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What would cause folate (folic acid) deficiency in an 18 y/o male?

Inadequate diet. This is caused by not eating enough foods rich in folate: dark leafy greens (spinach), beans & lentils, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.You can also obtain folate from supplements, though most supps have folic acid, a synthetic form you need to convert to folate. 1/3 of people can't make that conversion & thus should take l-5-mthf. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=63. Read more...

Can folic acid deficiency cause schizophrenia?

Not Schizophrenia. Folic acid deficiency doesn't cause schizophrenia. Sometime it is associated with dementia like symptoms. Folic acid supplement may help the efficacy of anti-psychotic medication used in treatment of schizophrenia. Read more...

Might folic acid deficiency cause periods to stop?

It shouldn't. Folate (folic acid) deficiency is associated with anemia (low hemoglobin, which is a protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen.) it is not a cause of amenorrhea. Far and away the most common cause of absent periods is pregnancy, but it can be cause by lots of other things, including hormonal imbalance. Read more...

Will a folic acid deficiency cause canker sores?

It can. Folic acid/folate deficiency can cause canker sores, red painful tongue, irritation/cracking at the corners of the mouth, and a type of anemia. One of the main sources of Folic Acid in the diet is from green leafy vegetables. Folic acid deficiency severe enough to cause symptoms generally requires a very poor diet, alcohol use, or is a side effect of medications like Phenytoin or methotrexate. Read more...
Possibly. It can be one of a number of contributing factors. Either consume foods high in Folic Acid or see your physician to help you determine if you are low. Read more...

Can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Yes, Absolutely!! Folic acid is a critical co-factor in key neurochemical reactions in the brain in many different neurological pathways. Thus, yes, it can definitely cause neurogic sumptoms Folic Acid 1mg or 1000mcg daily should be adequate supplementation :). Read more...

Does pernicious anaemia have any relation with folic acid deficiency?

See below. Pernicious anemia, by definition is deficiency of vitamin B12 due to inability to absorb the vitamin. Folate deficiency can produce similar symptoms. It there is a possibility that you are deficient in B12, do not take folic acid alone; you must take B12 along with folic acid. Read more...

Could the black circles around my eyes be a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Superficial blood. It usuallyrepresents superficial blood vessels. A vi peel can have a lightening effect on these circles within a week in any color of skin. Read more...