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Alcohol B12 Deficiency
I was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency 5 years ago had a level in the low 200 and neuro symptoms. I was given one shot and 30 days of pills and i still have a lot of symptoms.I was retested in the 500's. What should I do?
B12 deficiency can be due to a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Since B12 is primarily found in animal products (e.g., dairy, egg, meat, etc.) vegetarians are more at risk. A deficiency is suspected when rbcs increase in size (e.g., high MCV and/or MCH in cbc) and can cause megaloblastic anemia. Symptoms can include fatigue and neuropathy. It is best corrected with ...Read more
See below: Weakness and fatigue Light-headedness and dizziness Palpitations and rapid heartbeat Shortness of breath A sore tongue that has a red, beefy appearance Nausea or poor appetite Weight loss Diarrhea Yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet dementia memory loss depression muscle weakness irritability ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx 10/29 with B12 deficiency level was 169. Have had 5 shots since. Want to know if this makes me more susceptible to other illnesses? Get sick a lot.
Almost right!: Does B12 deficiency increase susceptibility to other illness? Your B12 deficiency is not a disease, it is the result of a disease process, e.g., inflammatory bowel disease or.Autoimmune disease. The first can make you feel ill, the latter may increase risk of infectious, endocrine, rheumatic and other diseases, finding the cause of the low B12 important (!) to inform your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out I have B12 deficiency. My B12 level was 169. Can someone tell me exactly what this means and what else it can cause. ?
Try sublingual B12: Agree with dr. Patel's answer. Band, for those who cannot take B12 injections, new studies have shown that a sublingual (under the tongue) dissolving B12 tablet raises B12 levels as well as injections. Both bypass the digestive tract and go straight to the blood stream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency is a low blood level of vitamin b12. It can cause permanent damage to nerves if left untreated long enough. Vitamin B12 was discovered through investigation of pernicious anemia, which is an autoimmune disease that leads to inadequate intestinal absorption of B12 from foods. Symptoms may include anemia and paresthesias (from nerve damage). ...Read more
Pernicious Anemia: Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red blood cells, as well as the good functioning and health of nerve tissue. A definciency in this vitamin can lead to anemia and the associated symptoms of fatigue, aches, malaise, etc. It is often treatable with replacement of the vit b-12 and laboratory monitoring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pernicious anemia: Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red blood cells, as well as the good functioning and health of nerve tissue. A definciency in this vitamin can lead to anemia and the associated symptoms of fatigue, aches, malaise, etc. It is often treatable with replacement of the vit b-12 and laboratory monitoring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Inject 1mg per month: Vitamin B12 is usually given 1 milligram per month as an injection. Early in the course of treatment, the doctor may give the 1 mg (1000 micrograms) daily for some days, weekly for some weeks, and then monthly thereafter. Doctors may adjust the dosing schedule depending on a patients level of, and reason for, B12 deficiency. ...Read more
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