Homocystinuria natural cures

Homocystinuria Definition

Homocystinuria is an inherited disorder in which the body cannot process certain building blocks of proteins (amino acids) properly.

Homocystinuria Diagnosis

During a physical examination of the child, the health care provider may take notice a tall, thin (Marfanoid) stature with deformity of the chest or scoliosis. If there is poor or double vision, an ophthalmologist should perform a dilated eye exam where dislocation of the lens of the eye or nearsightedness may be apparent.

Homocystinuria Treatment

No particular cure has been discovered for homocystinuria; however, many people are treated using high doses of vitamin B6 (also known as pyridoxine). Slightly less than 50% respond to this treatment and are required to take supplemental vitamin B6 for the rest of their lives. Those who do not respond need a low methionine diet, and most will need treatment with trimethylglycine. A normal dose of folic acid supplement and sometimes added cysteine in the diet is helpful.

Homocystinuria Symptoms and Signs

Some symptoms of homocystinuria include: nearsightedness, flush across the cheeks, tall and thin build, long limbs, high arched feet, knock-knees, pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, mental retradation, psychiatric disease, eye anomalies, ectopia lentis, myopia, glaucoma, optic atrophy, seizure, and extensive atheroma formation at a young age.

Homocystinuria Causes
Mutations in the CBS, MTHFR, MTR, and MTRR genes result to homocystinuria.


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