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is numbness or tingling, both sides a symptom of vitamin b12 deficiency

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
As a matter of fact yes: I cannot go into the complex details, but I had two young patient's years ago, both of whom had elevated blood levels of vitamin B12. But both of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeabl ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: They have overlapping symptoms. Best to do now is to replace the b12 which is easily done. Once level is normal, you can take b12 def off the table an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Days: Most patients I've treated for true B12 deficiency felt dramatically better within days, even before anemia was completely corrected.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends...: This depends on the cause of the deficiency. If it's due to a lack of B12 in your diet (b12 is primarily found in animal-derived foods) then taking a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Numbness in the fingers and/or toes, and weakness in the legs are the symptoms usually reported in "vegetarian's myelopathy", which unfortunately is f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Links:: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.C ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Energy Loss +: Loss of energy in addition to others that you can read on this link: 1) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-cause ... Read More

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