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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does intake of folic acid makes a person gain weight?

Does intake of folic acid makes a person gain weight?

Folic acid: No. Weight loss can be achieved through excellent nutrition focused on low glycemic index foods, consistent exercise and optimising hormonal imbalance. In my practice, it is the correction of hormonal imbalance which often starts the patient achieving success in the other two areas. ...Read more

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Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Upon review was: Uanble to find any references to weight gain on Folic Acid - however, it can cause anorexia (lack of appetite). ...Read more

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My daughter, 27 yrs old, has platelets up to 1650 millions, she is 40 kg in weight, her appetite is low. Folic acid 18.8 ng?

That is quite: An elevated platelet count. She needs evaluation for essential thrombocythemia and exam to look at spleen size. She is at risk for both clotting and bleeding. ...Read more

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A doc told me to take folic acid and vit e tabs and then I started losing my ability to retain urine and more often, I wet myself. Why is this happening?

A doc told me to take folic acid and vit e tabs and then I started losing my ability to retain urine and more often, I wet myself. Why is this happening?

Coincidence unless: Millions of people take Folic Acid ; vit e ; this is not a known side effect so this is almost certainly a coincidence. You might be allergic to soy (most vit. E is derived from soy) but even if so I wouldn't expect this reaction. Try stopping them but it will probably make no difference. You might have a urinary infection or disorder affecting nerve function. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers.?

Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers.?

Wt loss, low iron: Could be from a vast number of possibilities. This question requires more information. A good history, physical exam and scrutiny of current, past and future bloodwork will all help piece together this puzzle. In general low iron in healthy premenopausal women is usually from menstruation or pregnancy. The weight loss is somewhat worrisome. Highly recommend a formal consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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Good morning. My daughter is 9 month old but her weight is 4.2 kg we giving folic acid and iron syrup and also follow diet according to doctor?

Good morning. My daughter is 9 month old but her weight is 4.2 kg we giving folic acid and iron syrup and also follow diet according to doctor?

Low weight: If your daughter has a normal height then she is small for her age based on weight. It is necessary to examine her growth curve and examine her to determine the reason for her low weight. ...Read more

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Hi I am having Pcos I am taking metformin 1000 mg, ginette35 & folvite (folic acid) MB after taking medicine I lost 6-7 kg of weight. I wanted to conceive guide me?

Conception: Do you really need ginette and fovite?

What you do need to do is make an appointment to see an obstetrician.

Diabetes under control will not interfere with your having a beautiful new baby. Decades ago my mother gave birth to a boy after she had known diabetes for at least 6 or 7 years. That younger brother is now 64 and quite healthy. ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more

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Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

No: Taking iron and Folic Acid supplements do not cause weight gain unless a person is drinking a high calorie drink (such as fruit juice) to wash the pills down. Fruit juice has lots of calories. ...Read more

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Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic. 6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate (folic acid) 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?

Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic. 6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate (folic acid) 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?

? Not anemic: Your rbc is low, but hct is probably at the bottom of normal. The other lab values are all normal. This discrepancy between rbc and hct usually means either your red cells are unusually big, or something is interfering with the counting. This can happen with a cold agglutinin (red cells clump in the cold), excessive alcohol, liver problems, or low thyroid. Given other symptoms, check thyroid. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with 2 separate uterine fibroids that are 2 cm each. Can you estimate the weight of each one? What are your thoughts on taking fem - restore by Gaia Herbs, milk thistle, folic acid, apple cider vinegar to reduce them? I've also in

I have been diagnosed with 2 separate uterine fibroids that are 2 cm each. Can you estimate the weight of each one? What are your thoughts on taking fem - restore by Gaia Herbs, milk thistle, folic acid, apple cider vinegar to reduce them? I've also in

Worth a try with...: Your question got cut off, but I have no idea what they weigh- but not much! The supplements you mention may help but I advise a multivitamin that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid). But those may not help much without other approaches including dietary changes. See http://www. Healthy. Net/Health/Article/Healing_Fibroids_Naturally/8110/2
Ideally work with a holistic integrative practitioner. ...Read more

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Can 19 yr olds use 400 mg folic acid?

