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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus
49 years experience Holistic Medicine
B12 for red cells: Many people are B12 deficient. It's an important nutrient in red blood cell and nerve development. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fast hea ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter incl ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
B12 1000mcg: !000mcg B12 daily will help.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cady
31 years experience Psychiatry
Amazingly, yes: Hermesh et al published in 1988 about 20% of an ocd group having unusually low levels of b12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3176999 there was a ... Read More
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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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unlikely: Cause more irritation than cancer. Hope this helps.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
B12: You need this vitamin to synthesize DNA (T's from U's). If you can't do this, the nuclear growth can't keep up with the cytoplasm and the red cells e ... Read More
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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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can have macrocytic/hypochromic anemia from B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Not typically: Melanoma can spread to the stomach or bowel and cause blood loss and decreased iron. Vitamin d is not usually impaired by melanoma.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Typically not: Not known to be specifically related.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: Not a side effect of gabapentin
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 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: vitamin D supplementation does not cause any of these deficiencies.
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamins: Vitamin d comes from the sun, and fortified milk and other foods. Iceland had a high incidence of rickets years ago due to poor sunlight. B12 and fola ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount lead ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: If you have had lab tests that say you are deficient you need to take the vitamins that are low. Your doc will advise. Also, over the counter multiv ... 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Are you vegan?: How do you know you have a deficiency? If your doctor diagnosed, what did the doctor recommend? Why aren't you following that recommendation? Don't o ... Read More

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