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What is homocysteine and why important/?

What is homocysteine and why important/?

Risk factor: Homocysteine is an independent cardiovascular risk factor.
Drfairchild. Blogspot. Com has more details. ...Read more

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Going over lab results from last week. Dr didn't mention my homocysteine level was 34.5 umol/l. What exactly does this mean? Isn't that a little high

Going over lab results from last week. Dr didn't mention my homocysteine level was 34.5 umol/l. What exactly does this mean? Isn't that a little high

Very high: I strongly recommend genetic testing via 23andme. Com then running your results through MTHFRSupport STerling's App.
Also test for magnesium RBC, zinc, copper, B12, B6, B2. Any deficiencies MUST be corrected.
More information on homocystine:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2013/08/homocysteine.html ...Read more

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Anybody know about homocysteine?

Anybody know about homocysteine?

Yes.: Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite of methionine metabolism. It is converted to the non-toxic form, homocystine by a series of enzymes. People missing one of those enzymes can develop high levels of homocysteine, enough to spill over into their urine, homocysteinuria. Children with this have heart attacks and strokes by 5 or 6 years of age, and half are dead by 20. But levels have to be very high. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level was 13.5. I have high blood pressure & sinus tachycardia, on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XL daily! Is that level of 13.5 dangerous. I'm 18!

My homocysteine level was 13.5. I have high blood pressure & sinus tachycardia, on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XL daily! Is that level of 13.5 dangerous. I'm 18!

Too High: High homocysteine is associated with many chronic degenerative diseases. Levels should be <8. You may benefit from b12, folate, (folic acid) b6, trimethylglycine. Hypothyrodism will raise your homocysteine levels. ...Read more

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Mom have massive pulmonary embolism homocysteine levels are high what does that mean?

Mom have massive pulmonary embolism homocysteine levels are high what does that mean?

Clotting tendency: Elevated homocysteine levels are usually due to a lack of frolic acid and other B vitamins. Chronic elevation can increase the chances of hardening of the arteries as well as increase the likelihood of blood clots. Dietary modifications and exercise can help protect from some of these problems. ...Read more

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For high homocysteine levels; is homocysteine supreme a good alternative for metanx?

For high homocysteine levels; is homocysteine supreme a good alternative for metanx?

Homocysteine supreme: Metanx has a special type of folate (folic acid) that more readily enters the central nervous system at least according to the manufacturer. Homocysteine supreme does not have this type of folate (folic acid) but you could try it if your only goal is to lower homocysteine levels. If you have any neurological symptoms of folate (folic acid) deficiency (numbness, dizziness, fatigue, etc) the metanx might be a better choice ...Read more

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Anybody know about homocysteine?

Yes.: Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite of methionine metabolism. It is converted to the non-toxic form, homocystine by a series of enzymes. People missing one of those enzymes can develop high levels of homocysteine, enough to spill over into their urine, homocysteinuria. Children with this have heart attacks and strokes by 5 or 6 years of age, and half are dead by 20. But levels have to be very high. ...Read more

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What is homocysteine and why important/?

Risk factor: Homocysteine is an independent cardiovascular risk factor.
Drfairchild. Blogspot. Com has more details. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: homocysteine n and c?

What is the definition or description of: homocysteine n and c?

Reflects B6, B12, B9: An elevated homocysteine is a market for insufficiency of vitamin b6, B12 or Folic Acid (b9). These vitamins are part of what is called the "methylation pathway." it increases your risk for heart disease, stroke and alzheimer's as well as many other conditions. Eating more beans and greens and taking a special supplement of b6, b12, Folic Acid and tmg (trimethylglycine) can usually correct this. ...Read more

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Is it worthwhile to take B vits to lower homocysteine? Seems like studies show no beneficial outcomes. What is the best way to deal with high Hcy?

Is it worthwhile to take B vits to lower homocysteine? Seems like studies show no beneficial outcomes. What is the best way to deal with high Hcy?

YES, proven benefits: High homocysteine increases risk of heart disease, stroke, macular degeneration etc.
There are serious problems with the studies that claim to show no benefit; they did not use proper doses to lower homocysteine enough and tested people with advanced disease. There are studies proving benefits- see http://tinyurl. Com/jcfsmbg
Take enough L-5MTHF, B6, B12 and TMG to lower to 8 or less. See comment. ...Read more

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My homocysteine is 13.5. What does that mean?

My homocysteine is 13.5. What does that mean?

Nothing: This within most lab reference ranges. There has been some interest in this as a marker for coronary risk. Many of us are totally unimpressed. If your physician thinks it's a big deal, perhaps you'll start with adding some green vegetables to your diet and undertaking some increased fitness stuff. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level was 13.5. Is this high?

My homocysteine level was 13.5. Is this high?

Yes: Ideal homocysteine levels are between 5-7.
Read drfairchild. Blogspot. Com for details.
Co-factor deficiencies (b12, b6, zinc, magnesium) as well as genetics can influence homocysteine. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level is 9.7. Is this elevated?

