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vitamin b12 deficiency and autoimmune disease

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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no connection.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two g ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
We don't: Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency ar ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If pernicious anemia is treated with Vit B-12 injections the patient will be otherwise normal. If not he will have atrophic gastritis, hematological p ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES!: Ppi's make it difficult for us to absorb B12 as gastric hydrochloric acid is needed to absorb B12 & minerals as well as digest protein. These drugs ar ... Read More
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Vitamin B12 is essential to the blood and nervous systems. It is typically found in fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Among vegetaria ... Read More
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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Hirsch
8 years experience Integrative Medicine
Multiple causese: There are several causes: low stomach acid, pernicious anemia, poor consumption of foods containing B12 and a genetic predisposition that requires mor ... Read More
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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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Fairly: B12 def more common. Ideal lab value for serum B12 is 800 or more. Possibly due to gluten sensitivity which can damage gut lining and promote malabsor ... Read More
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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lac ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
B12: B12 deficiency is associated with neuropathies and non-specific neurological symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, depression, and psychosis. It is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not Exactly: The most common cause of both an overactive thyroid and B12 deficiency is autoimmunity, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks one's own ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ?
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