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Can cognitive problems from B12 deficiency be permanent? How can I know the extent of damage?

Can cognitive problems from B12 deficiency be permanent? How can I know the extent of damage?

maybe: I believe your best bet is to consult with a neurologist and then perhaps comprehensive psychological testing to determine the full extent of your cognitive abilities. Make sure they communicate with each other, and then have your neurologist guide your follow up. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Definition)

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


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I am having giddiness problem from last 2. Years.At times it becomes extreme.I consulted apollo hospital they told I have B12 deficiency.Pls help?

I am having giddiness problem from last 2. Years.At times it becomes extreme.I consulted apollo hospital they told I have B12 deficiency.Pls help?

B12 causes: There are many causes of B12 deficiency, it can be from the stomach or the intestines. Please get a full evaluation to find the cause of the B12 deficiency. Some parasites cause B12 deficiency as well. Before treatment it done, its important to know the proper cause. ...Read more

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I have b12 deficiency.i get injections every 3 months.im due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?

I have b12 deficiency.i get injections every 3 months.im due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?

Hard to say: As it's possibly thyroid related but just as likely that it's non-thyroid related too. Without more information about the exact nature of the problem and likely at least an examination it may be difficult to better guide you. This may be an issue that is best addressed with your doctor in person. ...Read more

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How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more

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Can b12 cause thyroid problem or can thyroid problem cause b12 deficiency.I'm b12 deficiency since December 2014. Today I feel weak,lightheaded etc?

Can b12 cause thyroid problem or can thyroid problem cause b12 deficiency.I'm b12 deficiency since December 2014. Today I feel weak,lightheaded etc?

No: B12 deficiency is often seen in vegetarians as well as those with low stomach acid levels. Taking over the counter Methylated. B12 helps. If you feel lightheadedness, you should see your physician right away to get checked for possible anemia from B12 or iron deficiency. You can also get your thyroid hormone levels checked as well. Drink lots of water and take B complex vitamins with breakfast ...Read more

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How long does it take for vitamin b12 deficiency to cause permanent damage?Is it possible to reverse?26 years old with 5 years of cognitive problems

How long does it take for vitamin b12 deficiency to cause permanent damage?Is it possible to reverse?26 years old with 5 years of cognitive problems

Part reversible: Peripheral nerve damage is generally reversible and damage to central nervous system is usually not. Unless you have been a strict vegan, had stomach or small intestinal resection, Crohn disease for years, tape worm a few other things, it is unlikely that your disease is due to B12 deficiency. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Problem concerning vitamin B12 deficiency. They wont give me shot without lab proof?

Problem concerning vitamin B12 deficiency. They wont give me shot without lab proof?

Why?: I give B12 shots without measuring levels. There can never be too much vitamin B12 for the body. I don't agree with the decision to measure your levels. After all, the 5 hour energy drink is loaded with B12 and no one measures their levles before drinking it. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. ...Read more

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Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more