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What does Homocysterien level 30 mean ?

i AM 28 YEAR OLD MAN,i AM PURE VEGETRAIN AND NON SMOKER/DRINKAR.i SUFFERRD BY SOME UNCOMFORTABLENESS AND WENT TO DOCTOR.mY HOMOCYSTERIEN LEVEL COMES AT 30.ALL OTHER REPORT LIKE throid.ecg etc are normal.please let me know what to do,does it mean I will die of heart attack,or incresed homocysterien can be decresed.but it can get incresed it meas I will have to take vutamain suplements throout my life.
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Increased homocysteine levels in the blood, known as homocysteinemia, can be due to a variety of factors - heriditary, nutritional problems or environmental factors. Having an elevated level of homocysteine implies that there is an increased risk for stroke and cardio-vascular morbidity. It does not mean that you will "die of a heart attack"

Treatment of increased homocysteine levels is with vitamin summplements such as folic acid or B12. Regular monitoring of levels as well as for other risk factors is necessary on a long term basis. Please discuss about further evaluation and treatment options with your doctor.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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