Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia
Folic acid deficiency anemia results from lower-than-normal levels
of folic acid in the body. It causes symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, and lightheadedness.
Causes of folic acid deficiency anemia include:
- Not getting enough folic acid in the
- An increased need for folic acid, as can happen during
pregnancy or with certain diseases, such as sickle cell
- Drinking too much alcohol.
- Artificial cleansing of the blood (hemodialysis), as is done to
treat kidney disease.
acid deficiency anemia is treated by increasing a person's intake of folic acid