Vitamin deficiency symptoms: Increased cancer risk if low folate goes on 'for a long time'

Other tell-tale signs include pale skin, a racing heart, weight loss, not feeling hungry, and experiencing ringing in the ears.

These symptoms of anaemia occur irrespective of what causes the anaemia in the first place, whether it’s a vitamin B9 deficiency or a lack of iron, for example.

Signs of anaemia, specific to a folate B9 deficiency, include a reduced sense of taste, diarrhoea, pins and needles, numbness in the hands or feet, muscle weakness, and depression.

For a verified diagnosis, an expert will see that the red blood cells under a microscope will look large and immature.

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