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GP does not agree to a homocysteine serum Test or methylmalonic acid test. GP explains B12 Normal not low in the Range130-800pg/L My Result 155pg/L?

GP does not agree to a homocysteine serum Test or methylmalonic acid test. GP explains B12 Normal not low in the Range130-800pg/L My Result 155pg/L?

I agree: Testing involving homocysteine and one of the genes involved in its metabolism, and methylmalonic acid screens, have been heavily promoted to the public as tests that should be part of routine health care. Most of my fellow-pathologists are skeptical at best. I'd be thankful for good health as demonstrated in your serum B12 and look for some other explanation for whatever symptoms / signs you have ...Read more

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Why would a person need a urine methylmalonic acid level test?

Why would a person need a urine methylmalonic acid level test?

Not needed except?: Renal disease can impair mma secretion, raising the serum levels. This test is not needed to assess B12 status unless renal insuffiency is present. Otherwise, the serum test is all that is needed! ...Read more

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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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I am a 43-year-old man. I have a high methylmalonic acid (691) but a normal B12 (406). Folate (folic acid) was normal a few months ago. I am not anemic and my renal function is normal. Advice re next steps?

I am a 43-year-old man. I have a high methylmalonic acid (691) but a normal B12 (406). Folate (folic acid) was normal a few months ago. I am not anemic and my renal function is normal. Advice re next steps?

Repeat.: There are a number of situations which may affect levels of mma. Elevated levels of mma can be found in patients with renal insufficiency. Suspect levels should be repeated. ...Read more

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Methylmalonic acid was 115 nmol/mL and Folic acid was 24ng/mL. No reference ranges were listed. Are these normal? I have Fe deficiency anemia.

Methylmalonic acid was 115 nmol/mL and Folic acid was 24ng/mL. No reference ranges were listed. Are these normal? I have Fe deficiency anemia.

See below: 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, The data you provided indicate that you do not have folic acid or B12 deficiency.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that a person would need to be on a low acid diet?

What are some reasons that a person would need to be on a low acid diet?

Unusual: Unless she has a peptic or duodenal ulcer, not something a md would usually prescribe. ...Read more

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Are green apples good for lpr? Are they low in acid?

Are green apples good for lpr? Are they low in acid?

LPR diet: By LPR, I assume you're referring to laryngopharyngeal reflux. Check out http://med. Stanford. Edu/content/dam/sm/ohns/documents/voicecenter/resources/Stanford_ENT_Clinic-LPR_Protocol. Pdf & http://uthscsa. Edu/oto/LPRHandout. Pdf for ideas on treatment. Apples aren't mentioned in either. Nutritional value of apples doesn't really vary upon color (http://goo. Gl/EAxycO) & aren't acidic unless fermented. ...Read more

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Are green apples low in acid and good to eat if you got lpr?

Are green apples low in acid and good to eat if you got lpr?

Apples seem to be: A relatively low acid fruit and should be fine to eat if you have reflux. Higher acid fruits include fruits from the citrus family: oranges, lemons, grapefruit. Also cranberries. Fruits, like apples and bananas, which are high in fiber are also typically well-tolerated in those with reflux. Stay well:) ...Read more

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I read that prosilac (not sure of spelling) it is for acid reflux deprives you of b 12. What are symtoms of low b 12?

I read that prosilac (not sure of spelling) it is for acid reflux deprives you of b 12. What are symtoms of low b 12?

Anemia: Pretty clear evidence that there is the connection of Prilosec & b12. B12 is needed to create red blood cells and if it is deficient, you can develop the serious symptom of anemia. It would be wise to avoid Prilosec and other similar medications if possible through diet and behavioral changes or relaxation methods. I wish you well. ...Read more

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I may have lpr me and my wife tired working lot don't feel like cooking. Which TV dinners are healthiest And low in acid? Healthy choice?

I may have lpr me and my wife tired working lot don't feel like cooking. Which TV dinners are healthiest And low in acid? Healthy choice?

None: TV dinners are not meant for ' healthy choice '. Almost all of them has high sodium (600 to 700 mg of Na) sweet dishes has corn syrup 50% 0r more of fructose. If You want' healthy choice ' go and make yourself a sandwich along with salad and some fresh fruit (and give a break to your wife) ...Read more

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What TV dinners are healthy and low in acid bec I can find some low in sodium well under 1500? Me and wife don't feel like cooking working lot.

What TV dinners are healthy and low in acid bec I can find some low in sodium well under 1500? Me and wife don't feel like cooking working lot.

