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How can one inherit alpha thalassemia?

How can one inherit alpha thalassemia?

4 alpha genes...: It is a bit complicated given that there are 4 Alpha chain genes and Alpha thalassemia can involve mutations in one, two (in two different ways) or three genes (mutations in four genes is usually not compatible with life). For excellent website, see:
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Can you tell me the effects of alpha one antitrypsin deficiency and is it safe for people with it to take drugs?

Can you tell me the effects of alpha one antitrypsin deficiency and is it safe for people with it to take drugs?

Emphysema: Individuals with anti Alpha 1 deficiency are more prone to the environmental oxidative factors such as polution, smoking, etc therefore they get emphysema eventually especially if they smoke. Logically these individuals could get lung/liver damage if take medications which are inceasing oxidative status.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Should one use marijuana with alpha one lung disease?

Should one use marijuana with alpha one lung disease?

No: Smoke from any source can cause increased lung damage in patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read more

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Pain in bladder area + testis veins inflammation after urination. Weak urine flow if alpha blockers not taken/skip even one day. Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Help?

Pain in bladder area + testis veins inflammation after urination. Weak urine flow if alpha blockers not taken/skip even one day. Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Help?

See a urologist: Cannot diagnose you over the net. You need to be examined and assessed by a professional face to face. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What types of rays (gamma, beta, or alpha) does the sun give off?

What types of rays (gamma, beta, or alpha) does the sun give off?

Lots: Mostly light rays. We have learned to describe them by wavelength. Visible. Ultraviolet [UV]. Infrared [heat]. Lots of other radiation. Reason for this question on a medical site? ...Read more

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Alpha 1 antityricain what is that? What are systomns

Alpha 1 antityricain what is that? What are systomns

Antitrypsin: Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a normal blood protein that keeps some of the products of your neutrophils from harming your tissues more than they need to. If you're seriously deficient, you'll develop emphysema in midlife, and at some time in your life may develop serious liver function problems. One serious pitfall is assaying the levels during concurrent illness; they may be misleading. Good luck. ...Read more

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Alpha rhythm - what is it?

Alpha rhythm - what is it?

Normal brain waves: Normal if pertaining to brain wave activity. No such verbiage is used in cardiology. ...Read more

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Does thalassemia alpha shorten life?

Does thalassemia alpha shorten life?

Depends: There are four grades of severity of alpha thalassemia. Lack of one or two genes would not affect the life span. Lack of three genes may alter health and life span. Lack of all four genes is generally not compatible with life.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What do alpha and beta interferons do?

What do alpha and beta interferons do?

Interferons: Used to treat several diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis c, according to severity and degree of responsiveness, mainly they modulate the immune system ...Read more

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Is it a big deal if you have alpha thalsemia?

Is it a big deal if you have alpha thalsemia?

Depends: There are four genes for the Alpha chain of hemoglobin. Loss of one gene is asymptomatic, loss of two may cause mild anemia, loss of three usually causes severe anemia, loss of all four is not compatible with life. ...Read more

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I'm an Alpha Thel Carrier and my partner is a Beta Carrier, what should we have to think?

I'm an Alpha Thel Carrier and my partner is a Beta Carrier, what should we have to think?

Hemoglobin testing: You should have children tested, since different gene loci, shouldn't have any affected children, they should all be carriers, auto recessive illnesses that don't have linkage ...Read more

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What is alpha 2% (epr)? My value was 13.9 on a range of 9.0-13.0%. What does this mean?

What is alpha 2% (epr)? My value was 13.9 on a range of 9.0-13.0%. What does this mean?

EPR: Is it what you mean
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then it says has no clinical value, just for research. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the significance of monoclonal alpha chain without accompanying light chain?

Can you please explain the significance of monoclonal alpha chain without accompanying light chain?

