In addition to cholesterol and lipids, there is another examination that should be checked in blood tests. He is also “Homocysteine”
Homocysteine is an amino acid derivative made in our body from methionine (ingested with food).
Its importance is that the risk of Cardiovascular Diseases increases greatly.
It is closely related to cholesterol and vitamin B metabolism.
It is a substance that accelerates the metabolic burning of fats.
It is important for the endothelial cells lining the vessel wall. Its height disrupts the functioning of these cells.
It is an essential part of a cycle called methylation.
Factors that increase the level of homocysteine:
VITAMIN DEFICIENCY: B12, B6, B2 and Folate deficiency
Consumption of red meat and dairy products
Cigarettes, Coffee and Alcohol
Thyroid and Kidney disorders
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE HOMOCYSTEIN LEVEL IS HIGH?
The above risk factors gave an idea about what to do.
Changing your diet is essential. You should do this not only for Homocysteine, but also for your general health.
Avoid red meat and dairy products.
Exercise alone reduces homocysteine levels.
Reduce alcohol consumption and quit smoking.
Homocysteine is bound to the active form of Folate, vitamins B12 and B6. Levels are not enough.
5. They help to reduce the level of substances such as N-Acetyl Cysteine, Trimethylglycine, Choline, Methionine, Taurine and Serine.
Genetic mutations and heavy metals should be considered if homocysteine levels do not decrease with nutritional supplements and other measures aimed at this.
GENES AND GENE DISORDERS IN HIGH HOMOCYSTEIN
The answer to this question is yes. Genes have a significant role in the elevation of homocysteine. Numerous studies have been conducted investigating the effect of small genetic changes, called ‘Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms’ or SNP for short, on homocysteine elevation.
A particular PROTEIN SYNTHETIC ERRORS (SNP: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) on the MTHFR C677T gene makes it difficult for dietary vitamins to convert into their active forms.
This is the most troubled group. It is difficult to lower homocysteine levels. The risk may not decrease even if levels drop. Special genetic testing should be performed on the MTHFR C677T gene.