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Folic Acid And Autoimmune Diseases
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
Anemia: Its called megaloblastic anemia, cause the red blood cells are very large. A Folic Acid deficiency can also lead to neurologic problems in unborn children. Anemia may make you: Feel weak and tired. Feel lightheaded. Be forgetful. Feel grouchy. Lose your appetite and lose weight. Have trouble concentrating. ...Read more
I was wondering is fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and acid reflux considered autoimmune disease?
No, no, no, and no : Autoimmune diseases are diseases in which the immune system attacks the body itself causing inflammatory pain. Functional pain such as fibromyalgia is the perception of pain in normal structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons). Other causes of pain are abnormal tissue (endometriosis) or direct effect of acid (reflux) burning sensitive tissue. Interstitial cystitis is inflammation (not autoimmune). ...Read more
High albicans, igg, iga, and igm. Serum iron and % sat high, T4 low, and folate (folic acid) low-help where do I start? Have celiac disease.
See a hematologist: If your iron level is high, you need to be bled periodically to prevent damages to your organs particularly your liver. This is a continuing process and not a one-shot deal. As for your thyroid, you need another test to confirm whether your thyroid replacement is adequate. Since natural thyroid extract is not standardized, it is hard to regulate your thyroid with it (used about 50 yrs ago). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate (folic acid) to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
Person w/ SCAD deficiency, autism, mood disorder. Acutely became agitated, aggressive. Labs/UA wnl except B12 >1999 pg/mL; Folate (folic acid) >19 .9 ng/mL? toxic?
How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?
Yes for some-depends: B6, B12 & Folic Acid all lower homocysteine, a metabolite of methionine.High homocysteine is a better predictor of risk of heart disease & stroke than cholesterol, high BP & smoking! these vits. Are proven to lower stroke risk but not yet proven to reduce heart attack risk-but likely will for anyone with high homocysteine. See http://www.Patrickholford.Com/index.Php/blog/blogarticle/171/ & comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have a low folate (folic acid) high WBC , I have alopeca lost my hair all in month , dizziness headaches , high Bp ( heart disease in family ) so tired , Ty ?
Lifestyle therapy: The most concerning symptom is the hair loss which could be congenital, caused by medications/drug, or thyroid problems. Low folate (folic acid) is usually caused by inadequate intake (try broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus), and elevated WBC is often associated with smoking. I don't see one diagnosis. Have a good check up and then focus on lifestyle: heathy eating, activity, sleep, stress management. ...Read more
Hemoglogin:12.5 low, hematocrit:38 low. Iron, folic acid, b12, vitamin d ok. What's causing anemia & what do I do? Have graves disease&psoriasis/arthr
Not caught: People with a predisposition to an autoimmune disease might develop one following an acute infectious process, however, they are not thought to be directly caught as in the case of a virus. Autoimmune disease is due to an underlying defect in immune regulation that varies by condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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