Salt is the issue.: There are plenty of low-calorie options for frozen dinners. However, in order to flavor the foods while keeping them "healthy", they tend to have less fat and more sodium. Plus, I believe the sodium helps to preserve the food anyway. So it will be difficult to avoid the sodium in low-fat frozen dinners. Better to cook a lot and save, getting several dinners out of your efforts. ...Read more

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Would stress low stomach acid?

Would stress low stomach acid?

No: Usually stress is associated witha decrease in the stomach ph and an increase in acid production. ...Read more

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How long should it take for an adult to be weened off valrpoic acid at a low dosage of 500mg daily?

Not long: You could probably just stop it but to b conservative go to 250 for a week & then stop it. ...Read more

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Watermelon good to low uric acid?

Watermelon good to low uric acid?

Uric acid: Watermelon is alkaline fruit. It has high water content. As such it can dilute and neutralize the acidity of uric acid. Watermelon is rich in vitamin c, vitamin a, vitamin b6, b1, potassium and magnesium. Watermelon has no uric acid. As such it should be useful natural remedy for uric acid to some extent. ...Read more

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What is the signs and symptoms of low uric acid levels?

What is the signs and symptoms of low uric acid levels?

Very little: It depends on why you have hypouricemia. It is usually due to things medications, toxic agents, a vegetarian diet, genetics related to kidney increased excretion, genetic mutations and there can other medical conditions that your physician can test you for. ...Read more

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What is the signs and symptoms of low uric acid levels?

What is the signs and symptoms of low uric acid levels?

Long: Life but studies suggest increase risk of Alzheimer's. ...Read more

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Does low pH levels causes more lactic acid build up during practice?

Does low pH levels causes more lactic acid build up during practice?

Other way around: Lactic acid build up can cause a low ph in the blood. Lactic acid builds up when you switch to anaerobic metabolism when your muscles (usually) run out of fuel. It typically causes burning in your muscles. Staying well fueled during prolonged exercise can help prevent Lactic Acid build up. ...Read more

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Is uric acid, serum low at 3.6? What are the reasons of a low uric acid?

Can be urine loss: You can lose uric acid in you urine. It can be nothing but sometimes occur in certain kidney problems. It is called hypouricemia. I usually see it in a setting where there are no problems. ...Read more

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Pyruvic Acid is low (lactate normal). What conditions are this associated with?

Pyruvic Acid is low (lactate normal). What conditions are this associated with?

Normal: lactic acid is normal under normal physiological conditions. It is elevated when tissues are not getting enough oxygen, when the body is poisoned by certain infections, or poisoning by certain chemicals. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

Many symptoms &risks: Folic acid plays a crucial role in health. Common symptoms are depression/irritability, anemia, fatigue, sore swollen tongue, poor appetite, diarrhea, weight loss & headaches. Low folate (folic acid) causes high homocysteine, increasing risk of heart disease & stroke & increases risk of certain cancers & birth defects. See www. Vitamin-mineral-info. Com/folic-acid-folate (folic acid)-vitamin-b9-benefits-signs-of-deficiency. Php. ...Read more

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Could acid reflex cause low lymphocytes?

Could acid reflex cause low lymphocytes?

No: No correlation that I'm aware of. Lymphocytes are related to your immune system. ...Read more

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Should I be concern if my folic acid level is low 4.3?

Should I be concern if my folic acid level is low 4.3?

Folic acid: Folic acid is in all the vitamins and one tablet of a vitamin or 1 mg of folic acid daily should take care of low folic acid unless you have had resection of a significant portion of your small bowel removed ...Read more

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Why does my friend have low folate (folic acid) levels?

Why does my friend have low folate (folic acid) levels?

Diet related: Folate (folic acid) is most often associated with diet intake or excessive use of alcohol. Some time abnormalities in the intestines or over growth of bad bacteria or even surgery to reduce surgery can cause decrease absorption of vitamins and folate (folic acid) as well. ...Read more

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What could be the problems associated with low levels of folate (folic acid) in your diet?

What could be the problems associated with low levels of folate (folic acid) in your diet?

Anemia and if pregna: Folic acid is needed for hemoglobin formation and Folic Acid deficiency can cause anemia.And if you are pregnant the deficiency can cause birth defects like spina bifida so all pregnant women are are given prenatal vitamins which contain folic acid
it can also cause irritability and depression, high homocystein level, diarrhea&loss of appetite, and some cancers are associated with very low levels. ...Read more