health treatments


Question by  maalti (34)

What is glucosamine prescribed for?

My mother started taking this and I would like to know more about it.


Answer by  mooman2679 (1018)

Glucosamine is used to help with osteoarthritis. It helps rebuild cartilage and help restore movement in joints that are afflicted by arthritis.


Answer by  Bo99 (392)

People use glucosamine when they are suffering from arthritis, pain in the joints or osteophorosis. They also should make sure to drink enough milk and use milk products.


Answer by  JSmith0330 (616)

Glucosamine is a natural compound we have in our bodies, it could be used to stop the destruction of cartilage by enzymes, also given to people with arthritis pain.


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

It is usually prescribed to help joint pain. It is tauted as a way to help repair and restore lost and damaged cartilage in the joints.


Answer by  ccorp (260)

Glucosamine is typically prescribed for those persons who are experiencing joint/muscle pain. It's an ingredient that is normally found in supplements such as joint support to relieve pain.


Answer by  GinaD (400)

Glucosamine is commonly used for joint problems such as arthritis. It is often combined with chondroitin and is available over the counter in many stores. I have also seen it available for use with pets.


Answer by  ihatetv (581)

Glucosamine is usually recommended for joint pain. It is usually derived from some part of seafood, so people with allergies should beware. I'm a vegetarian, so I use an MSM/Chondroitin supplement instead. My dad (who has had shoulder problems forever) uses glucosamine and says it works well, as does my mother-in-law, who has wrist pain like mine.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

Glucosamine has been heavily advertised as a way to reduce joint pain. You are supposed to take it for several weeks before any benefit is felt. There is some belief that the relief is the result of the placebo effect.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

It is generally used to help people that have been experiencing pain due to stiffness of joints. It helps joints become more healthy which can reduce pain and improve flexibility.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Glucosamine is not prescribed as it is over the counter. It has no evidence through medical trials, but anicdotal data for osteoarthritis.

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