Vitamin B9 - Deficiency Aftermath

Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 04, 2016
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Deficiency aftermath!

The most common symptom of severe folate deficiency is anemia. Mild folate deficiency in pregnant women is associated with an increased risk of spina bifida (a form of birth defect) in the child.

High blood levels of homocysteine can damage the inner surface of blood vessels, promote blood clotting, accelerate atherosclerosis, and thus lead to heart attacks and strokes.

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