Conditions Affected by a Lack of Methylation

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Listed below are some of the conditions that MTHFR can affect.

ADD/ADHD

What is ADD/ADHD? Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is characterised by short or poor attention span and impulsivity, with or without hyperactivity. ADD/ADHD has academic, social and emotional ramifications, with learning often being

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Addictive behaviour

What Are Addictions? An addictive behaviour is any activity, substance, object, or behaviour that becomes the major focus of a person’s life resulting in a physical, mental, and/or social withdrawal from their normal day-to-day obligations.

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Alcoholism

What is Alcoholism? The syndrome due to physical dependence on alcohol, such that sudden deprivation may cause withdrawal symptoms – tremours, anxiety, hallucinations and delusions. Usually several years of heavy drinking is needed for alcoholism

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Allergies

What are Allergies? An allergy is a disorder in which the body becomes hypersensitive to a particular allergen, which provokes characteristic symptoms whenever the body is then subsequently exposed. Normally antibodies in the bloodstream and

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Alzheimer’s disease

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, and accounts for around two-thirds of dementia cases.  It causes a gradual decline in cognitive abilities, usually beginning with memory loss. Other

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Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried about something. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where a person feels under pressure, it usually passes once the stressful

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Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a rare disorder affecting the whole body with severe impact on the mind. It is a disorder of childhood with onset before 2.5 years. Autism is marked by severe difficulty

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Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness causing repeat episodes of depression, mania, or both. These episodes can be precipitated by upsetting events but are out of proportion to the causes. Bipolar

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Blood Clotting

What Is Blood Clotting? Some people are born with an increased tendency to form blood clots, which increases their risk for developing blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and in the lungs (pulmonary

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Cancer

What Is Cancer? Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms

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Cardiovascular Disease

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Heart disease, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Cardiovascular Disease

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Cervical Dysplasia/ Cervical Cancer / HPV

What Is Cervical Dysplasia & Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, the narrow neck at the lower part of a woman’s uterus, just above the vagina (Figure 1). It connects the uterus

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Chemical sensitivity

Chemical sensitivity is a chronic medical condition characterised by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level chemical exposure. Commonly accused substances include smoke, pesticides, plastics, synthetic fabrics, scented products, petroleum products, and paint fumes.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis), is a disease characterised by extreme fatigue, poor coordination, giddiness, depression and general malaise which can go on for months or years. The cause of

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Chronic Viral Infection

What are Chronic Viral Infections? Many virus infections are self-limited because host mechanisms eliminate the virus.  Infections with certain viruses, however, often fail to resolve and, as such, become chronic. Such infections can persist for

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Cleft Palate

What is Cleft Lip or Palate? A fissure in the midline  of the palate due to the failure of the two sides to fuse in embryonic development. Only part of the palate may be affected,

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Congenital Heart defects

What is a Congenital Heart Defect? Congenital heart defect (CHD) or congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels which is present at birth. Many types of heart

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Depression

What is Depression? Depression is a mental state characterised by excessive sadness. It is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious illness that has an impact on both physical and mental health

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Diabetes

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, the bodies of people with type 2 diabetes make insulin. But either their pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body cannot use

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Down’s syndrome

What is Down’s Syndrome? Down’s syndrome is a condition resulting from a genetic abnormality in which an extra chromosome is present, giving a total of 47 rather than 46 (at the 21st chromosome). Currently, the

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Drug Interactions

What Are Drug Interactions? This is referring to a MTHFR mutation within an individual affecting the outcomes of pharmaceutical or natural medical treatment regimes. Research with Drugs Interacting with a MTHFR Mutation Research conducted by

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Epilepsy

What Is Epilepsy Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Research A review on the available

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Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Causes include medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, drinking too much alcohol, or

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High Homocysteine

What is High Homocysteine? Homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks that make up proteins) found in the blood and is acquired mostly from eating meat. High levels of homocysteine are

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Infertility

What Is Infertility? Infertility is defined as being unable to conceive after 12 consecutive months of attempting to do so. Male infertility is just as common as female infertility, and can be due to a

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Migraine

What Are Migraines? Migraines and other types of headaches, such as tension headache and sinus headache, are painful. Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity Research This research was undertaken to

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What Is Multiple Scelerosis? Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (such as numbness). With MS, the nerves

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Is MTHFR Related to Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a serious and devastating mental illness. Contrary to popular belief, the disease is characterized by paranoid delusions, hallucinations, or disordered thinking and behavior, rather than a “split personality.” While the symptoms can be

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Neural tube defects

Neural tube defects are a group of congenital abnormalities  caused by failure of the neural tube to form normally. For example, in spina bifida the bony arches of the spine, which protect the spinal cord

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Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy describes any disease involving the peripheral nerves, usually weakness and numbness. It can either affect a single nerve or many nerves, and the symptoms depend on the distribution of the nerves

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Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s control of their body movements. It is not contagious and is thought to have a genetic aspect. Symptoms of

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PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

What Is PCOS? PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common hormonal disorder in women that with interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries, or ovulation. It is the most common

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Pulmonary Embolism

What is a Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary embolism describes an obstruction  of the pulmonary artery, or one of it’s branches, by a clot, usually derived from a thrombosis somewhere in the leg veins. Large embolisms result

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Recurrent Miscarriage

What is Recurrent Miscarriage/ Pregnancy Loss? Recurrent pregnancy loss is a condition distinct from infertility, and is defined as two or more failed pregnancies. A miscarriage is defined as a baby who dies before 20

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Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a sever mental disorder (or group of disorders) characterised by a disintegration of the process of thinking, of contact with reality, and of emotional responsiveness. Delusions and hallucinations (especially of voices)

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Spina bifida

What is Spina bifida? Spina bifida is termed a ‘Neural Tube Defect’ (NTD), and is a developmental defect in which the newborn baby has part of the spinal cord and its coverings exposed through a

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Thyroid Dysfunction

What are Thyroid Disorders? A deficiency of thyroid hormones can affect virtually all bodily functions as the thyroid gland hormones regulate metabolism in every cell in the body. The two most common thyroid dysfunctions are

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Vitiligo

What Is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches develop on the skin. Vitiligo is caused by a loss of pigment in the skin, due to destruction of pigment-forming cells called melanocytes. The

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