MTHFR gene mutation is an autoimmune disease which causes increased production of homocysteine into one’s bloodstream. The increased production of the homocysteine results in the inability of the MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) enzyme of converting the entire bulk of homocysteine into methionine and a lot of other vital compounds. Basically the
Causes And Symptoms
MTHFR enzyme is vital in the conversion of a molecule called 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to a molecule called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. Methionine is utilized by the human body for muscle growth and good metabolism. The MTHFR enzyme is also responsible for the production of the vitamin B9 (also called folate). This means that people suffering from MTHFR gene mutation have trouble eliminating toxins from their bloodstream. The MTHFR gene mutation is a genetic disease, and possible patients of the disorder could include a family of the people suffering from the gene mutation. The patients of the mutation might find it difficult to detoxify. The patients may also, as a result of the MTHFR gene mutation, find themselves foggy, fatigued, and unable to cope up with alcohol due to the inability to detoxify.
How To Be Sure
A simple way of checking whether a person is suffering from an MTHFR gene mutation is getting an MTHFR test which is a sure shot way of knowing about the possibility of the presence of the gene mutation. The MTHFR test helps detect elevated levels of homocysteine in the bloodstream. Increased level of homocysteine is a clear sign that a person has MTHFR gene mutation. People suffering from the MTHFR gene mutation are also incapable of converting folate or folic acid into smaller, usable compounds. This makes them highly perceptible to grave diseases like cancer since the buildup of folic acid in the body leads to severe health problems, including blood toxicity. Folic acid is present in a lot of processed foods which are hard to avoid.