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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Taking too much: Too much folate (folic acid) is generally not a problem, but you might cut back on the vitamin supplementation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
High folate (folic acid) and B12: Although low levels of folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 can cause serious medical problems, there is no problem whatsoever with having high levels ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
High B12 Folate (folic acid): I understand your concern. Researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of B12 may indicate a person is at risk of developing Lun ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How high?: What do you mean by high folate? What you perceive to be high may well be normal. There is no toxicity with folate. For good health - Have a diet rich ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Lab values: Low iron exists. Low vitamin D exists. These are not major threats but should be remedied. Take iron daily as a supplement. And add Vit d as a supp ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Not a problem: The "normal range" of prolactin can be misleading. A low value is not a problem, unless you are lactating.
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Masks anemia only: High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels. The high B12 levels you have are proof ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need more not less!: If you have a problem with two MTHFR genes, you actually need folic acid supplementation. Foods high in folate will help you not hurt you. I usually ... Read More
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