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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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?

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

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Is there a specific blood test to diagnose pernicious anemia? I have a family history. My doctor told me I have borderline B12 deficiency.

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

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I take b12, along with vitamin c, every morning. My blood results came back with a B12 deficiency and a white blood cell count of 3.4. Why?

B12 def: If despite taking oral b12. Your counts are low that means there is problem in absorption of B12 vitamin and therefore you should take the intramuscular shot of B12 1 mg once a month. B12 def can lead to leukopenia. Keep taking vit c. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency lead to nasal congestion and blood in the mucus and sometimes from the salivatoo?

Unlikely: B12 deficiency leads to a certain type of anemia and peripheral neuropathy. Potential causes of your symptoms are dryness, bacterial or viral infection, sinusitis, . ...Read more

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B12 deficiency since December. Throat feels pressure in front. There is swelling. Could be thyroid. Please help me. Been to doc. Gave me dexketoprofen?

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

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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.

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.

Malabsorption: 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)?

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)?

Should be fine: B-vitamin supplements or multi-vitamin supplements should not interact with birth control pills. The effectiveness of the birth control pills does not decrease just because a person is taking typical over-the-counter vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

B12 deficiency?: If it may be related to B12 deficiency, this should be treated and blood levels should be rechecked along with folic acid and methylmalonic acid levels. If levels are normalized and symptoms improve, then that may be the answer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high BP?: There are a number of curable causes of high blood pressure. But they are uncommon. The way to find out is to find out what is causing high blood pressure. Work with your team to see what is causing it. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

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.
Self-help:
Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt.
Still high:
See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: Usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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. Sheila Smith
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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