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Dr. Juan Cucalon
Specializes in Anesthesiology
B complex: The 8 vitamins of the B complex are absorbed in the stomach and require acid to do so.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
51 years experience in Gynecology
Folate /folic acid: Yes the two words are used interchangeably.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No: The normal range is 4-20 depending on the lab. That being said even four is at the low range. Try to be at least 50% or higher since Folic Acid is he ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Her are they: Breakfast cereals fortified with 100% of the dv, ¾ cup 400 beef liver, cooked, braised, 3 ounces 215 lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, ½ cup ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lac ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Megaloblastic anemia: Folate (folic acid) is a "building block" for red blood cells. Without it, the red cells comes out big, blown up and not made efficiently. Fortunately ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Folate (folic acid) anemia: Folate (folic acid) and B12 are closely related in their functions. If one replaces folate (folic acid) alone in a megaloblastic anemia but not B12 al ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Aplastic anemia is a greatly reduced or absent amount of stem cells. This can be inherited, from damage to the bone marrow or without cause at all. Fo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes please OBGyn: The first three months are crucial mother is weaving the baby and brain formation with spinal cord so Folic Acid is very critical so not only can lead ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 mg a day: Typically dose for women trying to conceive would be 400 mcg a day, but if you have a truly diagnoses folate (folic acid) deficiency, then i would lik ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
B12: You need this vitamin to synthesize DNA (T's from U's). If you can't do this, the nuclear growth can't keep up with the cytoplasm and the red cells e ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Just in case: Folic acid supplementation is extremely important in the first days of pregnancy. Taking it if you are not pregnant is not a big deal, it won't hurt y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
A & D- very rare: One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
52 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
No.: Methylfolate side effects (only in some people) are: irritability, insomnia, sore muscles, achy joints, acne, rash, severe anxiety, palpitations, nau ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No: Pernicious anemia is an inability to absorb vitamin b12, which is a complex process requiring an intact and functioning stomach, exocrine pancreas, in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Many people on self-imposed restrictive vegetarian diets get both. They have similar effects on the blood and are both very serious health problems.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Deplin: As precursor for folate, (folic acid) and a mild mood elevator.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mina Sehhat
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Folic acid will not accumulated in the bady.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
We don't: Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency ar ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Folate (folic acid): Folate is a co-factor used in cellular division. If there is a deficiency of folic acid, cells won't be able to divide properly. The net result is few ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mina Sehhat
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: There are many brands of acid folic pills otc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Folic Acid: A Folic Acid deficiency can present with fatigue, oral ulcerations, tongue swelling, graying hair and inadequate growth.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fe -Ca: Ida is common in young menstruating females. Calcium deficiency? Quite odd at any age. Wonder if your Albumin is normal giving a falsely low calcium ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Folic acid is a good vitamin and you cannot overdose on it. We recommend 400 to 1000 mcg for all reproductive age women.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not quite: Folic acid is just one of the many b vitamins.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience in General Practice
Very important: Folate (folic acid) is used by the developing fetus in the formation of the nervous system and spinal cord. If the fetus does not receive enough folat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
TOTALLY SAFE: There is absolutely no known toxicity from folic acid. It is far better to have high levels than low. This just means you have more in your blood than ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nausea: Usual side effects are nausea and sometimes vomiting.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Folic acid: Folic acid is one of many B vitamins and needed to make red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, and for normal growth. Normal levels are 2- ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: There are abnormal results. Check with the doc who ordered these tests and discuss these results = there was a reason to order these tests.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Methotrexate effects: Muscle soreness is not a common side effect, but can happen. You should get further laboratory work up to check your liver, kidney and muscle enzymes ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Pretty soon: If you're talking about serum folate you can recheck in just a week as it reflects recent intake quite well. Red blood cell folate shows the body's st ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Folic acid: Hi, the maximum recommended dose for Folic acid is 4 mg, but folic acid is water soluble vitamin and can be easily excreted from kidneys unless you ha ... Read More
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