enhancing effects and also help increase growth hormone output and lean tissue. But I am concerned about its negative effect on herpes flare ups if you are prone to them. It has also shown to accelerate healing time in... Read more »

Is 500mg daily L-Arginine supplement dangerous?

Hello,I recently purchased a 500mg daily L-Arginine supplement after hearing about it's benefits for working out and sexual performance. I currently take Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir and 1G Valacyclovir. I've read a few articles stating that...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Yes. You can go up to 1500 mg per day. Valacyclovir should protect you.L-arginine is an amino acid with many functions in the body. One of these is its role in the production of nitric oxide which helps relax blood vessels. This relaxation is... Read more »

L-Arginine n HIV meds

Hi Nelson,I'm interested to take L arginine for my stamina.I'm taking Isentress+Truvada at the moment.Is this supplement safe with those medicines and the kidney as well?How much the recommended daily intake?Thank You,Iv...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Nutrition/Q227854.html?ic=700101" target=_new>Recent Answer on Arginine</a>... Read more »

arginine alpha-ketoglutarate

I have these supplements, arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, but want to know if it is good to take them while living with HIV. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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That supplement has not been shown to improve muscle mass or strength in peer reviewed studies. I would not waste my time with it.We also have no interaction data with HIV medications.Nelson... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »