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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...

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...

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...

Which people are at high risk for folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Usually poor diet. Typically poor diet in green leafy vegetables can do it. Also patients on the strict atkins with no supplements can get that. But it is difficult with a health diet. 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...

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...

Does folic acid deficiency cause irreversible nervous system damage?

Not usually, but . Do you really have Folic Acid deficiency? If so, you could have elevation of homocysteine, which could be a risk of heart attack and/or stroke. If this is the case, have your doc check for an mthfr (tt or ct allele genetic condition), as this could be quite a problem if not addressed. The tt is relatively uncommon, but must be treated. Read more...