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If a person is g6pd but has never had symptoms, how and when would she know she is getting g6pd symptoms (when to go to the doctor)?
Yellow skin: Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, feeling tired, shortness of breath. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency is caused by a mutation on the x chromosome, so men (who have only one x) are more likely than women (who have two x chromosomes) to have symptoms, which may be triggered by an infection or by a medicine. Be sure to tell every one of your doctors that you have g6pd. ...Read more
What are the symptoms if a g6pd deficiency accidentally eat or touch those prohibited to him? And how to cure it?
G6pd and herpes.....I may have been exposed to herpes virus...I did lab today...what can I expect. I haven't had symptoms nor out break....
Would not recommend: In trying to determine what is in "tiki-tiki", I have run across a number of g6pd forums asking a similar question and the consensus is not safe for g6pd. I do not know why you want to take tiki-tiki (or give tiki-tiki to your child), but I would say the risk/benefit ratio favors staying away from it if you have g6pd. A hemolytic crisis is not worth it. Find something else instead of tiki-tiki. ...Read more
Partial List: G6pd deficiency requires care. Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. Avoid: 1) legumes fava beans, lima beans, kidney beans, soybeans, alfalfa sprouts, peanuts, licorice or carob. 2) high vitamin c additives. 3) soy, tofu, bean curds, etc 4) menthol, mints 5) sulphites/sulfites 6) vitamin k. 7) tonic water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is NOT Safe: G6PD Deficiency; a genetic disorder; a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are triggered by: foods (fava beans, ascorbic acid, soy), drugs (Sulfa), other (infections, moth balls, henna), Eucalyptus oil is not safe for any child regardless of having G6PD Def. Safety of the feeding the leaves to children is also unknown & should be avoided. ...Read more
Not really: African-americans with g6pd deficiency often have normal amounts in young blood cells, but it disappears faster than usual. If they have a "hemolytic episode" and destroy many of their cells at once, the level can appear normal because there are a lot of very young blood cells with normal amounts of g6pd. Within 6-8 weeks the level will be below normal again. ...Read more
Not necessarily: This is a genetic enzyme deficiency most often seen in males and rarely symptomatic unless exposed to certain medications or foods. It is quite prevalent around the world and most live their lives never knowing they had it. Exposures can trigger anemia, which can bring a patient to diagnosis. Life is normal if they avoid trigger foods/meds. ...Read more
G6PD is....: An hereditary enzyme deficiency. Inheritance is x-linked, so usually not significant in girls. Cells need g6pd to create reducing equivalents to deal with oxidant stress. Patients are sensitive to oxidant stress and must avoid ingestion of foods and meds that are oxidants. The most common manifestation of g6pd deficiency is hemolytic anemia following oxidant exposure. More info at www. G6pd. Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
G6PD DEF.: Hemolysis can occur after intake of drugs and fava beans. ...Read more