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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

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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