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Can having vitamin B12 deficiency lead to high blood pressure?

Can having vitamin B12 deficiency lead to high blood pressure?

B12 Deficiency: B12 deficiency is associated with an anemia, neuropathies, and non-specific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, and psychosis. The deficiency is not associated with high blood pressure per se. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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I have plus family members. Experiencing anemia, b12 deficiency, high blood pressure and lower abdomen with no dignoses could this be thyriods?

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

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Can I take B12 if I am on high blood pressure medicine?

Can I take B12 if I am on high blood pressure medicine?

Yes: I am not aware of significant interaction between vitamin B12 and blood pressure medications, although without knowing exactly which medication, it is not possible to give you an exact answer. ...Read more

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Can I take B12 shots if I have high blood pressure? Thanks in advance.

Can I take B12 shots if I have high blood pressure? Thanks in advance.

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

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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 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

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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?

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?

Irrelevant: Neurobion is a supplement like multivitamin, providing a number of nutrients in order to make up for deficiencies in a person's diet. Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can calcium deficiency cause high blood pressure?

Can calcium deficiency cause high blood pressure?

Calcium defiiency: Calcium deficiency does not cause high blood pressure and would be very rare as the bones release calcium into the blood to keep the level normal. ...Read more

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What blood tests would be done to check for a B12 deficiency?

What blood tests would be done to check for a B12 deficiency?

Can be as simple: As just testing a serum/blood level of vitamin B12. There are other tests, like a serum homocysteine or methylmalonic acid level that can better deteremine deficiency when serum levels of vit B12 are borderline. ...Read more

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Calcium blood tests can they also spot vit B12 deficiency?

Calcium blood tests can they also spot vit B12 deficiency?

No: Tests for calcium and B12 are different. The tests can be done on the same sample of blood, if ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tea be bad for you if you have a B12 deficiency or penicious anemia? Or not help your blood count?

Can tea be bad for you if you have a B12 deficiency or penicious anemia? Or not help your blood count?

You're okay: Tea contains tannins that interfere some with iron absorption in folks who are iron deficient. Too much can make you sick, as with many other things. It's not going to impact an anemia caused by B12 deficiency from any cause. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Serum glucose is 2.2 doctor said borderline so need fasting blood test. What is this? And could this be related to B12 deficiency?

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

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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?

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?

Pernicious anemia: Vit B12 deficiency is often called pernicious amemia, as anemia is one of the many symptoms. B12 deficiency is surprisingly common. See https://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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