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What are other uses of glucosamine?

Additional uses of glucosamine have been reported. There is minimal (if any) scientific research on the effects of glucosamine on these other conditions, and, instead, the use is based on scientific theory or tradition. These conditions include: AIDS, athletic injuries, back pain, bleeding esophageal varices (blood vessels in esophagus), cancer, congestive heart failure, depression, fibromyalgia (a condition that causes fatigue, body aches, and muscle tenderness), kidney stones, migraine headache, immunosuppression (preventing the immune system from functioning), osteoporosis, pain, psoriasis (a skin condition that causes patches of redness and scaling), skin rejuvenation, spondylosis deformans (growth of bony spurs on the spine), as a topical hypopigmenting agent (something that removes color from the skin), and wound healing. Treatment of these conditions requires consultation with an experienced healthcare provider.

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