A 19-year-old male asked:
Are the neurological symptoms from vitamin b12 deficiency reversible?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not Always: The progression of neurologic complications is generally gradual. They are not always reversible with treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially if they have been present for a long time.
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45 years experience
B 12 deficiency: Partially reversible. If neurological symptoms are advanced and long-standing, then reversal will not happen. It is essential to prevent B12 deficiency - and if it develops, to get therapy asap;.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?
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Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?
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Holistic Medicine 51 years experience
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