Genetic Thrombophilia Survey

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There is a lady I know who is a member of a Facebook group for clotting disorders, and she is currently working on research concerning genetic clotting disorders. My Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis was caused by clotting disorders. If you know you … Continue reading

Updated Blood Coagulation Work Up and Quest Codes from Dr. Glueck

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Under clotting disorders I have now posted a copy of the new coagulation work up Dr. Glueck recommends for Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) patients. The codes on his work up are for LabCorp, I have posted a copy of the same … Continue reading

My Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) Has Gotten Better

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I didn’t think I would ever be able to say it, but my Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) has not only not progressed, but has actually regressed. It was so important that I found Dr. Glueck and had his treatment when I did. … Continue reading

Spreading Awareness: Educating Ourselves and Each Other

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I am a member of several Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis), Factor V Leiden, MTHFR and Blood clotting support groups on yahoo and Facebook. I often write about my blog and post it in the different groups and hope that I can … Continue reading

The importance of being tested for mutations in the MTHFR gene

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When there is a mutation in the MTHFR gene in an individual, along with another thrombophilic factor (ie. Factor V Leiden), the risk for thrombophilia is greatly increased. MTHFR stands for Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Another term for MTHFR is NAD(P)H 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate. … Continue reading

Why ON (AVN) sufferers should have their homocysteine levels checked

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Homocysteine is an amino acid produced by the body. Elevated homocysteine levels are linked to high concentrations of endothelial asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA); a chemical found in blood plasma.  ADMA interferes with the synthesization of Nitric Oxide from L-Arginine. Nitric Oxide is … Continue reading

Why being tested for the e(NOS) mutation is important

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Yesterday I posted this under clotting disorders: What is the eNOS (Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase) gene T786C mutation When someone has a mutation in their eNOS gene it means that their body doesn’t produce an amino acid called L-Arginine (also … Continue reading