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vitamin b12 and liver disease

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Waldo Acebo
30 years experience Family Medicine
Cirrhosis: Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the bloo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
It does not!: Boredom is bad, but it has no known effect on B12 levels!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: An elevated B12 is meaningful only if there are other obviously abnormal labs.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, but other: causes are more common. You may not taking enough of these vitamins with your diet. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months and ret ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: The symptoms of B12 deficiency can be quite subtle, but GI upset, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, etc do occur. Sore tongue, weakness, and neuro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
The latter...: Patients with severe symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome may develop vitamin b-12 deficiency due to problems with food intake, digestion and absorpti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not really but: Celiac disease causes malabsorption and can cause vit deficiency and that will produce symptoms and signs of the vit B12 deficiency in untreated patie ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not vitamin: Deficiency. Graves disease is hyperactive thyroid gland. It is not due to vitamin deficiency but may be associated with nutriotional problems due to i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There is controversy about what is the optimal dose of vitamin d. While the us government office of dietary supplements recommends only 600 iu/day, ma ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Gastritis: Certain forms of gastritis destroy cells that secrete intrinsic factor which is essential for absorption of vitamin B12. This can also alter th pH in ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Fatty liver,jaundice: Fatty liver is a common condition seen in people who are overweight, .Mild elevation of bilirubin(indirect bilirubin) is usually due to a benign condi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to ligh ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not Always: The progression of neurologic complications is generally gradual. They are not always reversible with treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
34 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The colon appears normal when examined on ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Intrinsic factor: Vitamin B12 is present in meat and animal protein foods. Absorption of B12 occurs in the intestine (ileum) and requires intrinsic factor (IF), made by ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Fatigue / numbness: Iron deficiency when prolonged produces anemia with small red blood cells which when severe can produce any symptom associated with low oxygen deliver ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echoge ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harish Rao
24 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencie ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Reclast (zoledronic acid): From the medical information you provided, i don't see any contraindication to prevent you taking this medication for osteoporosis.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably unrelated: Vitamin d deficiency is very common and if your alt is up long-term i'd look for another cause. This could be anything from drinking to some medicatio ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood form ... Read More

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