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Melanin Deficiency Treatment
Not really: This is one of the glycogen storage diseases. Avoiding fasting and keeping food intake even, steady and moderate may make things easier. ...Read more
This is the normal dark pigment of the body which gives it its color and sunprotection as well. Albinos may lack this pigment and have significant health consequences due to that. Some internal organs or color with melanin such as the choroid of the eye and the meninges of the brain. Melanin producing cells can cause ...Read more
Many risks &problems:
Low Vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying!
Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day in fall and winter, year-round if you get little sun; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer and http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://tinyurl. Com/ly3wn3n ...Read more
Replacement: The body is very good at handling potassium. Virtually all potassium is in your cells not in your bloodstream. Unless you are taking diuretics, vomiting or having diarrhea, eat a very unusual diet or have hyperaldosteronism it is hard to drive your k+ down to dangerous levels. Most low k+ is artifact or transient alterations. Treatment is oral or IV potassium replacement depending on severity. ...Read more
Albinism: Most forms of albinism are autosomal recessive. One must inherit one dose of the same form of albinism from each parent. If there's a question of genetic disease, get with a focused geneticist who can tell you exactly what the odds are and what you might be able to do ...Read more
Can Plasmoquine cause vision deficiencies after prolonged use for the treatment of Osteoarthritus?
Yes: See your eye doctor and physician who prescribed ...Read more
Is there any medical treatment to reduce melanin on skin? And also how do we measure the melanin on skin?
Can mcad deficiency be present in adulthood? Can I know clinically if I have this? Which are the symptoms and the treatment?
Most outgrow it: Medium chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase deficiency has been described in adults, but most children outgrow the risk of fatal hypoglycemia by the age of 8 or so. One theory of why this is is that the available pool of coenzyme a is increased as babies grow. Acylcarnitine analysis can detect this condition in adults who may have muscle pain on exertion, heart problems or low blood sugar when fasting. ...Read more
Complex: Children with Kawasaki disease are treated with IVIG (immunoglobin)and initially, high dose aspirin. Having G6PD deficiency complicates things a bit because high dose aspirin therapy can cause a severe hemolytic anemia. Still, high dose aspirin therapy would more than likely be initiated, but intensely close monitoring for the development of hemolysis would be employed. Stopping the Rx stops hemolys ...Read more
Could you please name the known medications on the market for treatment of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) deficiency by direct supplementation. Thank you.
THBD treatment: A rare metabolic disorder resulting in elevated levels of phenylalanine. Treatment consists of THB supplementation 2-20mg/kg/day. I have searched high and low for THB Supplement but cannot find it for you. I suspect it is not available due to it's high cost. I'm sorry that this information is not really all that helpful to you. ...Read more
Good hygiene: There is no medication or treatment for IgA deficiency. You must use good hygiene and hand washing to avoid infection. ...Read more
Experimental: But intravenous infusion of purified mannose-binding lectin from a donor plasma is being used. ...Read more
Depends...: Majority of short statured children have no known cause for their stature. They do not have growth hormone deficiency. Studies have shown that some of these kids (called idiopathic short stature) benefit from growth hormone treatment. It is fda approved treatment but is still controversial. Turner's, noonan's, prader willi and SGA also may not have gh deficiency but benefit from treatment with gh. ...Read more
If a child have hormone deficiency and left untreated till 21, will hormone treatment help the person to grow at 21?
DEPENDS: The ability of any hormonal therapy to trigger linear growth depends on the persons growth centers in the bones. A single x-ray of the wrist can determine if the growth centers remain open. Most will close in males at 17 but if truly hormone deficient may be open. If the centers have closed, linear growth is finished and hormones will not add to height. ...Read more
My 4.5yearsold boy has iron deficiency he took maltofer for4 months should we repait treatment. In what way does iron deficiency affect his health?
Please follow: Iron deficiency in children is all-too-common and is cruel & devastating; junior cannot work or play at his best at the very time when he needs to be doing this to continue growing up successfully. If he's not getting dietary iron for whatever reason, or losing blood from somewhere, he's in serious danger. Please get him rechecked and retreated as required. ...Read more
Please advise about the treatment of TRANSCOBALAMIN II DEFICIENCY? Is there any medication to support insuficiently produced transcobalamin? Thank you
B 12 injection:
If you are deficient in B 12 it is likely to be due to problems with absorption of the vitamin. The only sure way to replace it is by injection of B12, at a minimum of 1000microgrms every three months. Your doctor may try a higher dose or more frequent injection. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.htm ...Read more
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency is cured by the administration of vitamin b12. The issue is how to adminster the vitamin which requires an intact stomach with a functioning chemical called intrinsic factor and an functioning distal terminal ileum. If these aren't functioning (your clinician will review this with you) then the vitamin can be administered by monthly injections of B12 rather than by the oral. ...Read more
I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
See your Physician for Diagnosis of B12 deficiency -Atrophic gastritis, Pernicious anemia, weight loss surgery, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, Heavy drinking.
Vitamin B12-fortified grains.
High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more
Can I take a multivitamin with 400 iu vit d every day while on treatment for vit d deficiency (18.5). The treatment is taking 60k iu/week for 2 months?
Growth Hormone.: If you truly have low growth as proxy measured by a baseline igf-1, and followed up with a growth hormone stulation with one of several agents and have gh measured at baseline and thereafter, and you secrete little, than depending in insurance and age, you might be able to get it. Soon, drugs will be avaialble to be orally taken (peptides) but they will be completing phase 2 studies. ...Read more
Vit. D deficiency: Hi. No surprise here, but you treat vitamin D deficiency with vitamin D. The exception is kidney failure where you have to treat with the active hormone form of vitamin D (calcitriol) because the failed kidneys can't make it. Vitamin D deficiency is usually asymptomatic, but in the extreme can cause bone pain and fractures. ...Read more
I have hypokelimia. Potassium deficiency. I body looses potassium daily. Is there ne permanent treatment of this?
More info needed: The top two places the body losses potassium are the gut or the kidney. Kidney losses are hormone related or acid/base related. Gut losses are usually related to loose stools or vomiting. There are medications to address either scenario, but at age 24 it is probably more important for you long term to find out why this is happening. Talk to your doctor, if he/she isn't sure. See a specialist. ...Read more
It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.
1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more