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A 24-year-old male asked:

i have symptoms of severe b12 deficiency/pernicious anemia but also derealization, brain damage, and heart problems could these occur from the b12 def.?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes except heart: B12 deficiency can cause a variety of neurological symptoms including "derealization"; it can adversely affect brain function but that damage should be reversible. It can cause high homocysteine which increases risk of cardiovascular disease ; anemia puts stress on hearts, but it should not directly cause heart problems in someone your age. See http://tinyurl.com/ofaclgs

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