Folate Deficiency

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What is the multivitamin that I have to use based on my vitamin panel test results?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had gastritis and IBS-D for the past three months. Also, I have grade 1 fatty liver, sinus tachycardia, and an enlarged prostate. Currently, I am taking tablet Propranol 10 mg twice daily, capsule Famotidine 20 mg twice daily, capsule Vitamin D 60000 IU, and capsule Vitamin A to...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and also seen the test results that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your vitamin B panel test values are within the normal limits. Vitamin B1, B3, B9, and B12 values are in the lower half of the refere...  Read Full »

Why is my WBC count low even after being on a healthy diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are well and safe. I did a blood test, but my white blood cells are always a bit low. I feel good as I train and eat healthily, but it has been four years that I have this low cell count between 3.2 and 3.6. Is it anything serious? Thank you in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Elina Angelova Beleva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your test results. Other than neutrophil count and folate levels, there is nothing worrisome. Given the fact that you have no symptoms (more specifically fatigue, night sweats, appetite, and weight loss), the low neutrophil count might be either const...  Read Full »

B12 supplement along with folic acid

Query: Hi doctor, I took a blood test and found out that there is a folic acid deficiency. What is the standard dose taken for the folic acid deficiency? Should I have to take a B12 supplement along with it? If so, what is the dosage?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For folic acid deficiency, you can take a dose of 5 mg per day for three months. For vitamin B12 deficiency, you can take Mecobalamine 500 mcg once a day for three months. Did you test for vitamin D deficiency?  Read Full »

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