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What is the definition or description of: Folate (folic acid) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Folate (folic acid) allergy?

Folate allergy: Folate (folic acid) is a water-soluble B vitamin. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1017-folic%20acid. Aspx? Activeingredientid=1017& ...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


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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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I am currently on venlafaxine, clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?

I am currently on venlafaxine, clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?

OK but: Citirazine does have mild sedating effect and may give additive drowsy effect to your current drug regimen. If you already feel drowsy or tired, consider Allegra (fexofenadine) instead. ...Read more

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Microcytes with iron deficiency and microcytes with b12/folate deficiency I don't drink medicine for stomach acid and my hemoglabin is normal?

Microcytes with iron deficiency and microcytes with b12/folate deficiency I don't drink medicine for stomach acid and my hemoglabin is normal?

What are you asking?: B12 and folate (folic acid) produce macrocytosis. If someone has told you that you are deficient in all three, but not anemic, or if you are perplexed over some lab results, then at best you have a physician who has communicated poorly and you need to get a second opinion from someone else. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being folate (folic acid) deficient?

What are symptoms of being folate (folic acid) deficient?

Folic Acid: A Folic Acid deficiency can present with fatigue, oral ulcerations, tongue swelling, graying hair and inadequate growth. ...Read more

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What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?

What would cause elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels?

Stop worrying: We see these from time to time. They are no cause for concern. Reference ranges are set for the vast majority of people. Just be happy. Elevated B12 has some arcane significance in hematology but it does not apply to healthy people. Just be glad. ...Read more

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What can high folate (folic acid) and B12 tests mean for adults?

What can high folate (folic acid) and B12 tests mean for adults?

High folate (folic acid) and B12: Although low levels of folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 can cause serious medical problems, there is no problem whatsoever with having high levels of these vitamins. ...Read more

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Should every woman ttc take folate (folic acid)? What is the dose?

Should every woman ttc take folate (folic acid)? What is the dose?

Yes.: All women in their childbearing years should take folate, (folic acid) especially if they are actively trying to conceive. Folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the fetus. The recommended dosage is 0.4-0.8mcg for women with low risk. Supplementation should begin at least 1 month before conception and continued throughout the first trimester. ...Read more

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I was wondering is folate defiency and folic acid defiency the same thing?

Yes: Pretty much the same thing= they lead to anemia
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

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Can you tell me is folate defiency and folic acid defiency the same thing?

The same: Folic acid deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency are the same thing, just slightly different ways of saying it. ...Read more

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Folate (folic acid) level is >30.0. Reference range is >10.3. Is my result ok?

Yes.: Your folate (folic acid) level is fine.
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. ...Read more

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What happens if you have an abnormally high B12 level and high folate (folic acid) level?

High B12 Folate (folic acid): I understand your concern.

Researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of B12 may indicate a person is at risk of developing Lung, Colon and Liver cancer.

National Institute Health Research stated-High folate (folic acid) does not appear to increase the risk of anemia among healthy people with low B12 levels

See your physician for evaluation tests and treatment ...Read more

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When both folate (folic acid) and B12 are low, which should you start to take first, and why?

B-12 first: Treating a B-12 deficient patient with folate (folic acid) may correct the anemia, but not stop the progression of irreversible nerve damage. It masks the B12 deficiency, in other words. ...Read more

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Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? Cause of this? How to bring them down to normal levels?

Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? Cause of this? How to bring them down to normal levels?

