Your blood tests show that your Folate level is low. Folate is a vitamin which has several important functions in the body, including preventing anaemia (low blood count). Folate is found in green vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts and peas, in addition to brown rice.
It is important that we treat this deficiency, therefore we have done a prescription for a four month course.
Once this course of Folic Acid is completed, please wait 3 months before arranging a further blood test.
If you wish to read further information on this, please visit the ‘NHS Choices Website’: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamin-b12-or-folate-deficiency-anaemia/
Should you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.
Dr J A Wakeling & Partners
Telephone: 02920 561808