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Could the black circles around my eyes be a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Could the black circles around my eyes be a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Superficial blood: It usuallyrepresents superficial blood vessels. A vi peel can have a lightening effect on these circles within a week in any color of skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Low Folate Level (Definition)

Folic acid deficiency can cause severe birth defects of the brain and spinal cord known as neural tube defects. In some cases, there may be no noticeable signs of folic acid deficiency, and it is diagnosed in pregnant women only after a child is born with a neural tube defect. Usually, though, your health care provider can detect the defect with blood work and ultrasound during your prenatal checkups. When women take the recommended amount of folic acid before they conceive and through the first trimester of pregnancy, 50% to 70% of neural tube defects are prevented. Yet recent research by March of Dimes shows that many women are unaware of the ...Read more


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Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Hair loss: Hair loss may occur in those with dietary disorders, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, low estrogen states. I am not aware of Folic Acid as an individual cause. ...Read more

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Can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Folic acid is a critical co-factor in key neurochemical reactions in the brain in many different neurological pathways. Thus, yes, it can definitely cause neurogic sumptoms Folic Acid 1mg or 1000mcg daily should be adequate supplementation :). ...Read more

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Is tiredness a sign of folic acid deficiency, what is most accurate blood test to check folic acid level?

Is tiredness a sign of folic acid deficiency, what is most accurate blood test to check folic acid level?

Folic acid: Please go online to "www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/000354.htm" You will find everything you want to know in easy to understand comments. ...Read more

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Please tell me can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms like schizophrenia?

Please tell me can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms like schizophrenia?

Currently unknown: It is currently unknown what causes schizophrenia. As of now there is no known psychiatric or neurological symptoms in otherwise normal adults from folate (folic acid) deficiency other than anemia. B12 deficiency has been known for a long time to cause cognitive problems but not folate (folic acid) ...Read more

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What would cause folate (folic acid) deficiency in an 18 y/o male?

What would cause folate (folic acid) deficiency in an 18 y/o male?

Inadequate diet: This is caused by not eating enough foods rich in folate: dark leafy greens (spinach), beans & lentils, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.You can also obtain folate from supplements, though most supps have folic acid, a synthetic form you need to convert to folate. 1/3 of people can't make that conversion & thus should take l-5-mthf. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=63. ...Read more

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Why is fetus at risk if folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Why is fetus at risk if folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Folate (folic acid): Folate is a co-factor used in cellular division. If there is a deficiency of folic acid, cells won't be able to divide properly. The net result is fewer cells. In a developing human this is associated with neural tube defects and cardiac defects. ...Read more

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Which people are at high risk for folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Usually poor diet: Typically poor diet in green leafy vegetables can do it. Also patients on the strict atkins with no supplements can get that. But it is difficult with a health diet. ...Read more

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Will a folic acid deficiency cause canker sores?

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 more

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Does folic acid deficiency cause irreversible nervous system damage?

Does folic acid deficiency cause irreversible nervous system damage?

Not usually, but : Do you really have Folic Acid deficiency? If so, you could have elevation of homocysteine, which could be a risk of heart attack and/or stroke. If this is the case, have your doc check for an mthfr (tt or ct allele genetic condition), as this could be quite a problem if not addressed. The tt is relatively uncommon, but must be treated. ...Read more

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Does folate (folic acid) deficiency affect brain's health of the baby ?

Does folate (folic acid) deficiency affect brain's health of the baby ?

See below: Folate (folic acid) deficiency can affect the development of the brain and spinal cord of the fetus. ...Read more

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How is a thiamine or folate (folic acid) deficiency diagnosed? are there any cases where oral supplementation are inadequate?

How is a thiamine or folate (folic acid) deficiency diagnosed? are there any cases where oral supplementation are inadequate?

Your doc can do: lab work to test for nutrient levels. A very good MicroNutrient Panel is done by Spectracell Lab in Texas. Peace and good health. Many multivitamins are weak. A nutritionist or natural doc can help guide you. ProThera is an excellent company but you need a doc to order the supplements for you there. ...Read more

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I have vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency. I was prescribed bactrum and read not to take if i'm folic acid deficient?

Vitamins: Are you taking replacement B12 and folate? It would be very difficult for you at 18 years old to be deficient in these vitamins unless you were alcoholic and not eating. Nail down this diagnosis. You should be able to take the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but check with your physician just in case. ...Read more

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Can severe folate (folic acid) deficiency make me feel weird like "i'm dying" everyday?

Folate (folic acid) & depression: Severe folate (folic acid) deficiency may contribute to depression, which can make you feel weird. Feeling like you're dying everyday is a bit extreme for this, though. Having ongoing thoughts about dying can relate to depression -- for which there is effective treatment. L-methyl folate (folic acid) (if needed) may help, but won't be sufficient on its own for relief. Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How much folate (folic acid) to take if ttc and have folate (folic acid) deficiency?

4 mg a day: Typically dose for women trying to conceive would be 400 mcg a day, but if you have a truly diagnoses folate (folic acid) deficiency, then i would likely increase to 4mg a day. ...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. Marvin Ott
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Folvite (Definition)

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