Is folic acid absorption affected by pernicious anemia?

No. Pernicious anemia is an inability to absorb vitamin b12, which is a complex process requiring an intact and functioning stomach, exocrine pancreas, intrinsic factor, and small bowel. By comparison, Folic Acid is much more easily absorbed and those with pernicious anemia should have no problem absorbing folic acid.

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B12 level 500 folate level 7, dr prescribed folic acid when previously had b12 injections, is this beneficial?, pernicious anemia runs in the family

Maybe. If the units do show a low folic acid, I'd examine your eating / supplement habits, and whether you might have impaired absorption from something like early celiac disease. I trust you're not a drinker or on phenytoin. Anemia with big red cells (high MCV) can of course result from either deficiency. If B12 was started and going on, you may still need this despite the normal level. Read more...
Need both. You B12 level is normal while folic acid level is borderline. Please follow your doctor's advice about taking the two vitamins at the recommended intervals. 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, if you have sex. Read more...

Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?

Anemia. can be caused by blood loss or bone marrow suppression as well. More information is needed ( how long have you had a normal iron, folate (folic acid) and b12 level. What is your reticulocyte count ? ( is your bone marrow producing new RBC's) ? How low is your HCT and has it come up or gone down with B12. Is the RDW elevated ( do you put out large and small RBC's at the same time? Any blood loss ? . Read more...

If MCV is enlarged, b12 and vit D rock bottom but no cealac disease could this mean pernicious anemia? HB 116, ferritan is 86 and low stomach acid

Oral supplement. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you may try oral supplements of B12, vitamin D3, iron and multivitamins first. If that does not resolve high MCV, you may need B12 injections. 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. 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. Read more...

Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

It can. Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia. Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment. Read more...
Potentially. Per: https://pernicious-anaemia-society.org/symptoms/, Pernicious Anemia can present with the following behavioral changes: “Irritability/Frustration/Impatience, Sudden Mood Swings, Depression, Loss of Libido, Sleep Disturbance &
Confusion/Dementia.”
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Husband has gout and pernicious anemia. What kind of diet should he be on and what sort of care should he be given?

Low Purine. Plenty of online gout diet guidelines. Avoid alcohol and red meat, as well as lobster/crab. For pernicious anemia, main thing to monitor is the red blood cells, and vitamin B12 levels. Injectable B12 is generally the treatment for anemia that ensues. Read more...
Interesting combo. You are implying difficulty because on the one hand the B12 deficiency usually goes with adding meat to diet, while gout goes with removing meat. First, i think supplemental B12 can be given, orally if possible, or injectable if not. Second, low purine diets for gout can be healthy. Here's a guide from mayo clinic: http://mayocl.In/bbgtxs good luck! Read more...
Gout diet. B12 injections ongoing. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Multivit . Read more...

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

Some. Pernicious anemia is due to malabsorption of vitamin b-12 from the GI tract. It is a form of low blood cell count with associated symptoms of fatigue, paleness, breathing difficulties, etc. While not very common, all such patients should be evaluated by their doctor to give treatment for the pernicious anemia if that is the only problem and to discover any other problem. Read more...

Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

The two are linked. This finding goes back to 1964, believe it or not: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1552204/?Page=1 there are autoimmune antibodies in both conditions, so while one might not cause the other, the two are related. Read more...

Which natural remedies work best for pernicious anemia?

"B12" is. Poorly absorbed in pernicious anemia, and is perfectly "natural" as it is a vitamin. The problem is it may not be taken up by the body, so other interventions are needed. Read more...