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).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology|
|Last Revised||December 18, 2012|
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