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Causes Of Pernicious Anaemia
I have pernicious anaemia had two injections of vitamin b12 last year which caused me to collapse and cardiac arrest so now they won't give me anythng?
Pernicious anemia: I do not know what caused the collapse/ cardiac arrest(faint or go to ER?) - which is serious so before taking another form would discuss with doctor and would take the first dose in the doctor's office where you can be monitored. High dose oral supplementation is effective as well, as is sublingual and foods with B12 (liver beef, eggs) f/u/w/ doc http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1425.html ...Read more
Fatigue, and ...: In this condition, vitamin B12 is not absorbed and patients become B12 deficient. Results in anemia (low red cells), fatigue. If anemia is severe, patients could feel short-winded. B12 deficiency itself could also cause numbness, fatigue, and possibly neuropsychiatric symptoms. Treatment with vitamin B12 injections or sublingual treatment could reverse these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few: Pernicious anemia is a specific type of anemia caused by vitamin b-12 deficiency. This particular type of anemia is usually described as macrocytic or megaloblastic. Other causes of megaloblastic anemia include folate (folic acid) deficiency, certain genetic conditions, some medications, myelodysplastic syndromes (a form of bone marrow cancer). Consulting your physician or a hematologist is necessary. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 deficit: Pernicious anemia is a specific type of anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency due to multiple possible reasons including: insufficient intake, decreased absorption, impaired utilization. Another common type of anemia is the one caused by iron deficiency. Multiple other causes also exist. ...Read more
Why is methylcobalamin B12 (active form) not yet available as injections in the uk? Is it just the cost? Pernicious anaemia sufferer
Don't know but..: Meanwhile can use cyanocobalamin-effective as well.Get a more detailed answer ›
Expresed as a percentage what are the chances a parent ie the mother with Pernicious Anaemia pass it on to a son?
Unlikely: PA is most often acquired as an auto immune disease like some forms of arthritis which is not something you can inherit.Those rare forms that are genetic are inherited as autosomal recessives, meaning both parents must pass on the gene for it to be active in the offspring.Giving percentages is not realistic.You either acquire it in life by chance or from both parents who are often unaffected ...Read more
See below: Pernicious anemia, by definition is deficiency of vitamin B12 due to inability to absorb the vitamin. Folate deficiency can produce similar symptoms. It there is a possibility that you are deficient in B12, do not take folic acid alone; you must take B12 along with folic acid. ...Read more
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