Here Are The Dangers of Folate Deficiency For Pregnant Women

Folate (folic acid or vitamin B9) is a water soluble vitamin, and has a very important role in many bodily functions. This vitamin is parti...

Folate (folic acid or vitamin B9) is a water soluble vitamin, and has a very important role in many bodily functions. This vitamin is particularly important in cell division and growth period. Children and adults require folic acid to produce red blood cells and prevent anemia. Folic acid is essential for pregnant women, because it will prevent neural tube defects (NTDs in babies), namely spina bifida (abnormalities of the spine) and anencephaly (a brain disorder which is not formed). With sufficient intake of folic acid in the period before and during pregnancy is about 0.4 - 0.8 mg per day, the risk of NTDs in babies can be reduced up to 80%. Women who plan to become pregnant should consume folic acid is enough, at least 4 months prior to pregnancy because of the risk of folic acid deficiency babies born with defects in the nervous system (brain) or neural tube defects.

Folic acid deficiency can cause the baby to be born with a cleft lip, low weight, down's syndrome, and vascular abnormalities. The destruction of the protective layer of blood vessels can cause the cord off prematurely. Other disorders that may occur is impaired infants and small bowel, the child can not walk upright and high emotion. In girls as adults do not menstruate. In pregnant women, folate deficiency can also lead to an increased risk of anemia, so the mother is tired, listless and pale.

In women who experience morning sickness in excess, are at risk of folate deficiency. Consumption of special milk for pregnant women or women planning a pregnancy, usually have there is the addition of folic acid in it. Consuming milk on the advice of the presentation, can meet the needs of folic acid a day. Folic acid is safe to eat up to 1000mcg limit, and if excessive can give side effects like nausea, decreased appetite, flatulence, and mild allergies.

Leafy vegetables such as spinach, turnips, dried beans and peas, cereals, sunflower seeds, and fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, oranges, are a rich source of folate. Eggs, liver, and whole grain products also include foods that contain folic acid.

Folic acid is very sensitive to light, oxygen and high temperatures. Because also rapidly dissolves in water, if the foods that contain folic acid washed, it often happens folic acid will be swept away by the water. Then it is also often the lack of Vitamin B9. Because it is advisable to consume vegetables that contain folic acid to be consumed in their raw form as in salads.

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Folate
Age Male Female Pregnant Lactating
Birth to 6 months*65 mcg DFE*65 mcg DFE*
7–12 months*80 mcg DFE*80 mcg DFE*
1–3 years150 mcg DFE150 mcg DFE
4–8 years200 mcg DFE200 mcg DFE
9–13 years300 mcg DFE300 mcg DFE
14–18 years400 mcg DFE400 mcg DFE600 mcg DFE 500 mcg DFE
19+ years400 mcg DFE400 mcg DFE600 mcg DFE500 mcg DFE
* Adequate Intake (AI)

Allergy,5,Amino Acids,1,Anemia,1,Asthma,2,Babies,5,Beauty,8,Benefits,10,Breakfast,1,Calcium,6,Cancer,1,Causes,2,Cavities,1,Cholesterol,10,Cold,1,Cough,2,Deficiencies,15,Dental Health,2,Diabetes,8,Diarrhea,1,Diseases,74,Essential Fatty Acid,2,Eyes,1,Fat Soluble Vitamins,4,Fatty Acids,1,Fertility,1,Folic Acid,2,Fruits,39,Hair,2,Hair Loss,6,Health Benefits,70,Health Fame Tips,3,Health Problems,8,Healthy Eyes,1,Healthy Foods,103,Healthy Hair,4,Healthy Snack,7,Heartburn,2,Herbs,6,High Blood Pressure,4,Home Remedies,14,How To,5,Hypertension,2,Indigestion,1,Infertility,1,Insomnia,4,Iodine,1,Iron,4,Lupus,1,Macrominerals,1,Magnesium,3,Men Health,1,Menopause,2,Menstrual Cramps,1,Migraine,4,Minerals,11,Miscarriage,1,Natural Fat Burners,1,Nausea,1,Niacin,2,Nicotine,1,Nutrition,68,Omega 3,3,Periodontal Disease,4,Potassium,4,Pregnancy,15,Protein,10,Saturated Fat,1,Seeds and Nuts,12,Signs & Symptoms,13,Skin Care,9,SLE,1,Sleep Apnea,3,Snoring,2,Sodium,1,Spices,5,Teeth,4,Teeth Whitening,2,Tips,42,Toothache,1,Vegetables,29,Vitamin A,5,Vitamin B,14,Vitamin B Complex,12,Vitamin B1,1,Vitamin B12,2,Vitamin B2,2,Vitamin B3,2,Vitamin B5,1,Vitamin B6,2,Vitamin B7,2,Vitamin B9,2,Vitamin C,6,Vitamin D,8,Vitamin D3,1,Vitamin E,4,Vitamin K,6,Vitamins,45,Water,1,Water Soluble Vitamins,1,Weight Gain,1,Weight Loss,3,Whooping Cough,1,Women Health,4,Zinc,2,
Health Fame: Here Are The Dangers of Folate Deficiency For Pregnant Women
Here Are The Dangers of Folate Deficiency For Pregnant Women
Health Fame
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy