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Experience:  Consultant Pediatrician at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital
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Low folic acid, yes folic acid, no

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Low folic acid
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes folic acid
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.
Hi,Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Dr. Sumanth. I've 17years of experience in the field of Medicine. I'm currently reviewing your query, be back ASAP.
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.

How may I help you.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I had a blood test last week it came back I have low folic acid. I have been prescribed folic acid, however I haven’t been spoken to as to why I have low levels or what it implies
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I have done my own research and it’s saying thing like diet yet I eat the foods containing b vitamins daily and I don’t drink alcohol
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.

May I request you to share/ upload all the reports please?
Any lab test or investigation has to be interpreted in correlation with the clinical symptoms of the patient.So I request you to elaborate on your symptoms and also the circumstances which led to go ahead with this investigation.

Please let me know if you need help in uploading.

Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.

Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Tiredness, low energy and headaches
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.

Hi...the most common reason is nutritional and not alcohol.

I request you to upload all other reports so that I can see any clue there.