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A 35-year-old female asked:

i have a b12 low of 236 symptoms of b12 deficiency and a ferritin of 44. could this be b12 deficiency?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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B12: Your B12 is low. And ferritin is low. You require evaluation as to why for each, but particularly B12, and B12 injections. You may not absorb B12 well in your intestine.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is anemia from B12 deficiency a life-threatening condition?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not if treated: It takes a very long time for you to get near death from B12 deficiency. The treatment is so simple and effective, why chance it?
A 52-year-old member asked:

What happens to hemoglobin in B12 deficiency?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
B12 Anemia: In B12 deficiency, the type of anemia is known as a macrocyctic anemia or large cell anemia. There is insufficiency anemia in the red blood cell.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why might ldh be elevated in B12 deficiency?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Non-specific: Elevation of ldh occurs in many conditions and is non-specific. Red blood cells are little packages stuffed with ldh. Anything that interferes with the integrity of red blood cells (like B12 def) may cause them to leak some of their cargo.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there any negative effects of taking high doses of B12 and multi-b on a daily basis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. N. B12 is not likely to cause problem but there are other elements in multivitamins that if taken in excess will cause damage. It applies to fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin D. If you must take these as recommended by your doctor. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex,. Wish you good health!
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is taking vitamin B12 good for more energy?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Vitamin B12 is commonly thought of as a vitamin that improves energy. This is a common misconception. Individuals who have B12 deficiency may become anemic causing tiredness. In these individuals, a B12 shot will improve anemia and thus improve energy. However, non-anemic individuals who receive a B12 injection will not have more energy.

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