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Vitamin B 9 in Gurgaon

Also known as Folic Acid, Folate
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Understanding Vitamin B 9 in Gurgaon

What is Vitamin B 9 in Gurgaon?

Vitamin B9 test, also known as folate test, is used to measure the levels of Vitamin B9 in the blood. Vitamin B9 is important for the formation of normal red blood cells, tissue and cell repair, and the synthesis of DNA. Folate deficiency can cause shortness of breath, irritability, fatigue, and weakness.
This test is done if a person experiences the symptoms of anemia such as weakness and pale skin. It may also be advised in case of memory loss caused due to neuropathy and to monitor the treatment of vitamin B9 deficiency.
Vitamin B9 can be found in supplements and fortified foods, including flour, bread, cereals, and grains. Folate deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia and can even increase the risk of congenital disabilities at the time of pregnancy.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vitamin B 9 in Gurgaon

Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin B 9 in Gurgaon

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is then followed by inserting a small needle which has a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once the sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. Which conditions can cause inadequate absorption of Vitamin B9?

The conditions which may cause inadequate absorption of Vitamin B9 include Pernicious anemia, Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and overgrowth of bacteria or presence of parasites in the intestines. It can also be due to a reduction in the production of acid in the stomach from long-term use of anta-acids or H2 proton pump inhibitors, gastric bypass, and pancreatic insufficiency.

Q. What are the common signs of Vitamin B9 deficiency?

The common signs of Vitamin B9 deficiency include tiredness, weakness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, headaches, irritability, and difficulty in concentrating.
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