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B12 Deficiency And High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
I have plus family members. Experiencing anemia, b12 deficiency, high blood pressure and lower abdomen with no dignoses could this be thyriods?
You will need to: Clarify your question B4 we can give u a meaningful answer. What do you mean by "plus family members? " While "Lower abdomen" isn't a diagnosis, . Anemia, B12 deficiency & high blood pressure ARE diagnoses. What are you asking re: thyroid? Are you asking if the conditions are interrelated? Please resubmit your question with clarification. Thanks. ...Read more
Daught 21 120lbs was tired she was anemic B12 deficiency high cholesterol ;and high blood pressure had blood/protein in urine. Now has casts in urine?
Please clarify: This is a bit confusing. What is your question or concern? ...Read more
Yes and No!: In some patients with hypertension, the level of homocysteine in the blood may be high which put them at risk for cardiovascular diseases, supplementation with folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 can reverse that. On the other hand, toxic high levels of Vitamin B12 can cause hypocalcemia and worsening of high blood pressure. So ask your PCP to check your levels at the beginning and during the therapy! ...Read more
Brain CT scan revealed intracranial hypertension. B12 deficiency highly likely will be established. Could CT scan be interpreted as brain shrinking?
No: The simple, brief answer is no, rather it is the opposite of shrinkage essentially. ...Read more
B12 deficiency. I take b12 supplements but my MCV is always on high end of normal. I also take folic acid. B12 blood tests 600.?
B12: How long have you had B12? other medications? Liver issues? Thyroid? Tested MTHFR gene, methylmalonic acid /homocysteine/or for pernicious anemia- intrinsic factor antibodies or parietal cell antibodies? GERD/ Crohns/bacterial overgrowth/ Whipple's as they may affect absorption. 600 appears adequate, but body may have utilization dysfunction/variant. F/u/w/doc ...Read more
I have TMJ & High Blood. Diagnosed w/ vit B12 deficiency. DR gave me Neurobion but notice I get headaches & dry throat. Is this side effect?
Yes: And B12 is in many of the foods you eat too. ...Read more
Full bloods all clear (hemoglobin 13.7) but very low b12, all my symptoms match B12 deficiency closely, but doc asked for retest?
Sounds like your: Doc wants to confirm before initiating therapy. ...Read more
Can tea be bad for you if you have a B12 deficiency or penicious anemia? Or not help your blood count?
How severe mitral regurgitation could become in presence of B12 deficiency, increased hb, and influenced by drop in barometric pressure and humidity?
I have pressure in my throat feels like it's swelling. Doc gave me dexketoprofen. Said not b12 or thyroid he felt my throat. I'm b12 deficiency since Dec?
Recheck: Doubt the symptoms are due to thyroid or Vit 12. If the symptoms persist or you have addition symptoms have it it rechecked ...Read more
Serum glucose is 2.2 doctor said borderline so need fasting blood test. What is this? And could this be related to B12 deficiency?
Not related: Blood sugar and B-12 are not related, although a diabetes medicine called metformin can decrease your vitamin B-12 levels. Blood sugar that runs high can be a sign of Diabetes Mellitus or Pre-Diabetes. Get the fasting sugar test done and eat a healthy diet, low in simple sugars. ...Read more
Does vitamin B12 Deficiency have another name. My doctor said my blood test came back with this. Is there different names if the condition is worse?
Have iron, potassium and B12 deficiency. Got 8-10 vials of blood drawn march 7th. Since then been having a "going to die" feeling and scared to sleep?
I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I am not anemic I ask the doctor. What does that mean. What sort of B12 deficiency do I have then. All blood test Back fine?
Error or masking: Two possibilities come to mind. One is you're not really B12 deficient. The lab erred or doc erred in interpretation. The other possibility is that you are B12 def., but take folic acid supplement. Folic acid will correct the anemia of B12 deficiency but—AND THIS IS IMPORTANT—not prevent ongoing neurological damage due to B12 deficiency. Discuss with your doc or get 2nd opinion from hematologist. ...Read more
Is there a specific blood test to diagnose pernicious anemia? I have a family history. My doctor told me I have borderline B12 deficiency.
Pernicious anemia: Yes your doctor can run a battery of tests including a cbc, peripheral blood smear, a serum b 12 level, and a reticulocyte count. These usually will help to diagnose the condition. Sometimes methylmalonic acid and homocysteine levels will be drawn to help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can vitamin B12 deficiency lead to nasal congestion and blood in the mucus and sometimes from the salivatoo?
B12 deficiency since December. Throat feels pressure in front. There is swelling. Could be thyroid. Please help me. Been to doc. Gave me dexketoprofen?
More info needed: Thanks for your question! This is not a straightforward issue. I think you would benefit from a virtual consult or getting another opinion from a different doc. ...Read more
What causes B12 deficiency? Blood test-B12=158, B6=2.4, folate=12.5, Homocysteine=12.9. I eat a balanced diet. On 325 of aspirin to prevent more DVTs.
B12 is readily available in foods of animal origin (including dairy & eggs) so unless one is vegan you'll get enough via diet unless you can't absorb it; this can be caused by low hydrochloric acid, overgrowth of yeast or bacteria in the small intestines or a hereditary condition called pernicious anemia.Take methylcobalamin orally or by injection.
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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for many years now. Recent blood test showed a B12 deficiency. Was recommended a B100 complex vitamin. Will this interact with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
My doctor has told me I do not have pernicious anemia. I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. Blood test result was 160. So I have mild vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Get a consult: "Mild vitamin B12 deficiency" is like being "a little bit pregnant." It should not happen -- ESPECIALLY if you are, as you say, pregnant. If this happened because you are a vegetarian, reconsider or start supplementing now. Otherwise, you have a right & duty to know what's happening. Your primary care physician didn't communicate answers to you -- a 2nd physician's input is in order. ...Read more
After 1 month on Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety and depression I found I have Vitamin B12 Deficiency (blood test), can this solved by supplements or its permenant?
Your body doesn't: Make vitamin B12 so you need to get it from animal-based foods or supplements. It is something vegans/vegetarians need to be especially mindful of. Conditions which impair absorption also contribute: atrophic gastritis (thinned stomach lining), lack of intrinsic factor (pernicious anemia), GI surgery, small intestinal disease, heavy drinking, etc. Most often, supplements needed lifelong. Stay well! ...Read more
I am getting some numbness in feet and thighs which happended suddenly and also there is kind of electric shocks in rib doctor tested blood and said may be b12 deficiency and I am not taking b12 shots and supplements. Its 6 months but has not gone?
Can B12 deficiency cause upset stomach, red rashes or spots on the back of my palm, sore nd tingling tongue with occasional blood in saliva nd weakness?
Yes: All of those symptoms can be attributed to vitamin B12 deficiency. With the exception of the rash and spots they are classic signs of this problem. If you suspect that you may have a deficiency and you can't attribute it to poor diet/absorption, too much alcohol, or over use of anti acid drugs see your doctor for a proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
I get 3 or 4 hours of sleep maximum. I am on anxiety and high blood pressure drugs. My age is 24 y/o. What should I do?
Inadequate Sleep for: Starters. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress. ...Read more
Persistent > 140/90:
Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt.
See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more