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B12 Deficiency And Skin Problems
Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis
Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 deficiency will also cause many other problems not associated with head trauma, including things like anemia or peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more
I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency.getting injections.i feel lightheaded.pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight.doc knows?
Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vitamin B12 deficiency or a congenital B12 absorption problem cause my 10 year old to still be wetting his pants?
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
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
Can B12 deficiency run in families? someone suggested since my mother had the problem that i might too because of my toe numbness . thoughts?
Ask your DR about: The causes of your deficiency. Are there any pituitary , stomach, intestinal, kidney , autoimmune conditions that contribute to these? Ask about the diagnosis of your knee pain-?Arthritis, tendinitis etc . Any weight problem that contributes to your knee condition ? Finding the root cause will help in the treatment and management. Bless u! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, and gastrointestinal problems. Doc put me on tecta. Should i take it? I feel he should send me for endoscopy.He'snot
Ask your dr. again: Is your dr. Prescribing tecta for h. Pylori? Tecta is a proton pump inhibitor which can worsen B12 absorption, so you may not need it. A thin stomach lining and a lack of meat, dairy and eggs in your diet may cause B12 deficiency. Hypothyroidism has been assoc. W/ B12 shortage also. It is good to be evaluated and treated for both conditions. You may benefit from B12 injections. ...Read more
I m pure veg I have B12 deficiency. I have took 4 injection weekly based. Bt i still feel tiredness headache. I have laughing gas problem, memory los?
re-evaluate: You may have other deficiencies like vitamin d3, taurine, zinc, or iron. Eat lots of organic colorful vegetables and fresh fruits and use beans and slow grains like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat groats, soaked for 8 hours, rinsed then cooked for protein and to keep blood sugar stable. Have 2 t of flaxseeds a day for essential fatty acids. Eat 6 small meals a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having problems with my stomach rlq. Ct shows large appendix but no infection or inflammation what could it be? Recently diagnosed with B12 deficiency
I have symptoms of severe B12 deficiency/pernicious anemia but also derealization, brain damage, and heart problems could these occur from the B12 def.?
Yes except heart: B12 deficiency can cause a variety of neurological symptoms including "derealization"; it can adversely affect brain function but that damage should be reversible. It can cause high homocysteine which increases risk of cardiovascular disease ; anemia puts stress on hearts, but it should not directly cause heart problems i someone your age. See http://bit.Ly/1hlbiaz. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Vitamin B12 deficiency is surprisingly common and becomes more common as we age. It can cause dozens of different symptoms including lightheadedness, but there are many other possible causes of lightheadedness, so this deserves further evaluation. See www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more
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