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Indications And Contraindications For Using Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is an acidic substance that is also known as hyaluronan. It is naturally synthesized in our bodies. The maximum concentration of this acid is found in our skin cells. Followings are some important points about hyaluronic acid that you should surely know: 

It binds with the water that is already present in our skin and then helps to retain it. 

The recommended daily dose of hyaluronic acid is 120-240 mg. It reduces the risk of dry and scaly skin and improves the moisture content of our skin.

Exposing your skin to sunlight, ultraviolet radiations, pollution, or dust reduces the concentration of hyaluronic acid in your skin, so taking the supplements will surely fill up this deficiency 

Indications And Contraindications For Using Hyaluronic Acid

People who should avoid Hyaluronic Acid:

Hyaluronic Acid is excellent to use as a supplemental product but according to a clinical study it is highly contraindicated in the following individuals:

  • Pregnant women: Some metabolites of Hyaluronic Acid may cross the placenta and cause skin-related issues in the fetus. 
  • Cancer patients: Some cancerous cells are more prone to growth with Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Osteoarthritis: The patients who are at greater risk of bone-related diseases should efficiently avoid hyaluronic acid.

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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