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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes, but: There are no major problems with pressure exposure. The problem can be with travel where medications for travel and unusual foods might cause a risk for hemolysis. You should have medical info with you. Many of the great places to dive in the world are somewhat isolated. For more info you can check with dan. They have a list of great resources. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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