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Homocysteine - high
Standard Definition

Homocysteine, a normal breakdown product of the essential amino acid methionine, is believed to be dangerous at elevated levels. A growing body of research suggests that an elevated homocysteine level (hyperhomocysteinaemia) is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, independent of other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol. Homocysteine appears to be capable of promoting the development of atherosclerosis and has been implicated in senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy complications.

Underlying Disruption in Function

Normally, the body converts homocysteine into other compounds for elimination, however the efficiency of this mechanism may be impaired either by a genetic defect in one of the metabolising enzymes or by a deficiency of one of the nutrients needed to activate these enzymes (namely folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12).

Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Genetic defect
  • Aging
  • Nutritional deficiencies, particularly in folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12
  • Cigarette smoking and caffeine consumption
  • Stress
Common Signs & Symptoms

There are no evident signs or symptoms of elevated homocysteine levels, however there may be signs and symptoms of the result - ie:

  • Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Angina
  • Senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease
  • Recurrent miscarriage, premature birth, maternal thrombosis
  • Osteoporosis
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.


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