Dear sir, I (T.Someshwara rao, aged 43 years, male) am suffering from hyperhomocysteinemia. Recently I did all tests so I got report please find out my report and give me some suggestions about this. How to control and diet etc., HOMOCYSTEINE, SERUM/PLASMA OUT OF RANGE: H 27.21 REFERENCE RANGE: 3.7- 13.9. Warm Regards, T. Someshwara Rao
Abnormal Homocysteine Levels
It is a medical condition which involves abnormal levels of homocysteine in the blood. This can make the blood prone to coagulation and result in blood clots. This increases the susceptibility of an individual to heart attacks and stroke.Further, high levels of homocysteine can result in damage to the internal linings of the venous system and increases the risk of plaque built-up.
Hyperhomocysteinemia affects individuals with a genetic defect and in individuals who have low levels of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Folate in their diet. There is little evidence that alteration of diet can aid in reducing the levels of homocysteine in the blood, however there are some tips which can be useful.
- Increase the intake of green vegetables, fruits and milk products. These are high in Vitamin B12 content. Meat and Fish are also packed with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6. It is important to note that boiling of milk destroys the Vitamin B12 content and hence an individual is ideally recommended to consume at least 750 ml of boiled milk each day to meet the dietary requirement of Vitamin B 12
- A diet which is high in fiber is helpful in promoting intestinal health. Vitamin B6 is formed by ‘good bacteria’ in the gut wall and a healthy intestinal ecology will enhance the production of this vital nutrient. Probiotics will also improve the availability of healthy bacteria for the intestine. Yogurt is rich in probiotics and one cup should be consumed at least once a day.