Abnormal globulin: The gammaglobulins, which are proteins that defend our body from different diseases are formed of two chains the light and the heavy chain. In certain diseases, such as multiple myeloma, one cell starts to produce one type of (or part of) gammaglobulin. This proteins are all the same (therefore "monoclonal") and usually non-functioning. It can accumulate in tissues producing more damage. ...Read more

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Why is it that alpha and beta -thalassemias result in more clinically severe diseases than other types of thalassemia?

Used for blood cells: Alpha globulin (made by the Alpha genes) and beta globulin (made by the beta genes) are the 2 globulin molecules needed to make normal adult hemoglobin (the red stuff in normal red blood cells). Mutations that prevent Alpha and beta globulin production will cause severe symptoms, but other mutations may not be as noticeable if the proteins the other genes make are not as crucial to life. ...Read more

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Why might interferon alpha be prescibed?

Why might interferon alpha be prescibed?

Various: Interferon Alpha is used for treatment of chronic hepatitis b and c, follicular non-hodgkin lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma in aids patients, and anogenital warts. Other uses are under investigation, such as for carcinoid, multiple myeloma, renal cell carcinoma, and others. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is alpha 1antitripsin deficiency?

Could you explain what is alpha 1antitripsin deficiency?

Enzyme: Deficiency is a condition in which the body does not make enough of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage. The condition can lead to emphysema and liver disease. ...Read more

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Hi would you recommend using Alpha Stim aid for GAD?

Hi would you recommend using Alpha Stim aid for GAD?

Very much!: I prefer non-pharrnacologic approaches when possible. I utilize micro-current in my practice. Studies show impressive reductions in anxiety- see http://www. Alpha-stim. Com/healthcare-professionals/clinical-research/
But for best results combine it with counseling, exercise, meditation, a B-complex that has L5-MTF, magnesium, healthy diet etc. & consider EFT- see http://www. Eftuniverse. Com/ ...Read more

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Are viratase (5 alpha-androstandoil/5 alpha-androstandione) and proviron (mesterolone) types of steroids?

Are viratase (5 alpha-androstandoil/5 alpha-androstandione) and proviron (mesterolone) types of steroids?

Yes: Whatever your genetic potential, I hope you'll consider natural bodybuilding in preference to steroid-enhanced muscle building. It's far more wholesome, most women prefer a trim, naturally-muscled man, and using steroids is supporting an illegal operation and playing russian roulette with your mind. ...Read more

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Why does alpha cells secret more glucagon?

Why does: Asks why does alpha cells secrete more glucagon? ANS: "Why? " is a philosophical question. Some would say because "God". designed it that way. Others (me included) would say this is the way Evolutionary forces works. ...Read more

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How do the alpha cells in the pancreas work?

How do the alpha cells in the pancreas work?

Secrete glucagon.: Alpha cells are endocrine cells in the islets of langerhans in the pancreas that secrete the hormone glucagon that elevates blood glucose. Glucagon binds to hepatocyte/liver cell receptors that cause the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase to hydrolyse glycogen to glucose, a process called glycogenolysis. ...Read more

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Could alpha gpc increase an asthmatic attack?

Could alpha gpc increase an asthmatic attack?

Asthma exacerbations: There are many things that make asthma worse. Allergies, infections, chemicals, exercise, and weather changes. If you feel alpha gpc is making your asthma worse, then I would avoid. ...Read more

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Which foods are the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)?

Which foods are the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)?

Flax, soy, walnuts: This is a type of omega 3 fatty acid. Sources include those mentioned and canola oil plus others. Like any fat too much is bad! High fat diets cause disease even if they are "good fats." See a discussion about this class of fat here: http://www. Umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/alphalinolenic-acid ...Read more

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What is the difference between alpha and beta thalassemia? Are both the symptoms the same?

What is the difference between alpha and beta thalassemia? Are both the symptoms the same?

Similar but differen: Alpha and beta thalassemia are distinct and different disorders since they diminish the production of distinct and different globin polypeptide chains and particularly in the homozygous state that has distinct and different consequences. Alpha and Beta Thal minor are similar
Alpha Thal major is not compatable with life and results in miscarriage. Beta Thal major requires prolonged treatments etc. ...Read more