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Factor viii inhibitor in hemophilia? What is a factor viii inhibitor?

Factor viii inhibitor in hemophilia? What is a factor viii inhibitor?

Antibody to factor: Viii protein. People who are deficient in factor viii, i.e., have severe hemophilia, are treated with infusion of factor viii. Some make antibodies to factor viii and inhibit its function and are called factor viii inhibitors. Rarely non-hemophiliac can also develop such an inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is homosexuality a risk factor for hepatitis b infection?

Is homosexuality a risk factor for hepatitis b infection?

Yes: Sexuality period is a risk factor for hepatitis b, so anyone who is sexually active is at risk. Some consider homosexuality as a separate risk factor because anal intercourse has a slightly higher chance of transmission, but this line is really blurred. The main point is that all sexual practices translate a risk of hepatitis b and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow the recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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Ok is my age a big factor on having a baby i am 40 going to turn 41 have had onr child but lost him to high B/P have on other kids need to know. If it?

Ok is my age a big factor on having a baby i am 40 going to turn 41 have had onr child but lost him to high B/P have on other kids need to know. If it?

It's a factor, but..: There are may things that determine risk other than just age.For instance, was your high BP chronic or just gestational? Factors like that make a difference, especially since you're older. Need to know things about your general health, family history - the list to determine "risk" is long.You would do well to have a single visit with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who can put it all together ...Read more

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What exactly is the Rh factor?

What exactly is the Rh factor?

A marker on Red: Blood cells. Red cells have a number of markers/antigens on their surface and one of thise is rh facotr. Rh has many subtypes, the one most people refer to is rh d. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more

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Positive mthfr heterozygous after multiple miscarriages, known pernicious anemia, what is the likelihood of having other b vitamin deficiencies?

Positive mthfr heterozygous after multiple miscarriages, known pernicious anemia, what is the likelihood of having other b vitamin deficiencies?

Not more likely but: Pernicious anemia is due to problems absorbing B12 but doesn't interfere with absorbing other vits.Mthfr mutations mean you have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form, so take l-5-mthf.Genes don't affect absorption of other b vits but due to genetics some require higher amounts of b's than others-your other issues don't mean you're more likely to have this but it's safe to try b complex. ...Read more

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Which nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?

Which nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?

Mulitple: Anemia can be caused from many things including bleeding (acute or chronic), bone marrow problems, inflammation, or vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin deficiencies associated with anemia include: b12, folate, (folic acid) iron. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin ?

Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin ?

No: It's absorbed readily as long as the small intestine is basically intact. Here's a recent scientific review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3573592/. ...Read more

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Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?

Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?

Anemia: can be caused by blood loss or bone marrow suppression as well. More information is needed ( how long have you had a normal iron, folate (folic acid) and b12 level. What is your reticulocyte count ? ( is your bone marrow producing new RBC's) ? How low is your HCT and has it come up or gone down with B12. Is the RDW elevated ( do you put out large and small RBC's at the same time? Any blood loss ? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting back into a poor health situation. Wondered is pollution a big factor in apnea?

Can you tell me about getting back into a poor health situation. Wondered is pollution a big factor in apnea?

See below: Sleep apnea can be due to many factors, including large neck size, high blood pressure, diabetes, nasal obstruction/congestion, smoking, alcohol use, and age. Of course, the environment plays some role in it by compounding nasal congestion. So it is not a "big" factor, but may play some role. Hope that answers your question! ...Read more

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Was taking a recombinant-derived fviii for hempohilia a and inhibitor appear. Finishing iti and doc says 2 try plasma fviii. Alphanate (factor viii and von willebrand factor) or koate and y?

Follow his advice: Development of recombinant factor v111 inhibitor those occur frequently after prolonged treatment and those make the treatment less effective. Hence your dr will recommend products to bypass the inhibition. ...Read more

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Is b complex vitamin good for cancer patient ? And does surbex xt medicine contain b complex vitamin?

Is b complex vitamin  good for cancer patient ? And does surbex xt medicine contain b complex vitamin?

Unknown &controversy: There is not enough science to answer this definitively. I think yes. One of the best studies was done by abam hoffer md who showed dramatic increases in survival in cancer patients who took high doses of b complex, beta carotene, e, c, selenium & zinc. See http://cancertherapies.Org/bkinfo.Htm no one has studied b vits alone. Surbex xt has four b vitamins but not the full b complex. ...Read more

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Does transfer factor work for wounds?

Does transfer factor work for wounds?

Transfer factor: While there's a lot of marketing and online ads for transfer factor - it's considered a dietary supplement by the fda and there are no great (randomized controlled, double blinded) studies that show it works for wound healing. Will it hurt to use them? Probably not... Other than your pocketbook. ...Read more

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Do all mthfr gene mutations benefit from folate over folic acid? Or certain stands? Is there different treatment for heterozygous v homozygous?

MTHFR : MTHFR has several forms. And treatments can vary. Look here for additional information. http://mthfr.net/mthfr-c677t-mutation-basic-protocol/2012/02/24/ ...Read more

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On bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg for blood press. Works great for about 12 hours then b/p shoots up. Is their an extended release? Can I take it twice?

On bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg for blood press. Works great for about 12 hours then b/p shoots up. Is their an extended release? Can I take it twice?

Check with doctor: Don't change your medication unless your provider reviews and approves. There are medication "cousins" of bystolic (nebivolol) that are extended release. At age 18, why you have high blood pressure should be looked at closely and what happens at the end of the 12 hours to have it jump. What is your lifestyle? ..Weight, nutrition, salt intake and more... ...Read more

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Is folic acid absorption affected by pernicious anemia?

Is folic acid absorption affected by pernicious anemia?

No: Pernicious anemia is an inability to absorb vitamin b12, which is a complex process requiring an intact and functioning stomach, exocrine pancreas, intrinsic factor, and small bowel. By comparison, Folic Acid is much more easily absorbed and those with pernicious anemia should have no problem absorbing folic acid. ...Read more