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Vitamin B12 deficiency

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Dr. Evan Hirsch
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
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Yes: Yes . Their is treatment for it.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in si ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Fe -Ca: Ida is common in young menstruating females. Calcium deficiency? Quite odd at any age. Wonder if your Albumin is normal giving a falsely low calcium ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: There is no association between the two.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Depends on how low: None, sudden muscle cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue, dry skin, risk for salt related hi blood pressure, weaker bones..... Get it up w/ ban ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irrit ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
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B12 deficiency: Mental confusion, headaches, impulsivity, paranoia, pins & needles in extremeties, balance problems.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
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Vitamin D: If your vit. d is low, it can affect how your body responds to stress and anxiety. Get you level checked and if it is low, you can supplement and get ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. Nope, vitamin D doesn't do that. The average American diet does, however. Most people eat a low fiber diet, and constipation is a common side effe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Different issues: Vitamin d deficiency is common in the us due low exposure to sun, low milk consumption and obesity. If you are deficient in vitamin d you can take ove ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Neither: Continue the workup, starting with a good history and physical exam including a stool check for blood, and a reticulocyte count.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Yes: But by all means continue what is likely to be lifetime treatment for B12 deficiency. If you have pernicious anemia, monthly injections will safe your ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Study 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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Dr. Douglas Beall
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Vit D nec for bones: Vitamin d and calcium are the necessary for bone health and the lack of either can contribute to osteoporosis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
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Vitamin D: Usually this is genetically related. Theoretically sunshine will increase vitamin d levels but a study in hawaii showed that 50% of people with 20 hou ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Yes: Usually in a young person with adequate replacemnt therapy (for life) the problems resolve. Somatosensory evoked potentials for cord involvemnt, ncv f ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Yes: Vitamin d impacts every cell of our body in one way or another. Vitamin deficiency is associated with pms and infertility and boosts levels of estroge ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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No: No.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Iron def. anemia: The symptoms in pregnancy for anemia are jsut as in any other conditions but in pregnancy it can affect the fetus as well so you should talk to your o ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
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Blood test: You would need blood tests and a visit to your doctor to answer this.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
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Unrelated. : I think you are saying you have been suffering with lhermitte's sign, and there are no findings on brain and c-spine mris to justify your symptoms. Yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
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No: Not to the best of my knowledge. Various b vitamins like b-complex is needed for optimal magnesium function
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: No it could not.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Correct diagnosis?: B12 deficiency can cause spinal cord (subacute combined degeneration) or peripheral nerve problems , but usually is treatable with B12 injections.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
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B12 and B6: Are essential for good health. Deficiencies can cause nerve damage.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Yes - See 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
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Yes: There actually is evidence that vitamin d can reduce inflammation directly, and can be used to alleviate pain. Since the general population is getting ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
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This level is low!: This vitamin d level is very low. Vitamin d not only helps your body absorb calcium much better, it also affects your muscle and core strength. We d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
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Replacement: Either B12 injections or high dose oral therapy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Not exactly.: Pernicious anemia as cause of B12 deficiency is an autoimmune disease. The tendency to develop autoimmune disease is genetic, but not specific for a p ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megalobla ... Read More
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