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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Vit B12 Deficiency

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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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What would cause vit B12 and D deficiency if you have a diet high in both and live on a tropical island where you work outside?

What would cause vit B12 and D deficiency if you have a diet high in both and live on a tropical island where you work outside?

Absorption: will happen if your body can not absorb these vitamins or have some metabolic or hormonal problem. Please consult your physician ...Read more

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I've had severe vit B12 deficiency but they haven't been able to find any cause for it. Been taking inject every 2nd day for years now. Dangerous?

I've had severe vit B12 deficiency but they haven't been able to find any cause for it. Been taking inject every 2nd day for years now. Dangerous?

Too frequent: Injections. Body can store enough B12 to last a person for a year. Are you injecting yourself? You do not need injections more frequently than every 3-6 months. I would recommend seeing your doctor for an evaluation and injection frequency. ...Read more

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What causes a vitamin B12 deficiency?

What causes a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Multiple causese: There are several causes: low stomach acid, pernicious anemia, poor consumption of foods containing B12 and a genetic predisposition that requires more B12 like mthfr gene defect. ...Read more

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What symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

What symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

Links:: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences 3) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

What are symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

Energy Loss +: Loss of energy in addition to others that you can read on this link: 1) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes 2)http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences. ...Read more

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Can vit B12 deficiency cause permanent nerve damage? If yes, how to know? Is there a test or a procedure to see visually the nerve damage ?

Can vit B12 deficiency cause permanent nerve damage? If yes, how to know? Is there a test or a procedure to see visually the nerve damage ?

Check Homocysteine: Elevated homocysteine levels are a good marker for nerve damage due to B12 and Folic Acid deficiency. Even with normal levels of these two chemicals your body may not be able to use and you need to take the methyl- varieties and can lead to functional deficiency leading to neuropathy. There is test that looks at the small fibers that get affected by these conditions and diabetes. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause migraines?

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause migraines?

B12: B12 deficiency is associated with neuropathies and non-specific neurological symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, depression, and psychosis. It is not associated with migraine headaches, per se. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 deficiency causes itching, what can I do?

Vitamin B12 deficiency causes itching, what can I do?

Decisive treatment: Don't know if it's the cause of your itch, if you are B12 deficient, either from an ill-advised experiment with a vegetarian lifestyle without supplementation, or pernicious anemia or harboring a fish tapeworm, you had better start getting supplemented now and continuing or you are going to end up with brain damage. Forgive my frankness, and i hope your physician made this clear as well. ...Read more

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Is it true that vit B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage ? I have 80 pg/ml levels since 1 year.I'm now orally taking b12.

Is it true that vit B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage ? I have 80 pg/ml levels since 1 year.I'm now orally taking b12.

I recommend SL: You want to keep your B12 level above 350. 1.2 mg sublingually is cheap and generally effective. The problem with B12 is absorbing it 99 percent of the time. ...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