Folate deficiency anemia

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What is folate deficiency anemia?

Folate, a 1-carbon transporter, is present in natural foods such as green vegetables, legumes, and some fruits. Deficiency arises due to dietary insufficiency, malabsorption, drugs and toxins, or increased resulting in megaloblastic anemia.

Common symptoms reported by people with folate deficiency anemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for folate deficiency anemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
15
Tried for
folate deficiency anemia (4)

Data from patients with folate deficiency anemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with folate deficiency anemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for folate deficiency anemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
folate deficiency anemia (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with folate deficiency anemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has folate deficiency anemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 6 say folate deficiency anemia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 11
40s 10
50s 11
60s 8
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 41

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from folate deficiency anemia patients who have completed their condition history
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