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A 38-year-old member asked:

Hoping you can tell me, is vitamin b 12 deficiency a major medical problem?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes: It can land you in the nursing home with subcortical dementia if untreated. You'ld have to be wheeled in as its likely that your balance would be really poor from spinal cord degeneration.

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