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Hyaluronic Acid

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By Medicover Hospitals / 18 Dec 2020
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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is present naturally in the skin, eyes and joints. The primary function of Hyaluronic acid is to trap water inside tissue cells, keeping the eyes moist and joints lubricated. It retains water-like sponge and has the ability to absorb 1000 times more than its own weight and also plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication, cellular function and works as an excellent skin moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid has various medical and commercial uses. This is available in a variety of forms:

  • Dietary supplements.
  • Face creams
  • Serums

Hyaluronic acid is extracted from rooster combs or is made by bacteria in the laboratory. This can be taken by mouth or can be injected directly in the affected joint. It can also be injected directly to the bladder in women with frequent Urinary Tract Infections.

  1. Hyaluronic Acid Uses
  2. Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
  3. Precautions
  4. Hyaluronic Acid Warnings
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Citations

Hyaluronic Acid Uses:

Mostly, people use Hyaluronic acid for improving skin health and to fight with ageing signs. It also helps in healing wounds. Our skin contains about half of the Hyaluronic acid in the body. It binds with water molecules that help to keep the skin hydrated and supple. Hyaluronic acid can be used for:

  • Anti-aging.
  • Healing wound.
  • Relieving joint pain.
  • Soothe acid reflux symptoms.
  • Relieve dry eye and discomfort
  • Preserve bone strength
  • Prevents Bladder

Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects:

Generally, Hyaluronic acid is said to be safe when people follow the accurate information on how to use it. Hyaluronic acid can cause adverse effects in some people. A person should go for a test patch before using any new skin products. A person who receives injections which contain Hyaluronic acid can experience some serious side effects like:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Precautions:

Avoid straining your knee joint for 2 days after receiving Hyaluronic acid injections. Avoid certain activities like jogging, soccer, tennis, heavy lifting and standing in your feet for a longer time. There can be temporary pain or swelling in the knee joint which may occur after receiving Hyaluronic acid injection.

How to use Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is found in various forms. These are found in flavoured and unflavored liquid formulations. Some of the over-the-counter remedies contain a combination of Hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.

Dosage:

  • For Ageing Skin:Products which contain krill oil, sea buckthorn berry oil, cacao have been extracted and Hyaluronic acid is used daily for 3 months.
  • For Mouth Sores:Hyaluronic acid can be mixed with water and can be used as a mouth rinse.
  • By Injection:For ageing skin Hyaluronic acid will be injected into the skin wrinkles..
  • By a Cather Urinary Tract Infection (UTI):Solution which contains 40 mg of Hyaluronic acid is given once in a week for 4 weeks.

Missed dose:

The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.

Overdose:

Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Hyaluronic acid tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency..

Warnings for serious health conditions:

Pregnancy:

Hyaluronic acid is said to be safe if given through injection. But to be on safe side talk to your doctor before using Hyaluronic acid.

Breastfeeding:

Hyaluronic acid is unsafe if injected while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor if you’re breastfeeding.

Storage:

Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.

Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).

Before taking Hyaluronic acid consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Hyaluronic acid rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travelling to avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid vs.Retinol

Hyaluronic Acid Retinol
Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is present naturally in the skin, eyes and joints. The primary function of Hyaluronic acid Is to trap water inside tissue cells, keeping the eyes moist and joints lubricated. Retinols are the best skin care products in the market. It is used to treat anti-ageing concerns as well as acne.
Hyaluronic acid can be used for anti-ageing,Healing wound,Relieving joint pain,Soothe acid reflux symptoms,Relieve dry eye and discomfort,Preserve bone strength Retinol is made from Vitamin A. It goes deep beneath the epidermis to your dermis. Retinol helps to neutralize free radicals for boosting the production of elastin and collagen. It treats acne,wrinkles
Some serious side effects like:Pain,Itching,Bruising Some of the common and major side effects of Retinol are:Skin redness, burning and stinging,Dermatitis

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes, hyaluronic acids work for the skin. Hyaluronic acid improves skin health and to fight with ageing signs.
Hyaluronic acid is extracted from rooster combs or is made by bacteria in the laboratory.
Some of the serious hyaluronic-acid side effects are:
  • Pain.
  • Redness.
  • Itching.
  • Bruising.
Retinols are the best skin care products in the market. It is used to treat anti-ageing concerns as well as acne. . Hyaluronic acid improves skin health and to fight with ageing signs.

Citations:

  • Hyaluronic-Acid, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bip.1968.360060603"
  • Hyaluronic-Acid Side Effects,https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10829203/
  • Hyaluronic-Acid Cream, https://europepmc.org/article/med/22052267