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Will A High Dose Of Folic Acid Cause Gynecomastia
I took an extra daily dose of folic acid yesterday and today I developed heartburn, can that cause heartburn?
Could depend on dose: I've had patients tell me that Folic Acid sometimes causes some gastrointestinal distress and heartburn, and it is a listed side effect. Higher doses seem to do it more. That being said, most people taking extra Folic Acid are also pregnant - which is prime time for developing heartburn symptoms, independent of Folic Acid use.See 1 more doctor answer
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more
If methotrexate works be decreasing folic acid which inhibits cell growth, isn't adding high doses of folic acid defeating the purpose?
Folate (folic acid): No, it can not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Iam 36yrs f. what cause and what does it mean high folic acid level (24.00 ng/ml) and normal Vit B12 (475pg/ml)?
Not a problem: There are no ill-effects associated with a high serum folate. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
I have a Hx of Anencephaly in 2 precious pregnancies... I'm currently pregnant. I'm on high dose folic acid. Can too much folic acid be harmful?
No.: Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin which is a co-factor necessary for adequate production of energy necessary for all of our cell's energy needs--particularly the rapidly-dividing cells of the embryo and fetus. You could take double-blinded or triple the amount prescribed to you, and most all would be washed out of the body within 24 hours.
Homocysteine 10.9 normal is lower than 10.4. B12 folic acid came back normal. So what else can cause it to be high?
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I wouldn't give that stuff another thought. A decade ago, this was being tooted as a new coronary risk factor but most of the pathologists I know disregard it. Your B12 and folate (folic acid) are fine. There's nothing you're going to do about this. It probably means nothing. * say, "Forget it." But ask your own physician.
Folic acid: Unlikely that Folic Acid would cause bloating and water retension.
I'm 18 y and I have hereditary spherocytosis, I want to know if taking high doses of (folate (folic acid) as metafolin) can help me? And cyanocobalamin can help too?
Yes: Yes, absolutely, take folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement. In addition, you may want to ask you md to check your iron level and if your iron is low- you should also take some iron supplement. With hs- you will have chronic hemolysis - rbc destruction -thus your body needs what ever it takes to hep produce new red blood cell to compensate with the hemolysis. Also you are at risk to have gallstones.See 1 more doctor answer
When I have complete blood count done, B12 and folate (folic acid) are a tad high, then when a separate blood test is done for B12 and folate (folic acid), both are ok. Causes?
Folic acid 5mg cause spotting 2dpo untill next period. Happens everytime I take it but hv to take now bcos ttc. Can reduce dose to 400ug?
Consider 5-MTHF form: About 1/3 of people genetically have difficulty converting Folic Acid to its active form, 5-mthf. These people will benefit much more from taking that form of foiate- see www. Drdebe. Com/l-5-mthf-new-supplement-that-could-save-your-life. Html. There is evidence that folic acid, a synthetic substance, may be hazardous for many-see www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/folic_acid_dangers_and_prenatal_vitamins. Aspx.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it harmful to have high folic acid levels in body prior to getting pregnant? I have read high folic acid prior to pregnancy my cause autism, true?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Understanding that deplin is the methyl folate (folic acid) needed to cross blood brain barrier, why is the dose so high 7.5 or 15mg? Non script mf is a lot lower
Biological activity: The l-methyl folate (folic acid) is the biologically active form and will directly affect receptors. You need to know that as we age, fully 52% of adults start to lose the ability to chemically convert folate (folic acid) properly. Therefore, over the counter folate (folic acid) is not identical, and the "methyl folate (folic acid)" sold in health food stores is often the reverse optical isomer and would be fully inactive.See 1 more doctor answer
What causes low prolactin levels, MRI scans reported at normal? Also low vit d, low cortisol, high folate (folic acid) level. Now have images of MRI and CT myself.
Not a problem: The "normal range" of prolactin can be misleading. A low value is not a problem, unless you are lactating.
Take propecia 1mg, methotrexate 25mg, arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel weekly, B12 & folic acid. Which ones are most likely to cause high liver enzymes (ast&alt)?
0.4mg = 400mcg: Assuming that you do not have children affected by neural tube defect like Spina Bifida, you should be taking 0.4mg of folic acid (folate) once a day. The dose may be written as 400 mcg. In addition to the prenatal vitamin, consume a healthy diet with natural sources of folic acid. Consult your doctor if you have a child with a neural tube defect, because you may need a higher dose of folate.See 3 more doctor answers
Folic acid: Depending on the age & the deficiency, the serum level & what it is used for, the usual adult dose is 400-1, 000 microgram per day.
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
Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more
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