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Does g6pd enzyme deficiency go away?

Does g6pd enzyme deficiency go away?

No: G6pd deficiency is a genetic disorder that is passed down on the x chromosome. A person who has this diagnosis cannot get rid of it. However, the enzyme levels can fluctuate in people and certain illnesses, exposures, and stresses can make the symptoms of the disease appear when these enzyme levels drop low. So you may not have symptoms of the disease, even though you still have the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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What can I avoid of food I am suffering from deficiecy of enzyme g6pd?

What can I avoid of food I am suffering from deficiecy of enzyme g6pd?

G6PD deficiency&diet: The are lists of foods and medicines to avoid on the internet, especially from sites like g6pd deficiency.Org. The most important foods to avoid are fava beans and other legumes, sulfites, menthol, artifical blue food coloring, artificial ascorbic acid, and tonic water. All your doctors need to be provided with a list of the medications to avoid. ...Read more

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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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What is Vitamins for G6PD DEFICIENCY for kids?

Vitamin K & C: I have attached a link below which has a list of common drugs and food items that should be avoided and the associated risk of hemolysis if ingested. Hopefully this helps with other food items as well. http://www.g6pd.org/en/G6PDDeficiency/SafeUnsafe.aspx ...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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