5 Signs you have Folic Acid Deficiency

Dr. Amarjeet Bhatia    27-04-2020 Consult

Folic acid is also known as vitamin B9. It is needed for copying and synthesizing DNA, producing new cells, and supporting nerve and immune functions. It is a water-soluble B vitamin. If you are missing out on this nutrient then you will recognize the signs of its deficiency. Here are five signs if you have folic acid deficiency: 

1. Shortness of breath
When the oxygen levels are low in the body, you frequency face shortness of breath. This simply shows that your body lacks red blood cells. It is due to the lack of folic acid. 

2. Pale skin
Haemoglobin is responsible for transporting oxygen from your lungs to all of your body tissues. If you don't have enough red blood cells, this might make your skin look pale. 

3. Hair loss
Deficiency of folic means that the cells lack the necessary nourishment to arouse hair growth. So, this leads to hair loss. In some cases, it leads to greying of hair as well.

4. Digestive problems
Folic acid helps to stimulate the production of stomach acid, which helps ensure proper digestion. Its deficiency leads to constipation, abdominal cramps, nausea, and diarrhoea.