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B12 Deficiency Muscle Cramps
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Possibly: A person who is taking Advair may experience low potassium and symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, and abnormal heartbeat. Even if so, though, it’s *highly unlikely* that Advair’s the only cause. (Maybe a change in potassium or other electrolyte unrelated to Advair at all.) And while your lab work has likely been followed occasionally (once per year?), it may be good to contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, have headaches, numbness in extremities, and painless muscle twitching. Vit. B12 deficiency?
It's possible.: Your symptoms, esp. the extremity numbness, could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is absorbed primarily in the last portion of the small intestine, which is commonly affected by Crohn's. It is a simple blood test to check B12 levels. Since chronic deficiency can cause irreversible problems, you should get checked out immediately, and have B12 replacement if needed. Don't delay! ...Read more
A few can: Several vitamin deficiencies can cause muscle aches but the most common reasons I see are vitamin D3 deficiency and magnesium deficiency (especially in the setting of ibuprofen). BCPs can also contribute to B12 deficiency. All these can be measured (magnesium is done via RBC mag level). A good nutritionist can help you with doses. ...Read more
Celiac. B12 serum high and increasing despite no vitamins (per doc). Muscles burn, legs weak, confused. 'functional' B12 defi possible? Doc stumped.
MTHFR, iron, celiac: Could be a B12 metabolism error. Check mthfr dna and replace with methyl b12, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, l-methyl folate (folic acid). Bloodwork is only testing Cyanocobalamin - inactive form which is accumulating apparently. Also check iron studies and zinc levels due to celiac, and add multi b since fortified wheat is out. ...Read more
Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irritability, and nerve damage may occur. Severe deficiency can lead to dementia as well. Any of these condition, if severe, can cause secondary etc..B12 is an important vitamin and treatment is relatively easy/inexpensive..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more
Probably none: Probably just you're working out a lot... But... http://www.livestrong.com/article/402936-what-is-a-vitamin-deficiency-that-causes-muscle-aches-tiredness/ given this, i would either rest a bit or try a vitamin supplement for a couple weeks, b/c it is easy. If the symptoms persist then i suggest you get checked out for some of the rarer issues. ...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
Treatment depends on: whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
No : B12 does not inhibit muscle growth, in fact it's a natural part of our body. It is essential in making dna, the genetic material in all living cells, and is involved in cellular metabolism. B12 lowers homocysteine levels, a protein that has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia. Adding B12 injections should increase your energy level and improve your mood! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: See answer to another of your questions on the same topic. ...Read more
Positive ANA, 1:320, homogenous. Started testing due to high protein levels and symptoms of muscle aches, fevers, fatigue. Lupus?
Not necessarily: A number of criteria have to be met to diagnose lupus. Please consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)
A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more
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