A 70-year-old female asked:
does vitamin b12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems? can it cause foot drop dealing with the peroneal nerve?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It is infamous for this. And the damage can be permanent. The individual perineal nerve is less likely to be involved than a stocking-glove distribution. “Vegetarian’s neuropathy” is all too common in folks who do not supplement.
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
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