Tuesday, September 10, 2013

NK Cells and Intralipids

Well I got my blood work back and my APA blood work was fine, but I have borderline high NK cells.  For those that don't know what a NK cell is, it is a Natural Killer Cell (sounds cool, right?).  Essentially, everyone has NK cells, but people with elevated NK cells may have a hard time getting or staying pregnant because the NK Cells attack the embryo.

The treatment for elevated NK cells is Intralipid infusions.  Lipids are a fatty dietary supplement, often used when treating MS and cancer patients.  It is experimental as a fertility treatment, but studies look promising.

Hopefully, this will help us finally have a successful cycle.

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