Patient discussion about acidic

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Q. Why should I take folic acid?

I heard that it is recommended for women to take folic acid every day. Should I take it even if I am not pregnant?
A1Folic acid is a B vitamin promoted mainly as part of a healthy diet to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects (such as spina bifida and anencephaly), some types of cancer, and heart disease. It has also been studied for use in Alzheimer's disease and in chronic fatigue syndrome. While evidence of its ability to reduce neural tube defects in infants (when taken by the mother before and during pregnancy) is fairly strong, its effects against other conditions are still under study.
A2Folic acid helps the body build and maintain DNA and is important in helping the body make new cells, especially red blood cells. It is advised to consume 400 micrograms daily if you are not pregnant and if you are then to consume 600 micrograms every day.
A3foilc acid is a necessary building stone for creating nucleotides. the material that builds our DNA. most of the time we salvage nucleotides from things we eat (any thing that have cells ..plants,animals..). while pregnant, in the first month or two- the salvage will not be enough for the fetus and he needs folic acid. this is why it's recommended taking it. in our everyday life we have usually enough in our diet. but of course i know my diet- i don't know yours ...

Q. Why to take Folic Acid during pregnancy?

I am in the beginning of my pregnancy and the Doctor told me to take Folic Acid every day, why?
A1Folic acid can reduce your risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain and spinal cord, called the “neural tube.” A baby with spina bifida, the most common neural tube defect, is born with a spine that is not closed. The exposed nerves are damaged, leaving the child with varying degrees of paralysis, incontinence, and sometimes mental retardation. Recommended daily dose of Folic acid is 600 mcg.

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http://doctoradhi.com/blog/?p=106
A2Folic Acid is accential in making healthy babies, if i had of taken folic acid with my son he would not have been as small Dawson come out 3 pounds 12 ounces, The doctor's said it was the lack of Folic Acid for the umbilical cord to stay a nice size.
A3I agree with Melissa31 and i had a child that had anencephaly and it could have been prevented if i had taken folic acid.Since that pregnancy i have had 2 other pregnancies and as soon as i found out i started taking folic acid. My children i can say are healhty, so if your doctor recommended that to you i advise to please take it. I hope this was helpful.

Q. Which foods contain folic acid?

I was told by my Doctor to take folic acid. Which foods are rich with folic acid so I can add them to my diet?
A1Folic acid is a B vitamin found in many vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and in fortified breakfast cereals.
A2Folic acid (vitamin B10) can be found in liver, meat, chicken, fish, eggs, whole grain cereal, green vegetables, citrus fruit, avocados, nuts, fresh herbs, cauliflower, broccoli, beans and more.

Q. what are Amino Acids and what are their for? how do i need to do to keep it "going "?

A1Amino acids are the basic structural building units of proteins. They form short polymer chains called peptides or longer chains called either polypeptides or proteins. The process of such formation from an mRNA template is known as translation, which is part of protein biosynthesis. Twenty amino acids are encoded by the standard genetic code and are called proteinogenic or standard amino acids. Other amino acids contained in proteins are usually formed by post-translational modification, which is modification after translation in protein synthesis. These modifications are often essential for the function or regulation of a protein; for example, the carboxylation of glutamate allows for better binding of calcium cations, and the hydroxylation of proline is critical for maintaining connective tissues and responding to oxygen starvation. For full article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amino_acid Hope this helps.
A2someone probably told you you should put amino acids on your diet huh? every building is built from bricks. it's what kind of bricks and how you put them that matters. amino acids are the "bricks" of all proteins. there are 24 amino acids that our body uses to build proteins (which is an important part of our body), and we get most of them from foods that contain proteins. meat, dairy, beans, bread ect.
hope i helped

Q. how do you deal with a mild case of acid reflux

AYou can start with life style changes: if you have symptoms during the night, you can try to elevate the head of your bed. You can try to avoid foods that induce reflux: fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, and excessive alcohol. Cola, red wine, and orange juice are very acidic, so it would be wise to avoid them too, In addition to these, you can try to use a diary to reveal which kind of food causes symptoms and avoid it.

Try to refrain from lying down immediately after a meal, or eating just before bedtime. Overweight is a risk factor for reflux, so if it's relevant weight reduction is also recommended.

If you feel heartburn, you may chew in order to increase salivation and thus alleviate the symptoms. Smoking has a negative effect on salivation, so smoking cessation is also recommended.

And that's before we even mentioned OTC drugs...

Q. What is the connection between Acid Reflux and Autism?

I heard about a digestive issue called Acid reflux. Some people say that this is related to Autism. What is the connection between Acid Reflux and Autism?

Q. Any dietitians here? Please tell me what are the different types of fatty acids available?

A1i'm not a dietitian either but i love reading about nutrition. so i can tell you that here are 2 families of essential fatty acids (fatty acids that our body cannot create by it's on).
here is the wikipedia entry about them :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_fatty_acid
A2I am not a dietician Devontae, but I like to share you from what I have read/surfed. Fatty acids are classified as saturated or unsaturated depending on their structure. Unsaturated fats are further subdivided into monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
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