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Which Vaccines Are Contraindicated In G6pd Deficiency
You don't: This is genetic, where your genetic code does not carry the information for you to make g6pd in normal amounts. This enzyme problem only effects those cells where this becomes an issue like the red cells. The enzyme helps the red cell maintain its cell wall integrity by assisting energy production. Without it the red cells can break down. You learn to avoid certain meds and foods and life can be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin K & C:
I have attached a link below which has a list of common drugs and food items that should be avoided and the associated risk of hemolysis if ingested. Hopefully this helps with other food items as well.
http://www. G6pd. Org/en/G6PDDeficiency/SafeUnsafe. Aspx ...Read more
Best to talk with a: Pediatrician. This type of deficiency is very specific, and also involves staying away from certain drugs, medications, foods that are metabolized by this pathway, especially not using Tylenol (acetaminophen). So, the best approach is to speak to the pediatrician first, then get counseling from a nutritional consultant on the foods to stay away, websites available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: The back pain may be anything from muscle spasm to urinary issues. The confusion worries me. If you are confused, you must be seen immediately--in a clinic or er because you could be having a reaction to a medication or a blood sugar issue. Have you fallen or hurt yourself. Any jaundice or dizziness? G6pd is more associated with hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Infection may also be considered. ...Read more
My baby is months old. And she is positive og g6pd deficiency. Can I give her cow milk / fresh milk?
? age? Not listed: Your babies age was not listed. We encourage mothers to breast feed or use formula until a year of age before switching to cow milk. The cow milk by itself should never be a problem. You should avoid soy based foods or milk or anything related to peanuts. The big issue for these kids is the numerous drugs that can trigger blood breakdown. You should always inform any treating doc of the G6PD issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am g6pd deficient. I had a severe reaction to cephalosporin. Should this medication be avoided since I am g6pd deficient or is this another reaction that has nothing to do with my g6pd deficiency?
Not G6PD Deficiency: The g6pd deficiency association's web site, g6pd. Org, has lists of unsafe drugs and foods for people with g6pd. (not cephalosporins) in g6pd deficiency, if a drug or food causes oxidant stress, hemolytic anemia, or breakdown of red blood cells, can occur. Cephalosporins can be associated with allergic reactions and rarely with hemolytic anemia, but the reason for the hemolysis is different. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www. Drgreene. Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd. Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmmmm....: Nausea can be seen in patients with g6pd, just like anyone else but., this is not the first thing that I think of in a g6pd patient with nausea. If you are worried that you may have had an exposure that is precipitating a hemolytic crisis, you should see your dr. ...Read more
Girl or boy?: G6pd is an x chromosome-linked recessive condition. If your new baby is a boy, he has a 50% chance of also having g6pd (you are a carrier = one normal gene and one affected gene). If your new baby is a girl, she will not have g6pd (assuming the father does not have g6pd). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough answer: Fresh cow's milk is safe. Do call one of the formula company in your area like mead Johnson and ask for specialized formula. No formula I know of is completely safe. Having said that all options out there like goat's milk, almond milk have their deficiencies. Sorry for this complex answer. Fava bean avoidance, extension of that would be all legume avoidance is a must. So Soy would be a general NO. ...Read more
Are there diff versions of G6PD deficiency? If so how these differences are established? By blood test may be?
G6pd is due to mutations in the gene. Like other genes there are multiple mutations that can produce the same end result. It is not a usual blood test by DNA analysis. You may consult this site for more details:
https://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency ...Read more
G6pd deficiency is a blood disorder, right? So if someone has it and they're symptomatic, why isn't it taken seriously? Can't it be dangerous
Being that you are a woman, your symptoms are highly unlikely to be due to G6pd deficiency, unless you happen to be homozygous for the deficiency. You may consult this site for more information.
https://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
RBC disorder: It is an inherited enzymatic disorder of red blood cells. Most people have no symptoms. If you have it, Your red blood cells can hemolyze (break open) which can make you severely anemic and jaundice. You have to avoid certain foods and antibiotics if you have the deficiency. Complicated disorder to discuss in this forum. Here is information: http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/glucose-6-phosp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The g6pd test is a simple blood test that any regular lab can do. The result gives a percentage, so that 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the g6pd that an average normal person has. ...Read more
Yes: People throughout the world with G6PD deficiency eat chickpeas, falafel made from chickpeas, and hummus made from chickpeas. People with G6PD are not all the same, but have a varied range of severity. Chickpeas are legumes and theoretically may cause problems. A person who has had problems after eating chickpeas, and is sure that the problems are related to chickpeas, may avoid future chickpeas. ...Read more
Not necessarily true: G6pd deficiency is an inherited enzyme deficiency. The enzyme is involved in metabolism and anti-oxidant metabolism in red blood cells. Dietary triggers include fava beans and a variety of medications. Stress is not a well established trigger but it has been associated with worsening symptoms. In g6pd, red blood cells die due to the enzyme defect. As a result, stress can result in anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any formula that: Your pediatrician wants to use is okay till a year, when you switch to whole cow's milk & milk products, 16-21 oz./day. Here's a nice site for homemade baby food: :http://www. Homemade-baby-food-recipes. Com/foods-for-a-baby-with-g6pd-deficiency. Html. Also see:http://g6pddeficiency. Org/index. Php? Cmd=contraindicated, the national support organization's website, where you'll find everything you need. ...Read more
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