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Can Folic Acid Cause A Headache
Vit C: Great question. Vit c (ascorbic acid) plays a role in tissue regeneration and healing. It is necessary for healthy ligaments, tendons, skin, and blood vessels. There are several studies that point towards Ascorbic Acid helping those with headaches, but headaches are a known side-effect of large doses of ascorbic acid. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
No: Reflux can cause reactive pain and spasms in the head and neck. These may be interpreted as seizures but are not. In infants this can cause strange arching and head turning and breath holding. This was described by sandifer. It is important to separate these events from true seizures. An eeg recording during such an event would clarify the issue. Seizure medications may cause reflux. ...Read more
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 of the main sources of Folic Acid in the diet is from green leafy vegetables. Folic acid deficiency severe enough to cause symptoms generally requires a very poor diet, alcohol use, or is a side effect of medications like Phenytoin or methotrexate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more
What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.
Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. Avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Try not to lay down after eating. Weigh loss and avoiding tight constricting garments will also help. Recurrent or persistent abdominal pain or reflux should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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I suffer from gerd and have oseaghitus could this be due to low acid ? Heard this is possible to cause the reflux and betaine Hcl may help
No.: Although this kind of information is present all over the Internet, it is frankly wrong. Esophagitis in GERD is caused by both stomach acid and enzymes secreted by the stomach. Taking HCl will tend to make the problem worse. You should continue you any medicine that your doctor prescribed, follow anti-reflux measures, and follow up with him if your symptoms do not come under control. Good luck. ...Read more
Is having low stomach acid a serious health problem? I have all the symptoms especially the fatigue ! can low stomach acid be due to liver problems?
Medications: Are respinsible for your fatigue. No acid connection. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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