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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