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Doctor insights on: Causes Of G6pd Deficiency

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What is G6PD deficiency?

What is G6PD deficiency?

RBC disorder: It is an inherited enzymatic disorder of red blood cells. Most people have no symptoms. If you have it, Your red blood cells can hemolyze ( break open) which can make you severely anemic and jaundice. You have to avoid certain foods and antibiotics if you have the deficiency. Complicated disorder to discuss in this forum. Here is information: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/glucose-6-phosp ...Read more

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How do I cure a g6pd deficiency?

How do I cure a g6pd deficiency?

You don't: This is genetic, where your genetic code does not carry the information for you to make g6pd in normal amounts. This enzyme problem only effects those cells where this becomes an issue like the red cells.The enzyme helps the red cell maintain its cell wall integrity by assisting energy production.Without it the red cells can break down. You learn to avoid certain meds and foods and life can be ok. ...Read more

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What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www.Drgreene.Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd.Org. ...Read more

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Is there a level of g6pd deficiency? If yes, how to measure the risk of deficient?

Is there a level of g6pd deficiency? If yes, how to measure the risk of deficient?

Yes: The g6pd test is a simple blood test that any regular lab can do. The result gives a percentage, so that 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the g6pd that an average normal person has. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if a g6pd deficiency accidentally eat or touch those prohibited to him? And how to cure it?

Hemolysis: Severe hemolysis, or destruction of red blood cells, can happen. Symptoms include fever, tea-colored urine, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), severe fatigue. This can be fatal. Fava beans are the prototypical food that can lead to this. http://g6pddeficiency.org. ...Read more

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Can people with G6PD deficiency eat chick peas?

Can people with G6PD deficiency eat chick peas?

Yes: People throughout the world with G6PD deficiency eat chickpeas, falafel made from chickpeas, and hummus made from chickpeas. People with G6PD are not all the same, but have a varied range of severity. Chickpeas are legumes and theoretically may cause problems. A person who has had problems after eating chickpeas, and is sure that the problems are related to chickpeas, may avoid future chickpeas. ...Read more

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Why person who has g6pd deficiency can not handle stress?

Not necessarily true: G6pd deficiency is an inherited enzyme deficiency. The enzyme is involved in metabolism and anti-oxidant metabolism in red blood cells. Dietary triggers include fava beans and a variety of medications. Stress is not a well established trigger but it has been associated with worsening symptoms. In g6pd, red blood cells die due to the enzyme defect. As a result, stress can result in anemia. ...Read more

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What is the best milk for my son with g6pd deficiency at the age of 5 months. Thank you?

Any formula that : Your pediatrician wants to use is okay till a year, when you switch to whole cow's milk & milk products, 16-21 oz./day. Here's a nice site for homemade baby food: :http://www.Homemade-baby-food-recipes.Com/foods-for-a-baby-with-g6pd-deficiency.Html. Also see:http://g6pddeficiency.Org/index.Php?Cmd=contraindicated, the national support organization's website, where you'll find everything you need. ...Read more

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I'm having nausea, could it be g6pd deficiency and what are the other symptoms?

I'm having nausea, could it be g6pd deficiency and what are the other symptoms?

Hmmmm....: Nausea can be seen in patients with g6pd, just like anyone else but., this is not the first thing that i think of in a g6pd patient with nausea. If you are worried that you may have had an exposure that is precipitating a hemolytic crisis, you should see your dr. ...Read more