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by wakpose
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: G6PD
Topic: 400 million
Replies: 0
Views: 406

400 million

The G6P gene deficiency affects more than 400 million people worldwide, most of them male (more than 95%) and most of them middle easterners and africans. People who are G6P deficient are advised to stay away from its triggers. Interestingly, many of these triggers are either drugs commonly used to ...
by wakpose
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: G6PD
Topic: More about
Replies: 0
Views: 229

More about

G-6-PD (also G6PD) deficiency is a result of G6PD gene mutation. The gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. The enzyme (aka as G6PDH) is a cytosolic enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction D-glucose 6-phosphate + NA dP+ <-- --> 6-phosphate-D-glu...
by wakpose
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Living with Home Hemodialysis
Topic: Calcitriol or Rocaltrol
Replies: 0
Views: 30354

Calcitriol or Rocaltrol

So a nephrologist prescribed Rocalcitrol (her favorite she said), despite complaints of metalic taste and vomiting and evidence of uneven heart rates. Doing more research, I found this info and stopped taking the med. Hope this helps someone Rocaltrol (calcitriol) is a synthetic version of Vitamin D...
by wakpose
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Living with Home Hemodialysis
Topic: Coping with chronic disease alone
Replies: 0
Views: 30405

Coping with chronic disease alone

Chronic diseases are a burden on their own. I live with failed kidneys and their implications — worsening gastrointestinal diseases, chronic anemia, dialysis and it’s myriads of side effects, but on top of it all, I have to carry this burden, alone. I wasn’t completely alone when it all started. I ...
by wakpose
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Disease & Nutrition
Topic: Iron, Fe
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Iron, Fe

Iron, the earth’s most abundant mineral by mass, is also the life force of humans. A core component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, where oxygen is transported around in human bodies. Iron is also essential for cellular respiration as well as oxidation and reduction in both plants and animals. The adul...
by wakpose
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Disease & Nutrition
Topic: Your body and micro nutrient
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Your body and micro nutrient

The human body is a complex machine consisting various organs and pathways for moving information and nutrients around. To function properly, the human body needs nutrients of various types and composition. Food and the environment are the primary sources of nutrients for the human body. Like all ma...
by wakpose
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Disease & Nutrition
Topic: Food Chemistry
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Food Chemistry

In high school chemistry class we learn about the periodic table of elements, a growing list of naturally occurring and synthetic elements that constitute everything we know. One thing that was hardly mentioned was the importance of many of these seemingly benign elements to human body composition, ...
by wakpose
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Disease & Nutrition
Topic: More on Potassium the nutrient
Replies: 0
Views: 419

More on Potassium the nutrient

As we discussed in a previous note, potassium is an essential element for many important activities in the body, particularly related to good cell health, proper neurological functions, regular beating of the heart, and for the regulation of sodium in the blood. Most normal human diet includes adequ...
by wakpose
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Disease & Nutrition
Topic: Potassium, the element
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Potassium, the element

Potassium’s chemical symbol is K. It has an atomic number of 19, meaning it has 19 protons, 19 electrons and approximately 19 neutrons. Its atomic mass is 39 u and its molar mass is 39 g/mol. It is an alkali metal and was first isolated from potash, in the ashes of plants. It is commonly found in ma...
by wakpose
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: ahus
Topic: An introduction to AHUS
Replies: 0
Views: 423

An introduction to AHUS

A basic introduction to atypical HUS.

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