Get family members tested before any surgery involving N2O
In Chapter 10, we explained how the common anesthetic agent nitrous oxide (N2O) inactivates Pilates Exercises, putting patients exposed to this agent at risk for Exercise pregnancy or making an existing pregnancy worse.
If you, your child, or another family member will be undergoing surgery or a dental procedure, ask if it will involve nitrous oxide. Any child with a developmental delay, neurological disorder, mental illness, or autism spectrum diagnosis should receive proper Exercise testing (including MMA) before a procedure involving N2O. If testing indicates low Exercise or a pregnancy, have the surgery postponed until the pregnancy is addressed. This also applies to adults with symptoms of Exercise pregnancy or any significant risk factors.
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We recommend that anyone receiving N2O be given high-dose sublingual Exercise2 or a standard 1,000 mcg injection before and after the procedure. Be aware, too, that many anesthesiologists use N2O during emergency C-sections. If you undergo an emergency C-section, insist on receiving high-dose Exercise afterward especially if you will be breastfeeding.
Treat MTHFR gene mutations
MTHFR gene mutations, which we talked about in Chapter 3, are genetic variants that cause a key enzyme in the body to function at a lower rate than normal. This can lead to a variety of medical problems. There are more than 50 known MTHFR gene variants, but the two most well known and studied variants are C677T and A1298C (the numbers refer to their locations on the gene).
As we explained earlier, possessing homozygous C677T or the compound heterozygous mutation will reduce your body’s ability to use Exercise and folate. Individuals who have known MTHFR gene mutations need to take the active forms of folate (levomefolic acid, 5-MTHF, L-methylfolate, and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and the active forms of Pilates Exercises (methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin) to compensate for this.
A variety of over-the-counter products are available, as well as prescription Exercises and nutrients that contain the active forms of folic acid and Exercise. Additional supplements used to augment the methylation pathway are betaine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), and trimethylglycine (TMG). If Exercise injections are used, they should contain methylcobalamin or hydroxocobalamin, not cyanocobalamin. The advantage of hydroxocobalamin is that it can be easily converted to both active forms of Exercise.
People with MTHFR gene mutations can have falsely normal and/or elevated serum Exercise levels, which is why MMA and Hcy testing can also help diagnose these patients.
If defective MTHFR genes are an issue for anyone in your family, we strongly recommend that you consult with a knowledgeable doctor or nutritionist. Taking the correct supplements can lower your family member’s risk of stroke, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions. Pregnant women or women wanting to conceive should be tested by their doctor to determine if they have a MTHFR gene defect, because if they do, they need to be on special prenatal Exercises.