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Low Folate Vitamin D B 12 In Lupus
Can an ANA test be negative and an Dsdna test be undetermined and i still have lupus? Also my vitamin d was low. I have all other symptoms of lupus.
Possible yes: Still you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist to make that decision. ANA testing if negative most of the time ( even more than 90 %) means that you will not have lupus, but they are many other autoimmune disorders that may mimic lupus which further testing and evaluation is needed. Again getting to see a rheumatologist would be the best answer to all of these questions. ...Read more
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
My recent lab tests came back with Iron level of 30, transferrin of 20%, low vitamin D, high B12 and high folate. Is this cause for concern?
Yes: All can be associated with lupus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Folate >22.3 (ref 5.9-22.3) and Vitamin D 26.9 (ref 30-100). Take no vitamins and have no symptoms, anything I should do or worry about? Thanks!
Folate >22.3 (ref 5.9-22.3) and Vitamin D 26.9 (ref 30-100). Take no vitamins and have no symptoms, anything I should do about H folate or L vit D?
Vitamin D: The vitamin D is of greatest concern.Either take a vitamin D supplement or increase ur exposure to the sun.The supplement is a little safer because it doesn't increase the risk of skin cancer like the sun can.Folate is a water soluble vitamin and if u r taking a supplement, just decreasing it could make the level drop.How concerning it is depends on how much greater than 22.3 it is. Low is worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Lupus has very specific symptoms such as rash, , fever, arthritis, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and raynauds. There are some blood tests that may help with the diagnosis of lupus. Vitamin d deficiency is generally caused by inadequate sunlight exposure and is diagnosed by a blood test. ...Read more
Need more info: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) may suggest sLE if high titer, usually a dilution of 1:320 or higher plus appropriate symptoms and other tests such as an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Low titers of ANA occur in 10% of normal females, even higher over age 60 without any disease. The lowest normal level of vitamin D is 30 and is not a test involved in the diagnosis of sLE. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but can treat: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer &risk of dying!most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day;avoid d2!see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Asp &comment. ...Read more
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