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How does a folic acid deficiency affect the menstrual cycle

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
FA & menstrual cycle: Folic acid is used prior to & during pregnancy to prevent development of neural tube defects. Some studies have shown minor trend towards decrease ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: Folic acid/folate deficiency can cause canker sores, red painful tongue, irritation/cracking at the corners of the mouth, and a type of anemia. One o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Folate (folic acid) deficiency can affect the development of the brain and spinal cord of the fetus.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: Clearly you have a serious problem with alcohol use disorder. Do your best to not use alcohol at all. Your anemia is one result of this problem, but i ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Inadequate diet: This is caused by not eating enough foods rich in folate: dark leafy greens (spinach), beans & lentils, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.You can a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: Because cellular energy is compromised but i really would not expect it.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually poor diet: Typically poor diet in green leafy vegetables can do it. Also patients on the strict atkins with no supplements can get that. But it is difficult ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Yes, Absolutely!!: Folic acid is a critical co-factor in key neurochemical reactions in the brain in many different neurological pathways. Thus, yes, it can definitely c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Superficial blood: It usuallyrepresents superficial blood vessels. A vi peel can have a lightening effect on these circles within a week in any color of skin.

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