Can 19 yr olds use 400 mg folic acid?

Folic Acid: Yes, not only is it safe every female who is even contemplating pregnancy should be taking 400 micrograms of Folic Acid daily. This helps prevent certain birth defects known as neural tube defects which occur in the brain and spine. ...Read more

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How much folic acid should I take each day?

1-5 mg.: Most adults should consume 1 mg of Folic Acid daily - especially women in reproductive age and individuals at risk for cardiac events. Women should probably consume up to 5 mg daily between the ages of 16-46. ...Read more

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Can I have folic acid capsules twice a day?

Can I have folic acid capsules twice a day?

It depends: Most pregnant women do not need more than 1, 000 mcg of Folic Acid daily (in a supplement form). You do not need to monitor your dietary Folic Acid intake. In some cases, such as twin pregnancy or a previous birth of a baby with a neural tube defect, doses up to 4, 000 mcg are recommended. I do not advise you take the higher dosage unless instructed to by your provider. ...Read more

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What's the difference between folate, folic acid?

What's the difference between folate, folic acid?

Synthetic v natural: Folate (folic acid) is the naturally occurring form of the b vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic form. Synthetic Folic Acid is mostly absorbed, folate (folic acid) only partially. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between folate and folic acid?

Is there a difference between folate and folic acid?

No: 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. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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How could I be sure I get enough folic acid each day?

Adult multivitamin: Any over the counter adult multivitamin has enough folic acid. Also eat lots of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What is the difference between folate and folic acid?

Natural vs synthetic: Folates (folic acid) occur naturally in foods and are biologically active. Folic acid is the oxidized form of folate (folic acid). It is made synthetically and widely used as a food supplement. In the body it is converted by the liver to active forms of folate (folic acid) in a 2 step process. ...Read more

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Why does my friend have low folate (folic acid) levels?

Why does my friend have low folate (folic acid) levels?

Diet related: Folate (folic acid) is most often associated with diet intake or excessive use of alcohol. Some time abnormalities in the intestines or over growth of bad bacteria or even surgery to reduce surgery can cause decrease absorption of vitamins and folate (folic acid) as well. ...Read more

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What would be the largest amount of folic acid that is safe to take?

What would be the largest amount of folic acid that is safe to take?

See details: There may be no real safety issues and the kidney excretes what the body cannot use. Imo, it is unnecessary to take doses above 2 mg daily. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin 5000mcg with folic acid?

Yes but: That is a massive dose of biotin. Recommended doses are around 30 mcg. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of folic acid on baby?

What is the side effect of folic acid on baby?

Folic acid: Folic acid deficiency can cause neural tube defects in the fetus, and Folic Acid supplementation can prevent them. Folic acid supplementation around the time of coneception reduces the incidence of neural tube defects by 50 to 70 percent. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nine miligrams of folic acid?

Is it safe to take nine miligrams of folic acid?

Yes: Folic acid as a water-soluble vitamin has no known toxicity. However, there is evidence that very high doses may interfere with the action of some seizure medicines and thus may provoke seizures in those taking certain anticonvulants. Otherwise there are no known hazards from high Folic Acid intake. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/folate. ...Read more

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Can you take folic acid when you have polycythemia?

Yes: Folic acid should not be a problem if you have erythrocytosis or polycythemia. Whether extra Folic Acid is needed would depend on the recommendation from your doctor (but is generally not needed just for polycythemia vera). ...Read more

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How many folic acid must a pregnand women take a day?

400mcg daily usually: If pregnant the CDC recommends 400mcg of folic acid starting by at least 1 month before getting pregnant. However, if previous anencephaly or spina bifida then multiply by 10. The daily dose then would be 4, 000 mcg daily. ...Read more

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What can high folate (folic acid) and B12 tests mean for adults?

What can high folate (folic acid) and B12 tests mean for adults?

High folate (folic acid) and B12: Although low levels of folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 can cause serious medical problems, there is no problem whatsoever with having high levels of these vitamins. ...Read more

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


Dr. Gary Pess
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Folvite (Definition)

Folvite is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more