August is the perfect time for lazy days by the beach, sparkling pools, drippy ice cream, picnic blankets, and laughs with your favorite people. I’m not going to clutter up your August with anything other than the joy of summer days, so the To Health With That! MTHFR podcast will be taking a small break. For the Southern Hemisphere listeners out there, cuddle in with a hot tea and a great book and enjoy some cozy nesting.
We’ll come back in September with Season 2 – Feeling Better with MTHFR. It will be practical steps to make your life better, improve your health, sleep better, have more energy, and balance that methylation. Look forward to simple steps to transform your health. The aim is one year of healing. MTHFR is the priority and we’ll take a step-by-step approach to eliminate folic acid, find your best dose of 5-LMTHF, and add any support you need to feel amazing with MTHFR, but we’ll cover the most common issues that come along with MTHFR as well. Energy, sleep trouble, hormone imbalance, heart disease, cognitive decline, and mental health. We’ll even talk about strategies for healthy weight balance and fitness.
I can’t wait to get started. In the meantime, enjoy a bit of stargazing, camp-firing, popsicle-melting summer.
Can MTHFR gene mutation lead to carnitine deficiency?
Yes, MTHFR gene mutation may lead to carnitine deficiency. Carnitine is a compound that is produced in the body through a complex process involving multiple enzymes and metabolic pathways. Studies have found that MTHFR gene mutation can disrupt some of these pathways, leading to lower levels of carnitine in the blood.
Carnitine deficiency can have a number of negative health effects, as this compound is important for energy metabolism, heart health, and other physiological processes. Symptoms of carnitine deficiency may include fatigue, muscle weakness, heart palpitations, and other signs of impaired energy production.
However, it is important to note that not all individuals with MTHFR gene mutation will necessarily develop carnitine deficiency, and other factors such as diet, lifestyle, and overall health status may also play a role in carnitine levels. If you are concerned about your carnitine levels or symptoms associated with MTHFR gene mutation, it is recommended that you speak with a healthcare provider who can evaluate your individual needs and make personalized recommendations for supplementation or other interventions.
What is the relationship between MTHFR gene mutation and chronic kidney disease?
There is some evidence to suggest that MTHFR gene mutation may be associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The MTHFR enzyme plays an important role in the metabolism of homocysteine, an amino acid that is toxic to the body at high levels. When MTHFR function is impaired due to gene mutations, homocysteine levels may become elevated, which can damage blood vessels and impair kidney function over time.
Several studies have investigated the relationship between MTHFR gene mutation and CKD, with mixed results. Some studies have found that certain MTHFR gene variants are more common in individuals with CKD, while others have found no significant association. It is worth noting that other factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, also play a major role in the development and progression of CKD.
While the exact relationship between MTHFR gene mutation and CKD is still unclear, it is important to manage any risk factors for kidney disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking. If you have concerns about your kidney health or MTHFR gene mutation, it is recommended that you speak with a healthcare provider who can evaluate your individual needs and make personalized recommendations for management and treatment.
Can MTHFR gene mutation increase the risk of chronic kidney disease?
Yes, MTHFR gene mutation may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in some individuals. MTHFR enzyme plays a critical role in the body’s metabolism of homocysteine, an amino acid that can be toxic at high levels. MTHFR gene mutations can cause a reduction in enzyme activity, leading to elevated homocysteine levels. High homocysteine levels can damage the blood vessels in the kidneys and lead to CKD over time.
Several studies have investigated the relationship between MTHFR gene mutation and CKD, and some have found an increased risk of CKD in individuals with certain MTHFR gene variants. However, other factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity are also major risk factors for CKD, and the relationship between MTHFR gene mutation and CKD is not fully understood.
If you have concerns about your kidney health or MTHFR gene mutation, it is recommended that you speak with a healthcare provider who can evaluate your individual needs and make personalized recommendations for management and treatment.
MTHFR is a common genetic mutation that can contribute to anxiety, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, infertility, and more serious conditions like breast implant illness, heart attack, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and some types of cancer. If you know or suspect you have an MTHFR variant, schedule a free 15-minute meet-and-greet appointment with MTHFR expert Dr. Amy today.Book Your Appointment