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Homocysteine

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience in Cardiology
Yes.: Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite of methionine metabolism. It is converted to the non-toxic form, homocystine by a series of enzymes. People missing ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Above 7: (seven).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Homocysteine: Homocysteine is an Amino Acid byproduct of meat consumption. Elevated levels can be associated with forming blood clots, hardening of the arteries, he ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Neimark
39 years experience in Family Medicine
Reflects B6,B12, B9: An elevated homocysteine is a market for insufficiency of vitamin b6, B12 or Folic Acid (b9). These vitamins are part of what is called the "methylati ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Partly: High homocysteine is commonly due to methylation insufficiency. Folate (folic acid) is just one cog in the machinery. Other factors include magnesium, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Your homocysteine level is elevated. There are many causes of such elevation and some may corrected on taking Folic Acid and b12. Homocyteine is one o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Risk factor: High homocysteine levels are a risk factor for vascular disease. However, a high level in and of itself does not mean you have circulation problems.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Means nothing alone: As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, my teammates and i are always reminding people that lab results mean nothing whatever in th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Depends on how high: If you have diagnosed elevated homocysteine, you should be taking the preparation suggested or prescribed by your doctor. It is difficult to compare H ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
High lipids Remedy?: 38 M high cholest and LDL 187. Is it high risk? Yes but one needs to factor in family hx or early heart dis in men (
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not a common issue: Taking adequate amount of protein may help. See this site for more info. http://www.drkendalstewart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/significance-of-lo ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Calcium looks normal. Pth level would be elevated if parathyroid problem.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Very high: In the USA we use mg per deciliter so for our US readers, I'm going to convert yours: TC: 305, LDL: 204, HDL: 54, TG: 230. Your numbers are all very h ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: There's a lot of malicious disinformation out there about vitamin K because it's given to children as an injection, and the anti-immunization / doctor ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cholesterol panel: Hi, you Cholesterol panel is normal, but someone needs to figure out why your liver function is abnormal and also your spleen is enlarged, please see ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lac ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Vit D: No, vitamin d , is a hormone and does help with metabolism but deficiency does not cause elevated hemoglobin.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
None known but...: Most of the things you are taking are nutrients naturally present in a healthy diet. However, I advise against taking Prilosec regularly on a long-ter ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
12 years experience in Pathology
Complicated: When i was doing clinical medicine, these were collectively sort of the flags for sarcoid disease but I am not saying that's the case here. This is be ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
60 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Yes.: In the most common situation it is inherited in an x-linked pattern, affecting hemizygous males (with one x chromosome) and heterozygous females (two ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Conversion: In the usa, we don't tend to use system internationale units so i converted yours: HDL 39, LDL 100, tg: 70 - milligrams per deciliter. Your HDL is a t ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
NO: All of those ingredients are safe, in many foods you eat every day and already in your body. None are known to cause brain damage.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pleas check again: I did not find any literature to support that 10k run will increase the LDL level. Please repeat the level again in few days.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
Values below 9 best.: Values below 9 are associated with lower cardiovascular risk. Regular Folic Acid is not effective in reducing risk, possibly because some people lack ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Talk with your doc: Please ask your doctor to explain to you what they all mean --.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Clotting tendency: Elevated homocysteine levels are usually due to a lack of frolic acid and other B vitamins. Chronic elevation can increase the chances of hardening of ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
It is a metabolite: Meaning that it is part of a series of biochemical processes in cells. Its increase indicates trouble and 7.94 is probably O.K.

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