Folic Acid

The synthetic form of folate, which is a water-soluble vitamin B9, is called folic acid. Folic acid is essential during pregnancy to prevent neural birth defects. The other benefits of taking folic acid are it prevents cancer and helps reduce homocysteine levels, which is related to the development of heart problems.

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Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Iron deficiency anemia is very common. You should start taking iron supplements only after an accurate diagnosis is made. Because if taken in over dosage it may cause health problems. Iron supplements should not be given in iron overload, thalassemia and non iron...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can replace it with Orofer XT (Folic acid and Ferrous Ascorbate). It is a perfect drug for iron deficiency anemia as it contains Ferrous Ascorbate. Initially, you can take this tablet two times a day. Then after a few days, you can replace it with a once daily ...  Read Full »

Should I avoid folic acid during MTHFR pregnancy?

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Is hemoglobin level of 5 dangerous for a 59-year-old patient?

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do understand your concern and due respect for that. It is hardly 8 months that you are planning for pregnancy, which is really not very long time that you should think over so much. I suggest you Folic acid tablets, once daily in the morning after food. This tablet wi...  Read Full »

Kindly comment on my psoriasis prescription.

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Alcohol induced liver damage has caused increased enzyme levels. Possibly early stages, as no jaundice is seen. MCV high (mean corpuscular volume) is due to associated vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency. Malnutrition du...  Read Full »

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