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Doctor insights on: Thiamine And Folic Acid In Alcoholism

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How is a thiamine or folate (folic acid) deficiency diagnosed? Are there any cases where oral supplementation are inadequate?

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 (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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After my bloods results my doctor has put me on folic acid pills...Why? I'm already on thiamine and vit b strong.

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

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How effective is thiamine for treating alcoholism?

How effective is thiamine for treating alcoholism?

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

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Can you get too much folic acid?

Can you get too much folic acid?

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

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Could women get too much folic acid?

Could women get too much folic acid?

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

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What natural foods contain folic acid?

What natural foods contain folic acid?

Lots of them!: Green leafy veges, aparagus, citrus, avocado, broccoli, beans, seeds, nuts, beets, carrots, corn, squash. ...Read more

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Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Folate /folic acid: Yes the two words are used interchangeably. ...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 are the uses of folic acid tablets use?

What are the uses of folic acid tablets use?

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

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In what way is folic acid beneficial to your health?

Required for DNA: Folic acid is used by the body in the manufacture of dna, so you need it for your own normal metabolism. It is well known that a normal level of Folic Acid in the body decreases the risk for neural tube defects (spina bifida) in babies. ...Read more

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Is taking 1mg of folic acid bad? If so what can happen.

No problem: 1 mg daily is the dose. There is no reason to take more. Taking more is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it true if you take folic acid you should take b 12?

No.: You should only be on B12 if B12 deficient. Folate (folic acid) is good for woman of reproductive age to reduce chance of neural tube defects. I see that you have already had a hyst, so that wouldn't be the reason for you... ...Read more

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Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

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

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What is folic acid used for? Is it healthy to take it everyday

Pevent Spinal Bifida: Folic acid particularly in child bearing females is recommended to prevent spina bifida in the newborn especially during pregnancy. If you are not receiving folate (folic acid) from your usual diet, supplementals can help. ...Read more

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I have been reading about folic acid, and i'd like you views on it please.?

It is a must for: Women who are trying to become pregnant or who are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Counter productive: Speak to your oncologist about any vitamin supplements that you are taking. Folic acid can interfere with the action of certain chemotherapy drug and it may also accelerate the growth of cancers. The same is true for vitamin A and E. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

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

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

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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Why do I need folic acid while pregnant?

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

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What food is high in folic acid supplement?

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

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What is folart folic acid? Is it only for pregnant women?

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

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Is having a folic acid deficency related to copd?

Is having a folic acid deficency related to copd?

No: Folate (folic acid) deficiency is important in neurologic disorders, but has not been associated with chronic lung disease. ...Read more

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What's folic acid and why do I need it in pregnancy?

What's folic acid and why do I need it in pregnancy?

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

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Is 1, 600mcg of folic acid too much during pregnancy?

Is 1, 600mcg of folic acid too much during pregnancy?

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

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Is folic acid a blood thinner?

No: Folic acid helps in the function of the cells in your body. Not a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Is folic acid a treatment for anemia?

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

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