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:
Folic acid deficiency anemia is treated by increasing a person's intake of folic acid (folate).
Current as of: October 13, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
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