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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Mineral Deficiency During Pregnancy

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Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Sure.: Folate (folic acid) is essential for rapidly replicating tissues, such as the early embryo and placenta. Folate (folic acid) deficiency can certainly increase your chances of early pregnancy failure - in fact folate (folic acid) antagonist Methotrexate is used for that specific reason in cases of ectopic pregnancy. Take 1-5 mg Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life! ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Possibly: The research was done in 1972 on animals. Other nutrients may be even more important. The goal is to prevent deficiencies. Zinc is very important for the production of Progesterone and vital for the developing fetus. Vitamin d deficiency is very common and restoring vitamin d to normal levels increases successful pregnancies. Eat healthy, sleep well, de-stress and move frequently. ...Read more

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Will a folate (folic acid) deficiency lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Will a folate (folic acid) deficiency lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

No: Many people on self-imposed restrictive vegetarian diets get both. They have similar effects on the blood and are both very serious health problems. ...Read more

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Found out unknown cause folate deficiency-rX 5mg folic acid tabs,how long before replenished? When to retest? Causes ?VIT D borderline deficient too

Found out unknown cause folate deficiency-rX 5mg folic acid tabs,how long before replenished? When to retest? Causes ?VIT D  borderline deficient too

Folate (folic acid) deficiency : Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by nutritional deficiency, medications, chronic diseases or frequent use of tanning beds. 5mg of folate (folic acid) is often used to treat deficiency. Usually 4 months of treatment is needed, then dose can be reduced. Levels may be rechecked after 2 a 4 months. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin d safe in early pregnancy?

Is taking vitamin d safe in early pregnancy?

Yes, and recommended: Vitamin d is essential in pregnancy. Actually it should have begun before pregnancy, as it takes 3 mos. To reach appropriate levels with just daily replacement, unless you load up with high doses at the beginning of therapy. Check w/your ob. Calcium is also important. As well as folate and prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Can cause Iron Def: If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause your body to shake?

Can iron deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause your body to shake?

May be: Some one deficient in iron and vitamin D is likely to be deficient in other nutrients as well. If would be prudent to consult a doctor for a proper assessment. In the mean time, take a multivitamin tablet daily. 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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Can calcium and vitamin d deficiency cause teeth acid wear?

Can calcium and vitamin d deficiency cause teeth acid wear?

Food and drinks: Acid erosion is caused by acidic foods and drinks. Sodas energy drinks, bottled iced teas, juice boxes, citrus, even diet drinks are highly acidic. Calcium and vitamin d deficiency will not have much of an effect on teeth once erupted but they can effect the bone and gum tissues. ...Read more

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I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?

I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?

No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times. ...Read more

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Can a folate (folic acid) deficiency cause prenatal health problems?

Can a folate (folic acid) deficiency cause prenatal health problems?

Folate (folic acid): Folate (folic acid) is critical to fetal development particularly formation of the nervous system. ...Read more

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Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Great question: : Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

No: Methotrexate inhibits folic acid metabolism and thereby inhibits synthesis ofbDNA, RNA, thymidylates and proteins. Vitamin D is a group of secosteroidsvthat enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d + calcium supplement cause loose bowels? How about iron supplements?

Could vitamin d + calcium supplement cause loose bowels? How about iron supplements?

Yes both: Iron supplements could cause loose bowels. Both vitamins a and d can cause loose stools when consumed in high doses. ...Read more

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Vitamin d deficiency: Vitamin deficiencies are fairly common in our population, but aren't regularly measured. It is partly related to our dietary habits, and a diet in high fat, high calorie food is not necessarily nutritionally balanced. The other, specifically for vitamin d, is related to sun exposure, and many of the morbidly obese are not very physically active and engage in regular outside activities. ...Read more

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Why is fetus at risk if folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Why is fetus at risk if folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Folate (folic acid): Folate is a co-factor used in cellular division. If there is a deficiency of folic acid, cells won't be able to divide properly. The net result is fewer cells. In a developing human this is associated with neural tube defects and cardiac defects. ...Read more

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I take several vitamins like centrum, biotin, vit C, folic acid and vit E, is it ok?

I take several vitamins like centrum, biotin, vit C, folic acid and vit E, is it ok?

Depends: Most likely you're fine, but it really depends on the dose of vitamin and whether or not you had a deficiency in any of those supplements. For some vitamins there is too much of a good thing. ...Read more

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Out of potassium, folic acid, & calcium+vitamin d supplements, which one causes odorous urine?

Out of potassium, folic acid, & calcium+vitamin d supplements, which one causes odorous urine?

Not likey: It is not likely that any of these are related. Odorous urine is more likely related to some food that you are or not drinking enough water. ...Read more

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Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

Fairly: B12 def more common. Ideal lab value for serum B12 is 800 or more. Possibly due to gluten sensitivity which can damage gut lining and promote malabsorption. Also hypothyroidism can cause decreased stomach acid which can impair digestion and absorption. Take methylcobalamin supplements. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more