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Thiamine And Folic Acid In Alcoholism
How is a thiamine or folate (folic acid) deficiency diagnosed? Are there any cases where oral supplementation are inadequate?
Your doc can do: Lab work to test for nutrient levels. A very good MicroNutrient Panel is done by Spectracell Lab in Texas. Peace and good health. Many multivitamins are weak. A nutritionist or natural doc can help guide you. ProThera is an excellent company but you need a doc to order the supplements for you there. ...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
After my bloods results my doctor has put me on folic acid pills...Why? I'm already on thiamine and vit b strong.
Anemic? Pregnant?: There are a few reasons to start someone on folate (folic acid). First is if they are deficient. This might show up as a type of anemia called macrocytic anemia. Once the anemia is discovered, a B12 and folate (folic acid) level are drawn to determine which deficiency is causing it. Another reason is if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant as this prevents certain defects. ...Read more
For withdrawal: Heavy alcohol use can deplete thiamine, an essential B vitamin. It's essential to give thiamine during withdrawal. But thus is not treatment for alcohol dependence, but an aspect of the treatment. Other medications in conjunction with psychological treatment and support groups are important treatment modalities. ...Read more
Nope.: All vitamin b complex substances are water-soluble, which means that excess ingested amounts are expelled in the urine, thus avoiding any hypervitaminosis risks. Only the elderly can have subacute spinal degeneration from inadequate vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) while taking excessive folic acid. ...Read more
Generally NO but...: Folic acid as a water-soluble vitamin has no known toxicity. However, there is evidence that very high doses may interfere with the action of some seizure medicines and thus may provoke seizures in those taking certain anticonvulants. Otherwise there are no known hazards from high Folic Acid intake. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/folate. ...Read more
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
Prevent spine defect: 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
No problem: 1 mg daily is the dose. There is no reason to take more. Taking more is not dangerous. ...Read more
Folic acid: Folic acid supplement "just because" are never good. If the person on behalf of which you are inquiring is Folic Acid deficient, then he needs to be considered for supplementation. Otherwise, taking vitamins without clear deficiency or situations that require supplementation (certain meds that interfere with vitamin metabolism), may be even harmful. ...Read more
It is a must for: Women who are trying to become pregnant or who are pregnant. ...Read more
Many symptoms &risks: Folic acid plays a crucial role in health. Common symptoms are depression/irritability, anemia, fatigue, sore swollen tongue, poor appetite, diarrhea, weight loss & headaches. Low folate (folic acid) causes high homocysteine, increasing risk of heart disease & stroke & increases risk of certain cancers & birth defects. See www. Vitamin-mineral-info. Com/folic-acid-folate (folic acid)-vitamin-b9-benefits-signs-of-deficiency. Php. ...Read more
No: The only vitamin that interacts with marevan (warfarin) is vitamin k. ...Read more
Prevent spina bifida: Adequate amounts of Folic Acid either through supplements or diet in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy help to prevent spina bifida a condition where the spine does not close properly. The spine has completed this process by ten weeks so Folic Acid after ten weeks will not prevent spina bifida. ...Read more
Folic acid/folate: Folate (folic acid) is present in green, leafy vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals, nuts, and meats. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin that is included in supplements and food fortification. It has many of the same biologic effects of folate, (folic acid) but is more bioavailable and therefore relatively more effective. ...Read more
Folate/Folic acid: Folate (folic acid) and Folic Acid are different forms of the same b vitamin. It's important for everyone -- not just pregnant women. It's important in development of blood cells and neurological function. It's especially important for pregnant women because of its role in preventing neural tube defects in the baby. ...Read more
Folic acid: Folic acid is found in many foods and is a part of the b-complex group of vitamins. Deficiency can cause several problems but the severe ones occur with pregnancy and can cause birth defects in the developing fetus. Mothers who take adequate Folic Acid and other supplements while they are pregnant have babies that have a much lower rate of certain birth defects. ...Read more
No, however...: I know of no evidence that this dose would be harmful. The recommended intake for women planning/during pregnancy is 600 mcg. Authorities have set an "upper tolerable limit" of 1000 mcg but this isn't because higher levels are proven dangerous but because it could mask B12 deficiency. However, 30% of people have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form 5-mthf, so taking that form is optimal. ...Read more
For some types:
Folic acid is a treatment for anemia due to deficiency of folic acid. For safety it should be take with vitamin B12. If you are anemic it is more likely to be due to iron deficiency. It would be prudent to see a doctor and have a simple test that will be a good indication of the cause of anemia so that appropriate treatment may be given.
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