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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. Julie Abbott
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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

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. Qamar Khan
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Folvite (Definition)

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