Collagen

What is Collagen?

The major protein (comprising over half of that in mammals) of the white fibers of connective tissue, cartilage, and bone; insoluble in water but can be altered to easily digestible, soluble gelatins by boiling in water, dilute acids, or alkalis. It is high in glycyl, l-alanyl, l-prolyl, and l-4-hydroxyprolyl residues, but is low in sulfur and has no l-tryptophanyl residues. It comprises a family of genetically distinct molecules all of which have a unique triple helix configuration of three polypeptide subunits known as α-chains; at least 18 types of collagen have been identified, each with a different polypeptide chain.

Questions and answers on "Collagen"

Is it safe to take a collagen supplement during pregnancy?

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Collagen supplements

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Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are concerned about taking collagen supplements during pregnancy. Supplements of collagen should be OK during pregnancy since all connective tissue is made of collagen. This will...

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I have severe diareha I am taking collagen can that cause it

the correct name is immodium

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collagen

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I am not sure why were you using collagen at this age. Did you start it recently?
Collagen is purely not known to cause diarrhoea, there would be some other ingredients in collagen fibre supplements which you may be sensitive to. Those may cause...

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I am 73 years old now and for the past two years I have been having problems with my skin tearing open when I touch things, such as a bush, limb and now even a cardboard box. Is there anything I can do to toughen up my skin. YYYY@YYYY


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Brief Answer:
Transdermal collagen will help

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

I can certainly understand your concern.

The frequent skin breakout in your case could be due to deficient collagen.

Transdermal collagen available as Hydroderm will be effective in healing the broken skin by increasing the...

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Do you know of an alternative and effective medicine to Santyl*Collagenaes).I have chronic wounds on my left and right ankles. But Santyl is too expensive.Is there a generic typebof Santyl

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Brief Answer:
You can try antibiotic coated dressing.

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Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic!
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.

Wet collagen is very effective in burns and chronic wound. But cost is a problem.
You can try chlorhexidine coated...

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Is it safe to take collagen for my arthritus while on warfarin
Ok

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Yes

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Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
There are no well documented adverse interaction between collagen supplements and warfarin and so it is safe to take them together.

Do get back to me if you have further...

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Is it safe to take collagen supplements while pregnant?

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Brief Answer:
detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I read carefully your query.

There are no clear evidences about the risk of taking Collagen supplements during pregnancy.It means that it is not clear if taking Collagen during pregnancy will have a harmful effect...

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Can collagen supplements interact with insulin? I have type 1 diabetes.

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Explained

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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

No, insulin does not have any significant interaction with collagen supplements and can be safely taken.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before...

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Hi, is it true that people who are consuming collagen might have low chance of pregnancy? It is very confusing for me because i think it will not. But some people says yes, so now i am very worried about that since i am consuming it too. Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No. This myth has no scientific value.

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Dr. Hanif warmly Welcomes you!

Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully worked through your case, and can realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns....

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How do I treatamotorcycle burn on my ankle. Happened one week ago today. I've been using Neosporin and bandage. Should I use something else?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I prefer Silver sulfadiazine cream.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I prefer Silver sulfadiazine cream to other antibiotic creams.
Treatment depends on the size of the burn wound.If it is small,regular cleaning and dressing after Silver sulfadiazine cream is sufficient. If it is big,I apply...

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I always face problems with my face skin
My face skin is dull, has many pores & other issues
I'm 29 & I feel sometimes that I'm 34 because of my face skin

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Intense pulse light sessions; regular sunscreen

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed the Image. You main problem seems to be open pores and a few acne scars.

The best option for you would be if...

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Recent questions on  Collagen

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Hye Sir,

I'm 26 years old, Female. Once woked up i do drink Collagen Drink ( New York Skin Solution's). Everyday i'm also drink Fruit juice's and alot of water but still on morning i have trouble to clean my stomach at morning. Please do advise me Dr.

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Dear Doctor, I am male aged 45 yrs vegetarian. I am doing a Central Government job. My life is sedentary one. MY PROBLEM IS SINCE ONE YEAR OSTEOARTHRITIS DEVELOPED IN THE KNEES. DOCTOR HAS SUGGESTED FOR X-RAY AND MRI . IN THIS IT IS FOUND OUT THAT...

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My question is what kind of collagen either in liquid or powder form is best to increase collagen on the cellular level if bone is rubbing on bone and arthritis has set in inbetween some degenerative disks in my mom's lower back. I would like to...

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I am 37 year old male. I had ULTHERAPY done on my full face and jawline one month before. I am having no side effects after this.There was mild swelling initially but it went away within few days.Now I am perfectly Okay and waiting for...

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Hi Doc where can I buy Elastiderm eye cream collagen builder on skin around eyes. I m in Singapore but cant find the eye cream here can you give another eye cream a collagen builder since my skin around eyes is so thin already which makes me look older because of wrinkles aroun eyes most especially my upper eyelids which is so sensitive...i need a collagen builder on my skin around eyes for my 36 years old age fine lines begins to appear and visibly seen

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i m a teenager and i have a lot of problem with my skin ( acne and scar ) . I went to the doctor and he said i should take control birth pills. But now i heard some collagen could help my skin better. Can i take collagen drink while using control birth pills ? because i have been using control birth pills for 1 month

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I had a hysterectomy/bladder repair surgery in 2003 for prolapsed uterus/bladder. a porcine graft with sling was used.{Pelvico Accellular Collagen matrix Porcine graft}Within about a year the bladder prolapsed again. The urologist said I should go back to the gynecologist since he believed the sling was not involved. He did not check me. The gynecologist pushed the bladder back into me pelvis. She prescribed a Pissary. This was useless, and it was very uncomfortable. I have been incontinent and have had pain since then. I went to another urologist and after many tests has said I would have to have surgery to put in another sling. The uretha has nerve damage and the muscles are bad. When I asked about where the porcine graft was and why it failed, all he would say was that he didn t do the surgery and that it must have eroded. Could you tell me more about this original surgery and is it one of the bladder slings that were faulty and do I have a legal case. Vickie Myers.

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