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What are some ways to help with the blood clotting disorder abbreviated as mthfr?

What are some ways to help with the blood clotting disorder abbreviated as mthfr?

MTHFR Gene mutation: If you'd like to do more reading on the health effects of mthfr gene mutation, here's a great article ... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Heavy Metals Panel Blood (Definition)

Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the ...Read more


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What number of types of blood clotting disorders are there?

What number of types of blood clotting disorders are there?

Too many to list: The clotting disorder may result in poor clotting or excessive clotting. Both can be hereditary or acquired. Commonest lack of clotting disorder is induced by physicians prescribing so call blood thinners. ...Read more

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Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Depends: Some blood clotting disorders are genetic (passed through your family); while others are acquired. The answer to your question depends on the specific type you're asking about. Wish I could be more helpful. ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosed with two types of facial neralgia and a few different blood clotting disorders. I don't have nething he has but cld I get it later?

My dad was diagnosed with two types of facial neralgia and a few different blood clotting disorders. I don't have nething he has but cld I get it later?

No and maybe: As far as the neuralgia goes, it is unlikely you will "inherit" a tendency to get that specifically. Some diseases can have neuralgias (shingles, diabetes, etc), so be aware of any risks for them. Clotting disorders, however, are often inherited, and some may not manifest right away. If his clotting problems are not due to meds, then you should talk witha physician to fully assess your risk. ...Read more

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Why do patients with liver disease commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Why do patients with liver disease commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Function: One of the livers primary functions is to produce factors in the blood that promote blood clotting. When the liver starts to fail it can't make these factors which leads to people developing problems with clotting appropriately. ...Read more

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Why do patients that ahve liver diseases commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Why do patients that ahve liver diseases commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Clotting factors: Most of the clotting factors are made or processed in the liver, and work together with proteins in the blood and with platelets. Therefore, if you have liver disease, these factors are not produced in sufficient quantity or quality to work correctly. Vitamin k is metabolized in the liver and is used in clotting. ...Read more

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Many blood clotting disorders but my Lupus Anticoag. just came back neg (had 3 prior +). This time they stopped warfarin to check - should i retest?

Many blood clotting disorders but my Lupus Anticoag. just came back neg (had 3 prior +). This time they stopped warfarin to check - should i retest?

Sounds : Complicated and we only have a tiny piece of your history puzzle. Sounds like you have a good hematologist who is watching out for you. Trust your doc! ...Read more

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My child have genetic clotting disorders as i mother of family member be tested with genetic blood clotting?

My child have genetic clotting disorders as i mother of family member be tested with genetic blood clotting?

Depends: Is the affected child male? Do you have any symptoms? What will you do with the results? Since there is a large number of clotting disorders it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without knowing more details. If you are not planning on having more children, you probably do not need to be tested for your health. It would be prudent to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is done for a blood clotting disorder?

What is done for a blood clotting disorder?

Depends on the type: Of disorder. There is a large number of clotting disorder, inherited and acquired, that require individualized treatments. Please specify the disorder you wish to know about. The choices range form vitamins, blood components, medications, recombinant proteins etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clotting disorder?

What are the symptoms of a blood clotting disorder?

Legs and lungs: Venous blood clots usually form in the deep veins the legs causing pain, and swelling. If the clot breaks off and reaches the lung, embolus, it may cause sudden chest pain, shortness of breath, cough with blood sputum. If the clot is large enough, it may cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What can a women with a blood clotting disorder take?

What can a women with a blood clotting disorder take?

Not a matter for: Self treatment. Excessive clot formation may due to many underlying causes, that need to be investigated to craft the appropriate treatment. Please discuss the issue with your doctor. Please see this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001120.htm. ...Read more

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Will they let me in the army if I have a blood clotting disorder?

Will they let me in the army if I have a blood clotting disorder?

Military standards: "Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287) , or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm ...Read more

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Do you have to avoid any particular foods if you have a mild blood clotting disorder?

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Do you have to avoid any particular foods if you have a mild blood clotting disorder?

Are you on coumadin (warfarin)?: No unless you are on blood thinner like Coumadin or warfarin. If you are on coumadin, then you need to make sure that you watch out your diet and being consistent with your diet -especially for food that contains high amount of vitamin k- like vegetables etc. Your doctor should be able to gude you regarding diet seletion if you are on coumadin. ...Read more

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What is a blood clotting disorder called?

What is a blood clotting disorder called?

Depends: Disorders causing defective/inadequate clotting may be referred to as bleeding diathesis and each disorder has its own name, e.g., hemophilia, von willebrand disease, itp etc. Excessive clotting disorders may be called thrombophilia but each type of disorder has its own name, e.g. Leiden factor v mutation, prothrombin mutation, ttp etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clotting disorder in a toddler..?

What are symptoms of blood clotting disorder in a toddler..?

Many: Swollen or red arm or leg or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Also changes in the color of the skin.. And most importantly family history of clotting problem..Too many to list... ...Read more

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What can be done for a toddler with a blood clotting disorder?

What can be done for a toddler with a blood clotting disorder?

Hematologist: A hematologist should be part of your child's health care team and will develop an individualized plan, along with lots of education. ...Read more

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Can you smoke pot with a blood clotting disorder? Does pot make it better or worse?

Unknown: Pot shouldn't affect most clotting disorders. However, it might make you not care about it....... ...Read more

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If my antiphosplippid anti body test was clear does that mean I don't have any blood clotting disorder ? Or is it still possible to have one ?

Still at risk: It's one of several different tests, and picks up only 1 entity. Chances are you were screened for all the common ones (V Leiden, deficiency in S and/or C, antithrombin 3 deficiency, many of us are skeptical about homocysteine and a few of the others). What it really means is that we aren't going to give you treatment to make your blood less coagulable since this doesn't improve your odds. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. William Hammond
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Blood Clotting Disorder (Definition)

A disease that causes the blood to be more prone ...Read more