A 32-year-old female asked:
are elevated b12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? cause of this? how to bring them down to normal levels?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No : Not bad. Usually caused by vitamin supplementation. No need to bring them down.
5040 viewsAnswered Nov 21, 2018
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Needs evaluation: High B12 & folate (folic acid) is not dangerous per se (these vits. Have no known toxicity)& may not be serious, but high B12 may paradoxically be a sign of B12 deficiency & may also be caused by acute or chronic liver disease or leukemia, so deserves further evaluation-see http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-serum-levels-6037.Html
high folate (folic acid) may be a sign of B12 deficiency or blind loop syndrome.
5040 viewsAnswered Sep 5, 2019
A 21-year-old female asked:
What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: We see these from time to time. They are no cause for concern. Reference ranges are set for the vast majority of people. Just be happy. Elevated B12 has some arcane significance in hematology but it does not apply to healthy people. Just be glad.
4384 viewsReviewed Aug 14, 2020
Last updated Sep 5, 2019
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