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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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What are the causes for high levels of uric acid in blood?

What are the causes for high levels of uric acid in blood?

See details: Your body produces too much uric acid or your kidneys excrete too little. All causes are related to these 2 basic mechanisms. ...Read more

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What does low levels of lactic acid in blood means?

What does low levels of lactic acid in blood means?

No worries.: Lactic acid level is rarely checked, the doc that ordered it should be discussing your results with you, Lactic Acid is checked to evaluate oxygen use by your body's tissues/the cause of p.H. Changes in the blood. Low levels of Lactic Acid are generally a good thing. ...Read more

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What does high level of Lactic Acid in blood means?

What does high level of Lactic Acid in blood means?

Sepsis: High lactate levels can be from multiple causes. The most common is low blood pressure limiting blood supply to vital organs and tissues. This can be seen in sepsis. Most patients with high lactic acid levels are critically ill and require ICU level of care. ...Read more

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What dietary foods leads to elevated blood level as to increase uric acid level in blood?

What dietary foods leads to elevated blood level as to increase uric acid level in blood?

Well known: Beef, lamb, pork, shellfish, most alcoholic beverages: beer is worse than spirits such as vodka and gin, moderate wine consumption is fine. Foods high in fructose such as non diet soda and fruit juices also get converted to uric acid and should be minimized. ...Read more

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What causes high levels of calcium in the urine?

What causes high levels of calcium in the urine?

Hypercalciuria: According to information on line affects 5-10% of the population and is the commonest cause of calcium kidney stones. It has long been known that it is related to magnesium deficiency, so the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a supplement of magnesium. ...Read more

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High levels of copper and high levels of CPK enzyme?

High levels of copper and high levels of CPK enzyme?

See MD immediately: Copper levels in the body are very tightly controlled. Excess levels can occur when elimination is reduced, such as Wilson's disease, or when there is excessive intact (deliberate or by accident). This can lead to neurologic, blood cell, liver, kidney and muscle damage. Elevation of CPK is often a sign of muscle damage. You must see a MD immediately to determine cause and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Are salt levels and potassium levels in the blood related?

Are salt levels and potassium levels in the blood related?

Yes, and no.: Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood). Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities. ...Read more

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Is uric acid, serum low at 3.6? What are the reasons of a low uric acid?

Is uric acid, serum low at 3.6? What are the reasons of a low uric acid?

Can be urine loss: You can lose uric acid in you urine. It can be nothing but sometimes occur in certain kidney problems. It is called hypouricemia. I usually see it in a setting where there are no problems. ...Read more

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What causes high levels of iron in body?

What causes high levels of iron in body?

Depends: 1 excess intake 2 hemochromatosis, a condition leading to accumulation of iron. Treated with medications and phlebotomy, or periodic removal of blood. ...Read more

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Is uric acid level of 3.6 in blood work considered normal?

Is uric acid level of 3.6 in blood work considered normal?

Yes: If the units are mg/dL. This is not just "considered normal", it's right around average for healthies. ...Read more

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Could sugar increase the cholesterol level in blood?

Could sugar increase the cholesterol level in blood?

YES: Basic molecules for sugar carbon hydrogen and oxygen so is cholesterol your liver is the manufacturing plant of human body that converts sugar to fat. ...Read more

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What could be the problems associated with low levels of folate (folic acid) in your diet?

What could be the problems associated with low levels of folate (folic acid) in your diet?

Anemia and if pregna: Folic acid is needed for hemoglobin formation and Folic Acid deficiency can cause anemia.And if you are pregnant the deficiency can cause birth defects like spina bifida so all pregnant women are are given prenatal vitamins which contain folic acid it can also cause irritability and depression, high homocystein level, diarrhea&loss of appetite, and some cancers are associated with very low levels. ...Read more

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Is 5.39 mmol/l in serum cholesterol too high of a level?

Is 5.39 mmol/l in serum cholesterol too high of a level?

See below: 5.39nmmol/l translates to 208. If this is total cholesterol it is mildly high (preferred <200). If this is a measure of LDL cholesterol it is very high ...Read more

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Is high iron in the blood harmful?

Is high iron in the blood harmful?

Find why: Simply popping an iron-and-vitamin tablet before the blood draw can raise it, but we don't want to miss hemochromatosis, which affects maybe 1 person in 200 and will give you the blahs for years before it's diagnosed or makes you gravely sick. ...Read more

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

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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