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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 does folic acid do especially for thalassemia intermedia patient aged 2 years with f sex?

What does folic acid do especially for thalassemia intermedia patient aged 2 years with f sex?

Helps red cells: Folic acid is important for normal red cell development. If you have thalassemia intermedia and become folate (folic acid) deficient, you will become more anemic. Because there is almost no downside to taking Folic Acid supplements, they are often prescribed in patients with red cell disorders to help optimize red blood cell production. ...Read more

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I have mild thalassemia. And my doctor has given me medication of folic acid and vitamic c. What are those for?

I have mild thalassemia. And my doctor has given me medication of folic acid and vitamic c. What are those for?

Stabilize RBCs: Thalassemia can shorten life span of rbcs. Folic acid and vitamin c are the fuel to make new rbcs hence keep hemoglobin stable and prevent sever anemia. ...Read more

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Who all needs folic acid?

Who all needs folic acid?

Everyone: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is folic acid benefit?

What is folic acid benefit?

DNA repair, blood: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more

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Which kind of food has folic acid?

Which kind of food has folic acid?

Leafy greens: Folic acid is coming from 'foliage' so think greens, lettuces, etc. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: folic acid?

Please describe the medication: folic acid?

Daily vitamin: 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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Folvite (Definition)

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Folate (Definition)

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