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Can Folic Acid Help You Lose Weight
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
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
I have a hair lose, I used folic acid but it didn't work with me and until now it falls I did all the test and its all normal. Thank you?
NO: Flovite is a vitamin and consevel is an amino acid. Both digested rapidly. ...Read more
Possibly: Because cellular energy is compromised but I really would not expect it. ...Read more
I'm taking metformin 250mg and folic acid 1mg reguarly is it possible to be pregnant, but I'm not able to reduce the weight?
Metformin: In those small amounts will. It any impact on your weight. Cut your meals in half. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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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
I take nabumetone, methotrexate, enbrel, plaquenil, vitamin d and folic acid for RA & dermatomyo. Which of these is making it difficult to lose wight?
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
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
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
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
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
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