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Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

No.: Methylfolate side effects (only in some people) are: irritability, insomnia, sore muscles, achy joints, acne, rash, severe anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headaches, migraines. Hair loss is not a side effect of methylfolate (metafolin). ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...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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Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx

Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx

Masks anemia only: High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels. The high B12 levels you have are proof that you don't have B12 deficiency. I don't know what ida is. Hair loss ; sob can have many causes. It sounds like you are being evaluated for possible causes. ...Read more

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How can one tell the difference between low b12 and pernicious anaemia? Mildly low ferritin, b12, folate (folic acid) and red blood cells. Hair loss too.

How can one tell the difference between low b12 and pernicious anaemia? Mildly low ferritin, b12, folate (folic acid) and red blood cells. Hair loss too.

This is serious: Pernicious anemia is one cause of a low B12 but your situation is complicated. If you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, please reconsider. You will need a proper set of labs and an inquiry as to the cause of each deficiency. Insist on full explanations ...Read more

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Having hair loss & unhealthy skin.Would i take b12, biotin, fe &folic a. As am trying also to conceive or better take dietary supplement only.Or both ?

Having hair loss & unhealthy skin.Would i take b12, biotin, fe &folic a. As am trying also to conceive or better take dietary supplement only.Or both ?

Take prenatal vits: If you are trying to get pregnant, take prenatal vits that contain all the above. Good balanced diet is always healthy and beenficial. ...Read more

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Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

No: One's hair will be "as good as it gets", if one eats a normal, healthy, balanced diet (which will contain all the folate (folic acid) and biotin needed for normal living). If a person has a rare disorder causing a deficiency of folate (folic acid) or of biotin, she can work out the details with her doctor. Normal people do not need extra doses of supplements, but 1 daily multivitamin or 1 prenatal vitamin is okay to take. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take folic acid for hair?

Is it safe to take folic acid for hair?

Need more informatio: Problems with hair can be the result of zinc or magnesium deficiency. Thryoid problems also need to be ruled out. Biotin is another issue. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know if it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic acid and a daily womens vitamin?

I just wanted to know if it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic acid and a daily womens vitamin?

OK B-Co/Women's vits: 18 year old female wants to know, If it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic Acid and a daily women's vitamin? OK Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin/ Folic Acid belong to the water soluble B-Complex vitamin group, and are not usually stored in the body, hence the brilliant gold-yellow urine. Women's vitamin contain B-Co + other vitamins: A,C, D, E minerals/ supplements ...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. Suzanne Galli
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Folvite (Definition)

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