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The symptoms of megaloblastic anemia are caused by a deficiency in folate, vitamin B12, or both. Folate and vitamin B12 are needed for the correct development of red blood cells. In this blog post I will discuss what healthcare professionals should do to help patients with megaloblastic anemia. In addition to assessing a patient with megaloblastic anemia, it is important for healthcare professionals to educate the patient about how they can address their condition. Patients should eat foods rich in folate or take prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid. If they are not taking enough vitamin B12 then supplements may be needed. It’s also important for patients to get regular blood tests and watch out for foot problems as these could indicate complications from low levels of vitamin B12 in the body.” Number of Words: __ words. Bullets: • The symptoms of megaloblastic anemia are caused by a deficiency in folate, vitamin B12, or both. Folate and vitamin B12 are needed for the correct development of red blood cells. • In addition to assessing a patient with megaloblastic anemia, it is important for healthcare professionals to educate the patient about how they can address their condition. Patients should eat foods rich in folate or take prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid. If they are not taking enough vitamin B12 then supplements may be needed. It’s also important for patients to get regular blood tests and watch out for foot problems as these could indicate complications from low levels of

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