MTHFR and Treatment for Hair Loss Sydney

MTHFR is a condition that is appearing more often in clients seeking help for hair loss, thinning hair and treatment for hair loss. MTHFR is described as a gene mutation that affects the body’s ability to use folic acid or folate. This gene disability increases risk of malnutrition and disease. There are many side effects to this mutation that can be detrimental to health and hair.

MTHFR gene provides instructions for making the enzyme ‘methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase’. This enzyme plays a role in processing the building blocks of proteins, amino acids. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is important for a chemical reaction involving forms of Vitamin B9 (folate). This enzyme converts the molecule 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This reaction is needed for the complex process that converts amino acid homocysteine to methionine. The body uses amino acid methionine to make proteins and other important compounds.[1]

MTHFR and Treatment for Hair Loss Sydney:

  • MTHFR Can cause high homocysteine levels
  • MTHFR can cause folate deficiency
  • Folate deficiency could be linked to MTHFR and is worth investigating
  • MTHFR symptoms include fatigue, forgetfulness and light-headedness
  • Long-term gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome
  • History of anxiety or depression
  • MTHFR gene mutation itself is not inherently dangerous, but any form of genetic variance has the possibility to affect health[2]

MTHFR test can be ordered if you have elevated homocysteine levels and when there is a family history of early onset thrombosis or cardiovascular disease. MTHFR test may also be ordered when a relative is found to have MTHFR gene mutation. Results are reported as positive or negative. A positive result will report the name the mutation(s) present. An interpretation of the results is usually provided.[3]

MTHFR treatment can vary and needs to be guided by a professional who understands with the MTHFR condition. MTHFR general treatment advice may lean toward nutritional supplementation along with healthy diet and lifestyle. If you suspect MTHFR follow the links included and visit your health care practitioner.

Contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic and Trichologist Sydney for more information on MTHFR and Treatment for Hair Loss Sydney. We will work with your health care provider to deliver the best result for health and hair. Phone 02 8014 6916 or email

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MTHFR and Treatment for Hair Loss Sydney