Is folic acid is not advisable to g6pd deficient?

Just the opposite... Folic acid is a good supplementation for disorders associated with high red blood cell turnover. It is an anti-oxidant which may help decrease hemolysis in g6pd deficient individuals.

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Doctors, what are the diseases caused due to deficiency of folic acid?

Anemia. Its called megaloblastic anemia, cause the red blood cells are very large. A Folic Acid deficiency can also lead to neurologic problems in unborn children. Anemia may make you: Feel weak and tired. Feel lightheaded. Be forgetful. Feel grouchy. Lose your appetite and lose weight. Have trouble concentrating. Read more...

How fast do folate (folic acid) levels change? Previous deficient, went from 12 to 8 ug/L in a month, does serum folate (folic acid) fluctuate or have any diurnal variations?

Serum folate (folic acid)... ...levels, to the best of my knowledge, don't have a diurnal variation. However, since we're measuring serum (as opposed to Red Blood Cell) levels, they can increase fairly quickly with either dietary intake of folate (folic acid) rich foods or supplements. They decrease more slowly if you're becoming depleted. Both of these levels are within normal range. 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...

Can severe folate (folic acid) deficiency make me feel weird like "i'm dying" everyday?

Very Unlikely, Rare. Like all vitamins, Folic Acid is absorbed from many foods (e.g. See: sources: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/folic_acid), deficiency is rare & always due to very unusual situations maintained over long periods of time. Symptoms are only clues as to their complex origin & limiting thinking to only a single molecule/body mechanic approach (though commonly promoted), is rarely wise or productive. Read more...
Folate (folic acid) & depression. Severe folate (folic acid) deficiency may contribute to depression, which can make you feel weird. Feeling like you're dying everyday is a bit extreme for this, though. Having ongoing thoughts about dying can relate to depression -- for which there is effective treatment. L-methyl folate (folic acid) (if needed) may help, but won't be sufficient on its own for relief. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Read more...

I have been told I need b12 injections and have also been put on folic acid. Do I have a deficiency in both? Or am I anaemic?

Vitamin B12. deficiency is much more common that many have realized and is now often tested routinely as part of a check-up or evaluation of suspicious symptoms. Often it is not severe enough to cause anemia but a person can benefit from supplementation/replacement. Your doctor/whoever ordered the test can likely explain more. Stay well:) Read more...