My homocysteine level is 9.7. Is this elevated?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your result is within normal limits. Consult this site for more information:
http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/homocysteine? page=2
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How do high homocysteine levels affect circulation?

How do high homocysteine levels affect circulation?

Risk factor: High homocysteine levels are a risk factor for vascular disease. However, a high level in and of itself does not mean you have circulation problems. ...Read more

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For high homocysteine levels; is homocysteine supreme a good alternative for metanx?

Homocysteine supreme: Metanx has a special type of folate (folic acid) that more readily enters the central nervous system at least according to the manufacturer. Homocysteine supreme does not have this type of folate (folic acid) but you could try it if your only goal is to lower homocysteine levels. If you have any neurological symptoms of folate (folic acid) deficiency (numbness, dizziness, fatigue, etc) the metanx might be a better choice ...Read more

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Can elevated homocysteine level cause neuropathic problems?

Can elevated homocysteine level cause neuropathic problems?

No: It does not. It doesn't cause premature arteriosclerosis either, but it once was believed that it does. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level was 7.94 u/mol/ml. It is low. Affect my health? Thanks.

My homocysteine level was 7.94 u/mol/ml. It is low. Affect my health? Thanks.

No: Homocysteine is an Amino Acid derivative (from vitamins b6, B12 and folate) known as an jndependent risk factor for the development of heart disease. While an high level indicates higher risk, a low level does not have any positive or negative implications. Research has shown that vitamin supplementation with those b vitamins to lower homocysteine levels does not reduce risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Mom had bloodclot homocysteine was elevated I got checked mine 10.9 normal 10.4 so can this cause me to die?

Mom had bloodclot homocysteine was elevated I got checked mine 10.9 normal 10.4 so can this cause me to die?

No: Hello Jill, Homocysteine is a marker of inflammation. An elevated level just means you have to pay attention to your health by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise moderately and control your stress. Genetics plays only a partial role in the development of disease. Lifestyle matters more. ...Read more

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Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?

Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?

Homocystinuria is a: Disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. Both parents pass on a mutation of either the mthfr gene on the short arm of chromosome (chr.) 1 or the cbs gene on the long arm of chr. 21, causing deficiency in the respective enzymes for which they code. A metabolic geneticist, hematologist or cardiologist can help your doctor with diagnosis. Some specific forms of hcu respond to specific treatment. ...Read more

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Mom had bloodclot homocysteine was elevated I got checked mine 10.9 normal 10.4 so now what is that real bad I am scared?

Mom had bloodclot homocysteine was elevated I got checked mine 10.9 normal 10.4 so now what is that real bad I am scared?

Folic acid: Try taking folic acid supplement and repeat the test in about 6 months. Yours is not that high to begin with and increasing your folate intake may help. ...Read more

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I have a problem of stiff muscles, and I have high homocysteine levels. Are the two related. What could be the cause, Risks involved and how to cure?

I have a problem of stiff muscles, and I have high homocysteine levels. Are the two related. What could be the cause, Risks involved and how to cure?

Find the cause: Few pathologists these days set much by homocysteine unless it is extraordinarily elevated. If you have generalized stiffness with cramps when you're cold, and it's obviously much worse than most folks, a workup for myotonia congenita may be in order. Otherwise, a sports trainer might be the best person to visit first, to evaluate you and make some recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have mthrf c677t one copy and mthrf a1298c one copy. ..what does this mean? I'm kinda freaking out? Should I be? Homocysteine levels 8.4 range 5-11

I have mthrf c677t one copy and mthrf a1298c one copy. ..what does this mean? I'm kinda freaking out? Should I be? Homocysteine levels 8.4 range 5-11

Don't freak out!: These genetic variations (or polymorphisms) are very common. We're still learning about their effects on health. 2 copies of c677t is more of an issue but the a1298c may not be too bad. Your homocysteine is normal. If you enjoy good health you will probably have no problem. You might take the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid) as a precaution. See http://tinyurl. Com/k6xo6xe
& http://tinyurl. Com/kwcwqcx ...Read more

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My methylmalonic acid level is <20 is this normal? My B12 is 260 & homocysteine 12.

My methylmalonic acid level is <20 is this normal? My B12 is 260 & homocysteine 12.

Yes: You have low normal b-12 levels, but with a normal methylmalonic acid and homocysteine, then you have b-12 in the body. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level was 15. Blood test said it was high bc range went up to 12. Is a 15 dangerous?

My homocysteine level was 15. Blood test said it was high bc range went up to 12. Is a 15 dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, just one of many risk factors for developing coronary disease at a later time. Try to improve the risk factors you can with a healthy diet, not smoking, knowing you cholesterol, and treating if needed, and maintaining a healthy weight. Do not smoke! Homocysteine levels can be lowered with certain b vitamins, but the benefit of this treatment is uncertain. ...Read more