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Factor viii inhibitor in hemophilia? What is a factor viii inhibitor?

Factor viii inhibitor in hemophilia? What is a factor viii inhibitor?

Antibody to factor: Viii protein. People who are deficient in factor viii, i.e., have severe hemophilia, are treated with infusion of factor viii. Some make antibodies to factor viii and inhibit its function and are called factor viii inhibitors. Rarely non-hemophiliac can also develop such an inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is leiden factor v genetic?

Is leiden factor v genetic?

Yes: Factor v leiden is a genetic condition. If you have one copy of a fvl mutation, you are heterozygous with an increased risk of blood clotting. If you have 2 copies you are homozygous with an even higher risk of clotting. The inheritence pattern is simple mendelian genetics. You get one copy of the gene from your mother and one from your father. ...Read more

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Why exactly is it advisable to use your bed only for sleeping and not for other activities?

Why exactly is it advisable to use your bed only for sleeping and not for other activities?

It depends: If you don't have any trouble falling asleep, then this is not a problem. For people with bad insomnia, i tell them to use the bed only for sleeping. If you are not ready for sleep or can't fall asleep, you should go to another room to read, watch tv quietly, etc. Then you can return to the bed to try to fall asleep again. It is a way of training the insomniac's body to use the bed only for sleep. ...Read more

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What does a low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?

What does a  low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?

VWD: First of all, these test need to be repeated at least one more time, prederably while you are off all medications. If persistently low, this may mean that you have von willibrand disease (VWD) which is a bleeding disorder. These are several types of VWD and more testing is needed to determine the type. You need to see a hematologist for this. Avoid any surgery and trauma. ...Read more

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How severe is factor v leiden (homozygous)?

How severe is factor v leiden (homozygous)?

Risk for blood clots: People homozygous for factor v leiden are about 50 times more at risk of developing blood clots in their veins and complications related to that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/factor-v-leiden/basics/definition/con-20032637. ...Read more

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Is your risk for arthritis genetic or activity related?

Is your risk for arthritis genetic or activity related?

Both: The cause of autoimmune type arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but may occur when certain factors in the environment trigger the activation of the immune system to inappropriately attack the body's own tissues. There may be some genetic predisposition. Repetitive trauma, instability of joints, and fractures can lead to "wear and tear" osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in stroke?

What genes play an important role in stroke?

Many: There is no "stroke gene". There are many conditions which are genetically determined, such leiden factor v deficiency which leads to stroke. If you have strong family history of stroke, you should find out what condition(s) your family has contributing to their strokes. This is a more productive approach than searching the human genome. ...Read more

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What is the disease factor v leiden?

What is the disease factor v leiden?

Blood clots: People with leiden variant of clotting factor v have tendency to form clots in blood vessels and develop thromboses in veins that cause pulmonary emboli. Women on birth control pills are more susceptible to clot formation if they have factor v leiden. ...Read more

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What is factor v leiden syndrome?

What is factor v leiden syndrome?

Thrombosis: People who inherit the leiden variant of coagulation factor v are at incresed risk of venous thrombosis. Those who are heterozygotes their risk is 5-10 fold higher, homozygotes are about 50 fold greater risk. Women on birth contol pills are partiuclarly susceptible to thrombosis if they have leiden factor v. If the affected individual develops thromobsis, life long anti-coagulation may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm working in it sector. Because of my work timings, I don't get time for any physical activity. Suggest me easy and not time consuming excercise.?

I'm working in it sector. Because of my work timings, I don't get time for any physical activity. Suggest me easy and not time consuming excercise.?

10-minute walks: If you're not getting exercise, walking is a good way to start. And you only have to do 10 minutes at a time to get benefit. Work up to taking three 10-minute walks 5 days a week and you'll be getting the recommended amount of exercise. Or you could do longer stretches on your days off. If you feel like you can't spare the time, remember that physical activity can improve your performance at work. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

Many: Since there are many types of stroke, this is a very complicated question. Most strokes are related to atherosclerosis ( fat deposit in the arteries). So the genes involved ( there are many) in lipid (fat) metabolism and blood pressure regulation are important. One important set of genes seems to be located on chromosome number 9. In any case this is an active area of medical research. ...Read more

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What does Acquired Coagulation Factor Deficiency mean relating to surgery?

What does Acquired Coagulation Factor Deficiency mean relating to surgery?

Higher risk of bleed: ... is a concern. A select factor deficiency (missing, depleted or inhibited for various reasons) can adversely impact at least 1 of 3 pathways that prevent bleeding. Some factor deficiencies are more serious than others. The surgeon usually consults a hematologist in these cases so that there are no problems during or around the surgery. No excess bleeding w/ any prior surgery = good omen. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Genes play a role: Researchers are currently trying to identify genes that increase one's risk for getting artery disease and heart attacks. By looking at families who have several generations with such diseases, researchers have found certain genes are involved. Some genes cause cholesterol levels to stay high. The challenge now is to figure out how each of the identified genes leads to artery disease and blockage. ...Read more

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Are there an internatonal guide to measure the physical activity level in a person?

Are there an internatonal guide to measure the physical activity level in a person?

No, not to my know--: Ledge. All individuals are different and everyone's activity levels are going to be different, depending upon their personal choices, jobs, hobbies/habits, interest in physical activities, like sports/games, or where they live? Everyone is advised to be as active as possible within the confines of their daily responsibilities. ...Read more

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What is leiden factor v?

What is leiden factor v?

Clotting abnormality: Factor v leiden is a genetic mutation in one of the blood's clotting proteins. People with this mutation are at higher risk of forming blood clots. ...Read more