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Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? Cause of this? How to bring them down to normal levels?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

Not bad. Usually caused by vitamin supplementation.
No need to bring them down.

In brief: No

Not bad. Usually caused by vitamin supplementation.
No need to bring them down.
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