I am 82 years old and have been in good health. I ...
I am 82 years old and have been in good health. I recently have become dizzy. I have gone to a cardiologist, neurologist, internist, eye ear nose and throat specialist and no one can find any reason for the dizziness. I have been taking folic acid for the last 20 years could this be the culprit?
Post created 1 year 1 week ago
Hi Lou Oria:
Hi Lou Oria:
Folic acid should never be taken on it own. It blocks B12, which causes a deficiency of B12. A deficiency of B12 can cause all sorts of serious health problem including dizziness. Quality manufactures of vitamins will not make a folic acid without B12 in the same capsules. Poorly made folic acid supplements have a list of serious long-term side effects that are not obvious to the average person. Your doctor can order a blood test for B12 and it may come back normal. There is no test available to see if the B12 is being blocked by folic acid. I would also be tested for anemia. Hematocrit, hemoglobin, Iron saturation, ferritin, etc.
1 year 21 hours ago
While folic acid is
While folic acid is relatively safe, overdose symptoms exist, including confusion, excitability and behavioral changes, even seizures; dizziness could perhaps be related. If serum folic acid levels are high, stopping folic acid is advised and dizziness symptoms monitored. If no improvement, gastrointestinal causes are possible- of unhealthy gut flora, or metabolic perturbation( of low sugar or calcium level changes, or other electrolytes). Also, any concomitant drug use should be fetched into.
Dr Hana Fayyad, pediatrician ( Maria Jasmine Freeman, author of The Cross Of Menopause-Immolation).
1 year 22 hours ago
Go here: http://www
1 year 1 week ago