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Folic Acid (Definition)

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


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What is the frequency and dose of folic acid? It is causing constipation how can I solve it/

What is the frequency and dose of folic acid? It is causing constipation how can I solve it/

Folic acid: Depending on the age & the deficiency, the serum level & what it is used for, the usual adult dose is 400-1, 000 microgram per day. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has achey joints, headaches, emotional swings, feeling cold and on and off constipation. Her ferritin is 27 ug/l, saturation 44%, haemoglobin 128 g/l and red cell folate (folic acid) is 1918 nmol/l ?

My 8 year old has achey joints, headaches, emotional swings, feeling cold and on and off constipation. Her ferritin is 27 ug/l, saturation 44%, haemoglobin 128 g/l and red cell folate (folic acid) is 1918 nmol/l ?

Hypothyroidism?: The labs that you report are normal. The symptoms are not normal. The symptoms are somewhat suggestive of hypothyroidism. I would recommend addressing the symptoms with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Homocysteine 10.9 normal is lower than 10.4. B12 folic acid came back normal. So what else can cause it to be high?

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I wouldn't give that stuff another thought. A decade ago, this was being tooted as a new coronary risk factor but most of the pathologists I know disregard it. Your B12 and folate (folic acid) are fine. There's nothing you're going to do about this. It probably means nothing. * say, "Forget it." But ask your own physician. ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause sweats?

No: It is a vitamin and unless you took the vitamin on an empty stomach it would not cause that. ...Read more

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What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?

What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?

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. ...Read more

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