Needs evaluation: High B12 & folate (folic acid) is not dangerous per se (these vits. Have no known toxicity)& may not be serious, but high B12 may paradoxically be a sign of B12 deficiency & may also be caused by acute or chronic liver disease or leukemia, so deserves further evaluation-see http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/high-vitamin-b12-serum-levels-6037.Html
high folate (folic acid) may be a sign of B12 deficiency or blind loop syndrome. ...Read more

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Had a blood test done (b12, folate, etc.) What does "tvit" stand for? Can't find it anywhere to see what it means to be low

Had a blood test done (b12, folate, etc.) What does "tvit" stand for? Can't find it anywhere to see what it means to be low

Tvit: Was there anything after it? Like B1 or D then it would stand for total vitamin B1 or total vitamin D You can always call your doctor or the lab and ask as well. ...Read more

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Hi I started rec B12 injec recently. Felt much better however Tues I fainted. My r cell folate (folic acid) was 346 before injs could this be low off inj?

Utility of B12: The proven utility of B12 injections for symptoms of fatigue, listlessness, general malaise is an age old debate. It certainly has its role in certain pathologies such as neuropathies, dementia, and certain forms of anemia. In general, I look for other reasons to explain all the things people think B12 cures which have never been proven. B12 would not LOWER your folate (folic acid) levels anywhere in the body ...Read more

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Will try 2 conceive in 1 and half mnths after a mc. Taking prenatals since past 5 mnths. Is 800mcg folate, (folic acid)150 mg Ca too less and 4000 IU Vit A too much?

Will try 2 conceive in 1 and half mnths after a mc. Taking prenatals since past 5 mnths. Is 800mcg folate, (folic acid)150 mg Ca too less and 4000 IU Vit A too much?

No, it's fine: There is no danger in taking large amounts of folate (folic acid) & calcium.
It is best to avoid more than 10, 000 iu of Vit A in pregnancy. I might limit it to 5000 iu to be safe, but some A is essential. It is safe to take unlimited amounts of beta carotene. See
http://bit. Ly/1khXuAE.
Conceiving again soon improves odds of success- see
http://bit. Ly/SMrPfY
I advise taking the L-5MTHF form of folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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How absorbed is vitamin Bs and folate?

How absorbed is vitamin Bs and folate?

B complex: The 8 vitamins of the B complex are absorbed in the stomach and require acid to do so. ...Read more

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Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Folate /folic acid: Yes the two words are used interchangeably. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 a normal folate (folic acid) range?

No: The normal range is 4-20 depending on the lab. That being said even four is at the low range. Try to be at least 50% or higher since Folic Acid is helpful for replicating cells, fertility, possible helpful in neuromuscular disease. I recommend at least 800mcg to 1mg daily until you catch up and then taking them about 3-4x/week to maintain your levels. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in folic acid or folate?

What foods are rich in folic acid or folate?

Her are they: Breakfast cereals fortified with 100% of the dv, ¾ cup 400
beef liver, cooked, braised, 3 ounces 215
lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, ½ cup 179
egg noodles, cooked, enriched, ½ cup 110
spinach, frozen, cooked, boiled, ½ cup 115
great northern beans, boiled, ½ cup 90
asparagus, boiled, 4 spears 89
tomato juice, broccolipapaa raw, orange juice, corn sweet, yellow. Lettuce. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between folate, folic acid?

What's the difference between folate, folic acid?

Synthetic v natural: Folate (folic acid) is the naturally occurring form of the b vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic form. Synthetic Folic Acid is mostly absorbed, folate (folic acid) only partially. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high folate (folic acid)?

What does it mean to have high folate (folic acid)?

Taking too much: Too much folate (folic acid) is generally not a problem, but you might cut back on the vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between folate and folic acid?

No: 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. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between folate and folic acid?

Natural vs synthetic: Folates (folic acid) occur naturally in foods and are biologically active. Folic acid is the oxidized form of folate (folic acid). It is made synthetically and widely used as a food supplement. In the body it is converted by the liver to active forms of folate (folic acid) in a 2 step process. ...Read more

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Why does my friend have low folate (folic acid) levels?

Diet related: Folate (folic acid) is most often associated with diet intake or excessive use of alcohol. Some time abnormalities in the intestines or over growth of bad bacteria or even surgery to reduce surgery can cause decrease absorption of vitamins and folate (folic acid) as well. ...Read more

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