Suggest treatment for folate deficiency

Posted on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: How can I remedy a folate deficiency?
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
diet and the use of supplements

Detailed Answer:
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Folate deficiency can be treated by : (1) using foods with folate (2) supplements

Foods that naturally contain folate include:spinach, brussel sprouts, asparagus, romaine lettuce, avocado, kidney beans, green peas, mustard, broccoli, mustard greens

It has also been added to cereals, rice and bread.

Folate can also be increased by using supplements. Most multivitamins contain folate but if the amount is not enough or you do not wish to use a multivitamin, folate can be taken by itself

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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