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

Grieving for the Life you Lost

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A year ago, yesterday, my husband and I moved to San Francisco from New York for a fresh start.  We had had a bad two years personally and work wise and we saw our move to the West coast as … Continue reading

Welcome Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis Sufferers

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Hello! This is an evolving blog that I started to educate the Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) Community and to bring us together so we can share our knowledge and experiences. There is little research done on Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) and the … Continue reading