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what is folate deficiency

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience 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
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Folate (folic acid) anemia: Folate (folic acid) is one of multiple nutrients and vitamins needed for successful hemoglobin (blood) production. A deficiency of folate (folic acid) ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Folate (folic acid) deficiency : Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by nutritional deficiency, medications, chronic diseases or frequent use of tanning beds. 5mg of folate ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Need more diet nfo: While enriched bread has Folic Acid added, the best natural sources of folate (folic acid) are lentils, beans, dark leafy greens, broccoli & asparagus ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many causes : The list of possible causes is long: Lack of sleep, sleep apnea, malnutrition, anemia, uncontrolled allergies, chronic inflammation/infection, autoimm ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on his diet: I'm not surprised B12 is ok as we can store a 2-3 year supply! but folate (folic acid) isn't stored ; must be replenished daily. Whether he's deficien ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Small red cells: But you're able to make them adequately. Most often, low MCV / MCH / MCHC and high RBC means thalassemia minor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly ; yes: Research shows folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of early miscarriage by 50%, yet most women who are folate (folic acid) deficient will no ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
Recheck report: Microcytes associated with iron deficiency Macrocytes with folate (folic acid) & B12 deficiency What is your Hemoglobin level? Do you take any me ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What are you asking?: B12 and folate (folic acid) produce macrocytosis. If someone has told you that you are deficient in all three, but not anemic, or if you are perplexed ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Wolff
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not related: Those medications should not cause folate (folic acid) deficiency. This needs further work-up.

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