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What is anti-phospholipid syndrome (aps)?

What is anti-phospholipid syndrome (aps)?

Abnormal antibodies: It is the presence of one or more abnormal antibodies against your own body. It can result in thrombsis (blood clots in a blood vessel) and recurrent loss of pregnancies. It has been successfully treated resulting in full term pregnancies, but needs early diagnosis and intervention. Most would recommend you not use oral contraceptives because of risk of a blood clot. ...Read more

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Dr. Mack Thomas
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Phospholipids (Definition)

Phospolipids are molecules that consist of at least one phospate group combined with a free fatty acid. They have many functions in the body. In the brain phosphotidyle choline and phosphtidyl serine make ...Read more


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Could pain in my shoulder be due to anti phospholipid antibody syndrome?

Could pain in my shoulder be due to anti phospholipid antibody syndrome?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder Pain can be from several reasons other than anti phospholipid antibody syndrome. In already established anti phospholipid antibody syndrome and positive ANA patients, there may be some increased muscle and joint pain as part of the constitutional symptoms. But this is not the common cause for shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Low ferritin (started at 6ng) & ferrous sulfate 310mg 3x day helped a little (56ng after 2months) but dropped to 25ng - I have anti phospholipid antibody (apas) can apas attack ferritin absorption?

Low ferritin (started at 6ng) & ferrous sulfate 310mg  3x day helped a little (56ng after 2months) but dropped to 25ng - I have anti phospholipid antibody (apas) can apas attack ferritin absorption?

Is there a Family Hx: It sounds like you might have a familial form of anemia. E.G. Pernicious anemia. I think you might benefit from a visit to a hematologist, it does not sound as though your iron level is low secondary to diet. It could be low secondary to excessive loss (do you have heavy periods), or decreased production (which iron supplements should have addressed). Is there a family history of anemia? ...Read more

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Anti phospholipid IgG was mildly elevated and eSR was 71. Lupus anticoagulant was negative. cRp was high normal. Had bad sinus infections.worry?

Anti phospholipid IgG was mildly elevated and eSR was 71. Lupus anticoagulant was negative. cRp was high normal. Had bad sinus infections.worry?

Not related to sinus: Sinus infections are more related to obstruction of drainage (allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, polyps etc) and not from an autoimmune process. Immune defect may be considered as well. The antiphospholipid is likely not relevant in the absence of diseases associated with this lab result. Have you seen an ENT or allergy doctor re. the sinus issue? ...Read more

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1st pregnancy last yr, blood clot pass every 10 or 15days, finally 13th week miscarried. Lung TB treated 10 yrs ago. Need to check anti phospholipid?

1st pregnancy last yr, blood clot pass every 10 or 15days, finally 13th week miscarried. Lung TB treated 10 yrs ago. Need to check anti phospholipid?

Possibly: Most first trimester miscarriages are due to fetal malformations or chromosome abnormalities. Classic APAS related are often second trimester or associated with other problems like infertility. But if no explanation otherwise for fetal loss, thrombophilia tests like for antiphospholipid antibody are reasonable. ...Read more

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What foods contain phospholipid?

Lots of Foods: One of the most common sources of phospholipids is lecithin, which appears naturally in foods like egg yolks, soy beans, milk, sunflower seeds, rapeseeds, wheat germ, and lightly cooked meats. Fatty foods and some vegetable oils also contain phospholipids. ...Read more

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What is the difference between triacylglycerol and phospholipids?

What is the difference between triacylglycerol and phospholipids?

Polarity: Hi. Phospholipids (PLs) are polar, amphipathic molecules: part of the molecule loves a water environment and the other part loves an oily (non-water) environment. PLs are the main lipid component of cell membranes and the coats of lipoproteins. Triglycerides (fats, like butter, oils, lard) are hydrophobic and not soluble in water. PLs help create a hydrophobic environment for non-water soluble lip ...Read more

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How is the ability to attack phospholipids associated with illness?

How is the ability to attack phospholipids associated with illness?

Phospholipids: Are oriented in such a way in the cell membrane. This orientation is not maintained well as cells age. These cells can be attacked. Also, certain illnesses can stimulate the immune system in such a way that anti phospholipid antibodies can be produced. This may increase the likelihood of developing a clot when a serious illnessis experienced. ...Read more

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Good source of phospholipids?

Good source of phospholipids?

Milk, meat, nuts: Phospholipids are found in mother's breast milk and cows. Beef, pork, chicken, fish and nuts are other sources. Different sources provide your body different ones. ...Read more