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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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Who all needs folic acid?

Who all needs folic acid?

Everyone: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is folic acid benefit?

What is folic acid benefit?

DNA repair, blood: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does folic acid ever expire?

Does folic acid ever expire?

Yes and no: Most folic acid tablets and multivitamins have an expiration date on the bottle. Frankly this is erroneous as this compound and many others, will not spontaneously degenerate. Only if the bottle is kept too warm or too wet will there be a change in the potency or quality. ...Read more

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What are fertifol folic acid?

Fertifol: Fertifol is a brand name for folic acid. It is available in a number of countries but not all. Folic acid is an orally absorbable vitamin B9 which is important in the metabolism of many of the chemical processes in the body. Taking adequate, 1-4 mg, of Folic Acid can help reduce certain birth defects ( not all) while in early pregnancy. It is important to be taking this early - at conception if p. ...Read more

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