Conditions Affected by
a Lack of Methylation

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

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,[...]
Epilepsy

What Is Epilepsy Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or[...]
High Homocysteine

What is High Homocysteine? Homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks that make up proteins) found[...]
Drug Interactions

What Are Drug Interactions? This is referring to a MTHFR mutation within an individual affecting the outcomes of pharmaceutical or[...]
Blood Clotting

What Is Blood Clotting? Some people are born with an increased tendency to form blood clots, which increases their risk[...]
Migraine

What Are Migraines? Migraines and other types of headaches, such as tension headache and sinus headache, are painful. Migraine symptoms[...]
Vitiligo

What Is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches develop on the skin. Vitiligo is caused by a[...]
Cervical Dysplasia/ Cervical Cancer / HPV

What Is Cervical Dysplasia & Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, the narrow neck at the lower[...]
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

What Is PCOS? PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common hormonal disorder in women that with interferes with the[...]
Thyroid Dysfunction

What are Thyroid Disorders? A deficiency of thyroid hormones can affect virtually all bodily functions as the thyroid gland hormones[...]
Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a sever mental disorder (or group of disorders) characterised by a disintegration of the process of[...]
Spina bifida

What is Spina bifida? Spina bifida is termed a 'Neural Tube Defect' (NTD), and is a developmental defect in which[...]
Recurrent Miscarriage

What is Recurrent Miscarriage/ Pregnancy Loss? Recurrent pregnancy loss is a condition distinct from infertility, and is defined as two[...]
Pulmonary Embolism

What is a Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary embolism describes an obstruction  of the pulmonary artery, or one of it's branches, by[...]
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[...]
Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy describes any disease involving the peripheral nerves, usually weakness and numbness. It can either affect a[...]
Neural tube defects

Neural tube defects are a group of congenital abnormalities  caused by failure of the neural tube to form normally. For[...]
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What Is Multiple Scelerosis? Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in[...]
Infertility

What Is Infertility? Infertility is defined as being unable to conceive after 12 consecutive months of attempting to do so.[...]
Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Causes[...]
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[...]
Diabetes

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, the bodies of people with type 2 diabetes make[...]
Depression

What is Depression? Depression is a mental state characterised by excessive sadness. It is more than just a low mood[...]
Congenital Heart defects

What is a Congenital Heart Defect? Congenital heart defect (CHD) or congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure[...]
Cleft Palate

What is Cleft Lip or Palate? A fissure in the midline  of the palate due to the failure of the[...]
Chronic Viral Infection

What are Chronic Viral Infections? Many virus infections are self-limited because host mechanisms eliminate the virus.  Infections with certain viruses,[...]
Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis), is a disease characterised by extreme fatigue, poor coordination, giddiness,[...]
Chemical sensitivity

Chemical sensitivity is a chronic medical condition characterised by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level chemical exposure. Commonly[...]
Cardiovascular Disease

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Heart disease, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease,[...]
Cancer

What Is Cancer? Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of[...]
Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness causing repeat episodes of depression, mania, or both. These episodes[...]
Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a rare disorder affecting the whole body with severe impact on the mind. It is[...]
Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried about something. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response[...]
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[...]
Allergies

What are Allergies? An allergy is a disorder in which the body becomes hypersensitive to a particular allergen, which provokes[...]
Addictive behaviour

What Are Addictions? An addictive behaviour is any activity, substance, object, or behaviour that becomes the major focus of a[...]
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,[...]
Alcoholism

What is Alcoholism? The syndrome due to physical dependence on alcohol, such that sudden deprivation may cause withdrawal symptoms -[...]