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Doctor insights on: B12 Deficiency And Depression

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Can lack of vitamin B12 cause depression?

Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
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Can lack of vitamin B12 cause depression?

Yes, but: It is rare that B12 deficiency will cause only depression, and nothing else. There is a long list of symptoms that go with B12 deficiency (anemia, fatigue, bleeding gum, for example). But, it is certainly possible. So the best thing to do is to get blood level of B12 checked. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.Htm. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression.Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts ?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression.Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts ?

Vitamin D can help: W/mood but is not a major cause of depression. Make sure you take enough. Your doc can measure your levels. Low b 12 is not the cause of suicidal thoughts and psychosis. As your doc about sublingual b 12 or shots. This will help you feel better. See a mental health professional for the negative thoughts and you will have a well-rounded treatment plan. Diet/exercise? ...Read more

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How are low B12 and vitamin D levels related to mood problems and anxiety issues?

How are low B12 and vitamin D levels related to mood problems and anxiety issues?

Vitamin D Levels: Certainly low Vitamin D levels have been associated with depression. You need to get your serum vitamin D levels checked. In functional medicine we like for your Vitamin D levels in the 60-80 range. ...Read more

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Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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Can B12 deficiency lead to anemia and memory loss?

Can B12 deficiency lead to anemia and memory loss?

Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin B12 and d cause indigestion?

Can deficiency of vitamin B12 and d cause indigestion?

Yes.: The symptoms of B12 deficiency can be quite subtle, but GI upset, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, etc do occur. Sore tongue, weakness, and neurological problems are more common. B12 deficiency is an unlikely cause of indigestion, however, with many other causes being more likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low B12 levels to cause chronic weakness, depression, and bipolar?

Is it possible for low B12 levels to cause chronic weakness, depression, and bipolar?

Associate not cause: Low B12 is associated with mood disorders which in turn include feeling fatigued or chronically tired or weak. Treatment is advised. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause migraines?

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause migraines?

B12: B12 deficiency is associated with neuropathies and non-specific neurological symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, depression, and psychosis. It is not associated with migraine headaches, per se. ...Read more

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Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low B12: If you have low levels of b12- that needs to be investigated and treated. There is a cause for a low B12 level. Untreated it can lead to irreversible neurologic damage. While the cause can be dietary, there are more serious causes such as pernicious anemia- an autoimmune disease. So i suggest an investigation into why low b12. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 help alleviate depression or dementia?

Can vitamin B12 help alleviate depression or dementia?

Possibly: If the person has a reversible dementia related to low levels of vitamin b12, then replacing vitamin B12 could help. Together with folate, (folic acid) B12 has also been implicated in some cases of depression. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15671130. ...Read more

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Please what's the difference between pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.my iron levels are perfect.I'm getting injections for vitamin b12.

Intrinsic factor: Vitamin B12 is present in meat and animal protein foods. Absorption of B12 occurs in the intestine (ileum) and requires intrinsic factor (IF), made by stomach cells. In pernicious anemia, IF production is deficient, and results in anemia, a reduction in hemoglobin/hematocrit. One can be vitamin B12 deficient without becoming anemic and/or without having deficient IF. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Are the neurological symptoms from vitamin B12 deficiency reversible?

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. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 deficiency: Mental confusion, headaches, impulsivity, paranoia, pins & needles in extremeties, balance problems. ...Read more

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Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

Yes, but other: causes are more common. You may not taking enough of these vitamins with your diet. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months and retest. B12 is more complicated, if you have poor absorption you will need injection of B12. For now try taking about 50 micrograms of B12 daily by mouth and recheck in about 3 months. ...Read more

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I have a B12 low of 236 symptoms of B12 deficiency and a ferritin of 44. Could this be B12 deficiency?

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. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin B12 or vitamin d cause anxiety and racing heart?

Does lack of vitamin B12 or vitamin d cause anxiety and racing heart?

Unlikely: While low vitamin levels and poor nutrition can cause a whole host of issues its unlikely a direct cause and effect. The anxiety may cause the racing heart and the racing heart can create more anxiety . The cycle can feed on itself. The origin of the anxiety should be sought and treated. ...Read more

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