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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

Vitamin: colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficiencies which might contribute to your hair loss or other medical problems seek medical care with your internist or gastroenterologist good luck ...Read more

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Will a folate (folic acid) deficiency lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Will a folate (folic acid) deficiency lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

No: Many people on self-imposed restrictive vegetarian diets get both. They have similar effects on the blood and are both very serious health problems. ...Read more

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Can mastrubation cause the deficiency of vitamins D3 & B12?

Can mastrubation cause the deficiency of vitamins D3 & B12?

No: I'm sorry somebody told you this. One of the cults has claimed for decades that enjoying your body causes loss of various nutrients in the semen. This is totally made up to frighten young people. It won't make you bald, stupid, an unfit husband / father, blind, or anything else. Thanks for letting me set the record straight. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor,My SGPT is 128 and SGOT is 59 with deficiency of vitamin d & b12. please advice?

Hi Doctor,My SGPT is 128 and SGOT is 59 with deficiency of vitamin d & b12. please advice?

Correct Vitamin lack: Ask your doctor for the best way to treat your Vitamin deficiencies. Repeat your tests after treatment, the liver test abnormalities may correct when the deficiencies are fixed. If not, further testing may be required to find out the cause any abnormal liver function tests ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression.Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts ?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression.Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts ?

Vitamin D can help: W/mood but is not a major cause of depression. Make sure you take enough. Your doc can measure your levels. Low b 12 is not the cause of suicidal thoughts and psychosis. As your doc about sublingual b 12 or shots. This will help you feel better. See a mental health professional for the negative thoughts and you will have a well-rounded treatment plan. Diet/exercise? ...Read more

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Hi drs.....What are the signs that indicate some one has B12 deficiency ?Do vitamin b1+b6+b12 deficiency have the same signs as B12 deficiency ?

Get checked: Glad you asked. B1 deficiency is rare in people on a diet anywhere close to normal, and b6 deficiency is even less familiar to medicine. B12 deficiency, by contrast, is famously subtle. It is likely to be relatively low in your diet if you're a vegetarian, and several common illnesses prevent its being absorbed through the gut. Simply feeling unwell or slowed mentally precedes the numb fingers. ...Read more

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What is the best frequency of vitamin B12 injection, if somebody doesn't have any deficiency but prefers to have shot?

If there is no: Measurable need for additional b 12 you are better off not taking it. If you are a vegetarian you need to keep an eye on your b 12 level via a lab test w/your doc. Meat is our primary source of b 12. In general, sublingual b 12 tablets that melt under the tongue is a good way to absorb b 12. Oral b 12 goes through the GI system and most of it is lost. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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How can I cure vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 supplements: It is important to figure out why you are B12 deficient. This will also help to determine what treatment is most appropriate. For many, taking B12 supplements by mouth in high enough dose can overcome absorption problems (1000mcg/day). For others, B12 injections are needed, either short-term or lifelong. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two groups. Vegans simply don't eat enough B12 containing foods. Alcoholics are a bit more complicated than that. ...Read more

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