A high level of homocysteine in the blood (hyperhomocysteinemia) makes a person more prone to endothelial cell injury, which leads to inflammation in the blood vessels, which in turn may lead to atherogenesis, which can result in ischemic injury. Hyperhomocysteinemia is therefore a possible risk factor for coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque blocks blood flow to the coronary arteries, which supply the heart with oxygenated blood.
Hyperhomocysteinemia has been correlated with the occurrence of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes
Please add blood sampling to your order.
A simple blood sample, which will be centrifuged and separated within one hour to ensure reliable results.
An elevated homocysteine level can be treated by extra supplementation with B-vitamins. If the level is elevated I recommend to do the MTHFR test, as methylated B-vitamins might be necessary to take.