What is #Homocysteine ?
Homocysteine is a amino acid produced in body from another amino acid called Methionine (Meat, Egg & Sea Foods are rich in Methionine)
Homocysteine blood test is used for following conditions
To asses #Heart disease in High Risk individuals
To diagnose #Homocystinuria
What are the factors directly linked with high #homocysteine ?
B Vitamin Deficiency
Hcy increases if there is
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B6 Deficiency
Folate (Vitamin B9) Deficiency.
Vegetarians has significantly higher Hcy levels.
Smoking & Passive Smoking
Various studies confined that Smorkers and Even Passive Smokers have found to have higher Homocysteine levels.
Daily alcohol intake can elevate Homocysteine levels, likely due to lower Vitamin B12 & Folate.
#Kidney help transform homocysteine into other amino acids.Therefore, a decrease in kidney function can cause an accumulation of homocysteine. This explains why those with kidney disease have high homocysteine levels
#Chronic Periodontitis (Inflammation of the teeth and gums) has been linked to elevated homocysteine levels in studies. This elevated homocysteine levels return to normal after periodontal disease are treated
Homocysteine levels increase in a rare inherited condition called homocystinuria. MTHFR gene mutation heterogygous & homogygous (c677t & A1298c mutations)
#Diseases Linked With High Homocysteine
There are various diseases are linked with high homocysteine level
#Hardening of Arteries
#Cognitive Decline & Dementia
#All Cause Mortality
#Osteoporosis & Bone Fractures
#Autolmmune Disease (RA,Lupus,Psoriasis)
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