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Depression and MTHFR

The Link Between Depression and MTHFR Media attention has increased lately with the acknowledgement that high profile celebrities like Ian Thorpe and Charlotte Dawson have suffered greatly with depression. We have to ask ourselves why it seems so prevalent now. Are we detecting it more? Are we acknowledging it more? No, I believe that the […]

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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 related to the early development of heart and blood vessel disease. In fact, it is considered an independent risk factor […]

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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 Davis et al (2014) found patients prescribed Methotrexate (MTX) for diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis had a 3.05 increased risk of adverse […]

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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 embolism). The medical term for a blood clot is a thrombus (plural= thrombi). When a thrombus is formed as part […]

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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 review the link between the MTHFR C677T and migraine risk. Collective results showed the 677T allele was significantly associated with […]

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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 exact cause of the destruction of these cells is not known. One possible explanation might be that the body’s immune […]

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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 to the vagina. Approximately eight out of 10 cervical cancers originate in surface cells lining the cervix (squamous cell carcinomas). […]

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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 cause of infertility among women. PCOS occurs when a woman’s body overproduces sex hormones, called androgens. The hormone imbalance prevents […]

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Welcome to MTHFR Support Australia!

From Carolyn and the team at MTHFR Support Australia,  welcome to our website!  We are soon to be launching regular podcasts and webinars, and will continue to bring you the latest research. But for now? Stay up to date with the latest in the world of MTHFR Support Australia by signing up for our bi-monthly […]

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