Folate deficiency - Symptom
Deficiency - folic acid, Folic acid deficiency
Folic acid deficiency may cause:
- Gray hair
- Mouth ulcers
- Peptic ulcer
- Poor growth
- Swollen tongue
Signs and tests:
Folate deficiency can be diagnosed with a blood test. Pregnant women usually have such blood tests during prenatal checkups.
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