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Doctor insights on: Lack Of Folate

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Reason of deficiency of vit d3?

Reason of deficiency of vit d3?

It's the sources.: The major sources of vitamin D3 are dairy and sun exposure. Now, we generally tell people to avoid the sun because of its effects on the skin and development of cancer. And not everyone tolerates dairy so well, or even likes dairy. This is why vitamin D deficiency is so rampant. So the supplements of D3 have become useful sources. ...Read more

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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 signs of lack of nutrients?

What are signs of lack of nutrients?

Nutrient deficiency: Many signs of nutrient deficiencies occur. Depends on the nutrient. Protein malnutrition results in kwashiorkor; hypoglycemia can result from inadequate carbohydrates before vigorous, prolonged exercise. B12 deficiency can result in numbness and tingling of the extremities and dementia. Vitamin d deficiency can cause loss of height, bone fractures, fatigue, infections and cancers. ...Read more

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The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

Lack of intake: All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin c. Malnutrition causes insufficient intake and therefore a deficiency. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low vitamin d levels apart from lack of sunlight?

What are the causes of low vitamin d levels apart from lack of sunlight?

Sunlight: Lack of sunlight and a poor diet are two of the bigger causes of a low vitamin d level. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a lack of thiamin and riboflavin?

What are the effects of a lack of  thiamin and riboflavin?

Lack of vit B1,B2: Lack of thiamin (b1) and riboflavin(b2) can affect your digestive system, can cause mental depression, constipation, or even aging process. ...Read more

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What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...Read more

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Can lack of vitamin B12 cause depression?

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Can lack of vitamin B12 cause depression?

Yes, but: It is rare that B12 deficiency will cause only depression, and nothing else. There is a long list of symptoms that go with B12 deficiency (anemia, fatigue, bleeding gum, for example). But, it is certainly possible. So the best thing to do is to get blood level of B12 checked. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.Htm. ...Read more

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What is lack of vitamin d?

What is lack of vitamin d?

Many people have: low levels of vitamin D. Your doc can do a simple lab test to measure it and it can be replaced w/an inexpensive supplement. Experts say between 50 and 80 on your lab results is optimal. There are many studies supporting the good effects of vitamin D on immunity, mood, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

No: No discussion is possible without disclosure of numerous details. There are types of hair loss. Meds and drug/ alcohol use are pertinent. ...Read more

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Whats the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Whats the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Bleeding too easily: This is a complex vitamin and has several duties. E.G. It works with vitamin d to help pump calcium into bones rather than into arteries. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

What are the causes of vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

Darkness.bleeding: Vitamin d is can be produced in your body by exposure to sunlight. If you avoid the sun, you will be deficient. Iron deficiency is mostly through excessive bleed (heavy periods). ...Read more

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What are the causes of vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

What are the causes of vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

Darkness & Bleeding: Avoiding sunlight causes vitamin d deficiency--rickets tends to occur in northern climes in the winter. The main non-nutritional cause of iron deficiency is bleeding, including menstrual blood loss, which is why women are at greater risk for this than men. Men can become iron deficient due to unseen blood loss from stomach ulcers or intestinal cancers. ...Read more

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Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more

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Why does having vitamin b deficiency lead to lack of energy?

Why does having vitamin b deficiency lead to lack of energy?

Metabolism: B vitamins are critical components of cellular metabolism. They are catalysts, or assistants, for most of the reactions that turn food into energy in the body. If you do not have enough b vitamins, you do not turn food into energy in an efficient manner. This leads to low energy levels, low blood counts, etc. ...Read more

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Why there is pancytopenia in anemia of b12 and folic acid deficiency??

Why there is pancytopenia in anemia of b12 and folic acid deficiency??

Cell maturation: B12 and folic acid are need for DNA synthesis and maturation of all cells. The cells affected are not only red cells, white cell, and platelets but almost all cells in the body, including brain and spinal cord cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are all anemias caused by a lack of iron?

Are all anemias caused by a lack of iron?

Vitamin and iron def: Anemia could be caused by deficiency of iron, vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) as well as copper deficiency. ...Read more

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Folate (Definition)

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