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Anaemia, B12 and Folate deficiency

the NHS website

Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia or folate deficiency anaemia develops when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. The main symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency or folat...

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Anaemia, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency

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Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. This topic focuses on anaemia caused by a lack of vit...

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B Vitamins test

Lab Tests Online UK

Also known as: Vitamin B complex; B1 (thiamine or thiamin); B2 (riboflavin); B3 (niacin); B5 (pantothenic acid); B6 (pyridoxal phosphate, pyridoxine); B7 (biotin); Vitamins B9 (folate, folic acid) and B12 are also part of the group but are more comm...

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Folic acid

SHINE

There are simple things you can do from the moment you start planning a pregnancy that can help you prevent spina bifida.

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Folic Acid Deficiency Anaemia

Patient UK

A lack of folic acid (folate) is one cause of anaemia. The usual cause is not eating enough foods which contain folic acid. It is treated easily by taking folic acid tablets. Pregnant women should also take extra folic acid to help prevent spina bifi...

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Healthy eating and vitamin supplements in pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who want to know more about eating healthily in pregnancy. It also gives advice on using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy.

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Healthy start vitamins and why you need them

Department of Health

This booklet provides information about Healthy Start vitamins and the Health Start scheme. Help is available for pregnant and new mums, and young children.

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Help pregnant women, new mothers and children get their free healthy start vitamins

Department of Health

A guide for Health professionals and others working with local income families about Healthy Start vitamins.

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How to get free milk, fruit, veg and vitamins

Department of Health

A quick guide to the Healthy Start scheme aimed at first time mums over the age of 18.

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Methylmalonic Acid

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: MMA To help detect vitamin B12 deficiency when results of Vitamin B12 testing are equivocal and there is a high clinical suspicion of deficiency; to help diagnose methylmalonic acidaemia, a rare inherited metabolic diso...

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Retinol

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Vitamin A To detect vitamin A deficiency or toxicity.

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Scurvy

the NHS website

Scurvy is a rare condition that occurs when a person doesn't have enough vitamin C in their diet. Scurvy is caused by not having enough vitamin C in your diet for at least 3 months. Vitamin C is mainly found in fruit and vegetables. Even people w...

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Trace Elements

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Trace Minerals; Micronutrients; Essential Minerals To detect and monitor a mineral deficiency or excess; sometimes to evaluate your nutritional status.

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Vitamin B12 and Folate (or Folic Acid) test

Lab Tests Online UK

Also known as: Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin; Folic Acid; RBC folate The test is used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia or neuropathy (nerve damage), to evaluate nutritional status in some patients, to monitor effectiveness of treatment...

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anaemia

Patient UK

A lack of vitamin B12 (B12 deficiency) is one cause of anaemia. Pernicious anaemia is a condition where vitamin B12 cannot be absorbed into your body. It is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency in the UK. Vitamin B12 deficiency is easily t...

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Vitamin D (BDA)

British Dietetic Association

Sunshine, not food, is where most of your vitamin D comes from. So even a healthy and well balanced diet, that provides all the other vitamins and nutrients, is unlikely to provide enough vitamin D. To get enough vitamin D you need to spend some time...

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Vitamin D test

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2); Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3); Calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]); Calcifidiol (25-hydroxy-vitamin D); Calcitriol (1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)(2)D]) Formal Name 25-hydroxy-vitamin D...

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Vitamin K

Lab Tests Online UK

Tests for vitamin K are not widely available within the UK and are rarely requested. They are not typically used to screen for or help diagnose vitamin K deficiencies because a lack of vitamin K is usually discovered when unexpected or excessive blee...

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Vitamin K Deficiency

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Vitamin K is a nutrient that the body requires in small, regular amounts. It is essential for the formation of several substances called coagulation factors that work together to clot the blood when injuries to blood vessels occur. Insufficient vitam...

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Vitamins and minerals

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Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly. Most people should be able to get all the nutrients they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you choose to take vitamin and mineral sup...

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When should babies and children take healthy start vitamin drops?

Department of Health

This is a guide for health professionals. It shows a decision tree diagram which explains when babies and children should have Healthy Start children's vitamin drops.

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