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Doctor insights on: Deficiency Of Vitamin B12

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Is deficiency of vitamin B12 affects metabolism and if yes then how it affects?

Is deficiency of vitamin B12 affects metabolism and if yes then how it affects?

B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. A mild deficiency may cause only mild, if any, symptoms. But as the anemia worsens it may causes symptoms such as: weakness, tiredness or light-headedness rapid heartbeat and breathing, pale skin, sore tongue, easy bruising or bleeding, including bleeding gums, stomach upset and weight loss, diarrhea or constipation, . ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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I m 18 yrs and I have deficiency of vitamin B12 and calcium and my skin is dull and i want healthy skin.

I m 18 yrs and I have deficiency of vitamin B12 and calcium and my skin is dull and i want healthy skin.

Hypocalcemia : Vitamin B12 is not uncommonly encountered in clinical practice & can be do to lack of dietary intake or poor absorption from the GI track. Low calcium is less commonly encountered in clinical practice and always requires further medical evaluation. If both calcium and vit B12 are low, chances are other vitamins and minerals are low as well. This should be discussed with a doctor in person. ...Read more

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How much deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect my body? In my blood test I have 201 pg/ml.

How much deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect my body? In my blood test I have 201 pg/ml.

201 very deficient: 201 is a very low level that can cause a wide variety of serious symptoms including poor memory/concentration, fatigue, depression, muscle weakness, anemia, tingling and numbness, agitation, delusions, heart disease etc. See http://bit.Ly/1hlbiaz ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin B12 and d cause indigestion?

Can deficiency of vitamin B12 and d cause indigestion?

Yes.: The symptoms of B12 deficiency can be quite subtle, but GI upset, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, etc do occur. Sore tongue, weakness, and neurological problems are more common. B12 deficiency is an unlikely cause of indigestion, however, with many other causes being more likely. ...Read more

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I have calcium deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency due to which I have knee problems too?

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 more

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Hello..I am 25 year male..I have normal blood count and test show.Deficiency in vitamin B12 level and I have always this feverish feeling ?

Hello..I am 25 year male..I have normal blood count and test show.Deficiency in vitamin B12 level and I have always this feverish feeling ?

Blood count: Can be normal for B12 deficiency can affect the nervous system wihout affecting blood. The only way to find out whether the symptoms are due to B12 def is to have a series of B12 injections. There is also a sublingual administered tablet containing folate (folic acid) and b12. ...Read more

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Can Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D cause heartburn, burps and acid reflux ?

Can Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D cause heartburn, burps and acid reflux ?

Well: Most people with pernicious anemia or atrophic gastritis will not absorb vitamin b12. The stomach symptoms you describe could be related to gastritis. However the deficiency of vitamin D should not cause your symptoms. Good luck, please see your doctor for more testing and answers ...Read more

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Have Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D. Does it cause burps as i have constants burping evening after drinking water.

Have Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D. Does it cause burps as i have constants burping evening after drinking water.

Unrelated: Burping and vitamin deficiency are not related. I trust that you are taking supplemental vitamins. If B12 deficiency persists despite taking vitamin pills, you may need injection of B12. ...Read more

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I m 20 yr old and from india. Can deficiency of vitamin B12 & D3 cause seizures? And how to treat with deficiency of vitamins?

I m 20 yr old and from india. Can deficiency of vitamin B12 & D3 cause seizures? And how to treat with deficiency of vitamins?

No: It is extremely unlikely that you could type a question or navigate an internet medicine app if you had B12 deficiency severe enough to provoke seizures. B12 supplementation is easy--eat animal protein at least once a day, or take a multivitamin daily. The multivitamin would also likely meet your vit d daily requirement; if not, work with your doctor to correct this deficiency. Good luck! ...Read more

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After typhoid i was feeling week so doctor did blood test & found that I have deficiency of vitamin B12 & vitamin d i want to know good meal fr that?

Vitamin B12: If you are a vegetarian you will have to begin eating meat or to take a supplement of B12 orally. The institute of medicine states that because 10 to 30% of older people may be unable to absorb naturally occurring vitamin B12 in foods, it is advisable for those 51 years old and older to consume b12-fortified foods or B12 supplements to meet the recommended intake. ...Read more