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What is the name of the disease that causes facial legions due to a lack of hemoglobin?


I was just watching an episode of CSI and a woman had this disease so she was eating human livers and spleens. They mentioned the name but i dont recall what it was called. It is genetic and apparently is caused by the body absorbing too much hemoglobin. I believe they called it king lear's disease, but i don't know if that's right and i want to know the medical name
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It sounds like it was a type of porphyria. King George III may have had it.  (+ info)

What anaerobic and aerobic workout can I do for Hemoglobin H Disease?


please help me...i tried searching for it but i couldn't find any on the internet....and please explain and give examples for each workout/exercise..thanks so much!!! :)
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With your condition, anemia is always a concern. You should try walking, with yoga being permissible as well. You may try running later on, if it agrees with you.  (+ info)

What is the chemical structure of hemoglobin in sickle cell anemia disease?


http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/blood/narrative/page17.html  (+ info)

why is it that the RBC, hemoglobin and hematocrit level of a patient with congenital heart disease s decreased?


please answer. :) THANK YOU.
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Congenital heart disease does not decrease the RBC, hemoglobin or hematocrit. Cyanotic (low oxygen) heart disease can actually increase the RBC, hemoglobin/hematocrit, because low oxygen levels stimulate the body to produce more red cells (RBCs) to improve the ability to supply oxygen to the body. Low RBC, hemoglobin/hematocrit is called anemia. There are many causes of anemia and it is important to determine the cause in order to find the appropriate treatment. Anemia can be secondary to blood loss, destruction of red cells (hemolysis), vitamin/mineral deficiency (Iron, B12, Folate), anemia of chronic disease, kidney disease due to low Erythropoetin, genetic disorders (Sickle Cell, Thallassemia, etc.), etc. Blood tests can be performed to determine the cause. Rarely if someone has had a valve replacement this can lead to destruction of red cells (hemolysis). I hope I answered your question. Good luck.  (+ info)

an individual has a disease that reduces hemoglobin in the blood?


which of the following is probably true of this individual?
a. oxygen delivery to cells is compromised
b cell repair is compromised
c cells experience O2 build up
d the organism has limited defense against viral invasion
e the organism has a reduced number of patelets in the blood
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Definetely A.  (+ info)

Hemoglobin values rise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One explaination?


It is a physiological response to the chronically prolonged periods of low oxygen intake. The body's compensatory mechanisms are acting. There are acute and chronic respritory acidosis conditions. COPD would be chronic. More red blood cells mean more oxygen in the system to go around, that would also mean that you would not need those deep long breaths to load up, you would load more O2 in less time, and carry it further into the tissues that need it. The more exercise you do the more O2 you need, and the more demand you have the more your body will seek to compensate, extreme exercise could be an acute example for now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_acidosis would tell you more about the other forms and mechanisms of action. Good luck, don't fret, the body takes care of it. I've had asthma for my entire life and I think it's a good thing that there has been some compensation. Well, that is until I donate blood. lol. Talk about light headed!  (+ info)

a friend of mine has hemoglobin 21. is it possible?is he suffering from any disease?does it effect diet chart?


i'd like to hear from doctors.................
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How can one genetic mutation cause sickle-cell disease?


Sickle Cell disease is caused by a point mutation in the DNA. A hemoglobin protein normally having the amino acid Valine is substituted for Glutamic acid in the sickle cell protein. Looking at the structure and function, how can one simple mutation can cause such a big problem. Would you expect a change from glutamic acid to aspartic acid to cause as big a difference?
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Single-gene mutations are a very large chunk of genetic diseases. To understand this better, lets break down the process of making a protein from the genetic material. Please note that I do not have much knowledge on the actual mutation in sickle cell, but I can explain how this can create huge problems in general. The problem lies in that proteins do not only have primary structure but secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structure.

First, we transcribe the DNA. In this case, the problem does not happen here, so we will skip the details. Basically, we are going to take the gene that will produce the protein and transcribe it onto a strip of RNA. Then, we will take that RNA over to the ribosome, where we translate it into amino acids. A group of 3 bases is called a codon, and the codon tells the ribosome which amino acid to add to the chain. There are "start" and "stop" codons that tell the ribosome when the protein begins and ends. One base pair change can add or eliminate a start or stop codon, so if this happens you end up with a chain that is either too long or too short. Again, this is not where the problem happens. Instead, they just substitute the wrong amino acid, and stick in a valine instead.

There are more steps to creating this protein, and this is where the problem lies. The amino acids on each individual chain will interact with each other first, folding to create an electrically stable molecule. Then, the individual chains that make up the protein will interact and fold together. Where each of the folds lie is based on the electrical charge of the molecule. Valene is a non-polar, hydrophobic amino acid. When you swap that for Glu, a negatively charged, acidic molecule, the tertiary and quaternary structure of the protein changes dramatically. Aspartic acid is another AA in the acidic group, so the structure should be about the same as glutamic acid, but I am not sure of all of the specific possibilities of that.

Remember from organic chemistry, structure determines function. A sickle hemoglobin cell is shaped in a way that it cannot carry oxygen because of the simple switch in amino acids.  (+ info)

Can chlorophyll/chlorella directly boost hemoglobin levels?


I keep reading how chlorophyll is good for anemia, but what about hemoglobin, and for those naturally deficient of it like those with sickle cell disease?

Thanks.
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It is an awesome detoxer and a blood builder. So yes it would directly affect the hemoglobin.

healingdaily.com
Healing affects of Chlorella
This is an article that you should give a read.
Hope this was what you were looking for.
Blessings and healthy living with chlorella!  (+ info)

are you considered disable when suffering with hemoglobin sickle cell disease?


Yes.

The lack of oxygen to the joints cripples them prematurely.  (+ info)

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