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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


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Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Only psychologically: It has a very powerful placebo effect. It is often STILL used for that in people who don't have any reason to take it. They report increased well being. And that would include increased appetite ...Read more

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin b12?

Virtually nontoxic: At any dose. I do not believe that you will find very much written on the toxic effects of B12 although I have had a couple of patients who took something on the order of 10x what I had prescribed them was already in the 10, 000IU range so they were taking about 100, 000IU daily for several weeks and the patient developed diarrhea. When he stopped that resident, within several days diarrhea stopped ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B12 mean?

Depends: It can mean that you have been taking B12 supplements!
for other reasons, see http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more

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What is the best use for vitamin b12?

What is the best use for vitamin b12?

Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. Otherwise, 2mg oraly is optimal. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get vitamin b12?

Meat, supplements: The best dietary source of B12 is, surprisingly, clams. Beef liver is another good source, though I would only eat this if organic. Salmon & other fish, beef, dairy & eggs are also good sources. Many grains & cereals are fortified with b12. The most reliable vegan source is nutritional yeast but I advise vegans to take a B12 supp. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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What amount vitamin B12 should I take?

Depends: At your age if your intestinal track works okay you eat fish, chicken or meat at least three times a week, and you don't take any medicines like a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec for heartburn then you probably don't need any extra B12. Your doctor can confirm if you need. ...Read more

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What does vitamin B12 actually do for you?

When I started: Practice it was mainly used for pernicious anemia. Lately I have been reading about it use in alzheimer's disease. My spouse swears it give her energy. ...Read more

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What food sources of vitamin B12 actually work?

What food sources of vitamin B12 actually work?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici, ency is common among vegans. See www. Vegetarian. Org. Uk/factsheets/b12factsheet. Html ...Read more

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Need help. Is 4500 mcg of vitamin B12 too much?

Yes, but...: It is too much, unless you have severe absorption problems, but 2500mcg should solve that. You will pee out the excess since it will shortly saturate your body supply and it is non toxic. You will pee out the excess! ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

Take only if needed: If you are vitamin B12 defecient, then a B12 supplement can help with anemia and nerve function. If you are not B12 defecient, the it will not help. Overdosing of Vitamin B12 can cause nerve dysfunction, diarrhea, and other side effects. My general advice is that if you do not have a vitamin defeciency, the a general multivitamin once daily is all that you need. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are rich in vitamin b12?

Please suggest what foods are rich in vitamin b12?

Usually meats: Liver, eggs, pork, corned beef, turkey, shellfish. ...Read more

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When should you consider getting a Vitamin B12 shot?

Get tested for defi: Injectable B12 is indicated in the treatment of pernicious anemia. B12 by mouth or injection is also indicated in proven cases of B12 deficiency. Many physicians give B12 shots routinely more as a placebo than for any other reason. You can have your B12 level tested by your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of taking an overdose of vitamin b12?

What are the symptoms of taking an overdose of vitamin b12?

Vitamin B12 overdose: Too much vitamin B12 can cause mild diarrhea, skin rashes, hives, breathing problems, heart palpitations, panic attacks, and insomnia. The symptoms typically disappear within a few hours, as the excess B12 is flushed from the system, so no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

Best to supplement: Trace amounts of the cyanocobalamin form of B12 can be found added to cereals, non-dairy milks, meat substitutes and one type of Red Star Yeast. But it may not be enough and our bodies have to convert it to methylcobalamin, which some people do poorly. Why not take 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin? Even doing that a 2 or 3 times a week should insure you get adequate B12. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take too much vitamin b12?

Yes: Nothing :)

there is no known toxic dose of b12.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers or risks associated with overdosing on vitamin b12?

No: It's just foolish. My concern is why a person would do this. If this is a sign of a possible wish for self-injury, the situation is serious and needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 help with anxiety?

Can vitamin B12 help with anxiety?

No Data: As far as I know there is no scientific results showing vitamins reduce anxiety. Perhaps, you should try to do some relaxation technique such as meditation and yoga, seek CBT with a counselor, exercise or get antianxiety medication ...Read more

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What causes high vitamin B12 levels?

Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of the upper ⅔ of the stomach which secrete hydrochloric, hcl, acid also produce & secrete a protein, called intrinsic-factor, which binds b12. The small intestines absorb intrinsic-factor with whatever B12 is bound, & the B12 is thereby also absorbed. ...Read more

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I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

Yes: In fact, it might be a good idea. Crohn's patients who do not have good control may have trouble absorbing B12 in the termal ileum. Your physician is a good guide here. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

Perception: Many people perceive a feeling of increased energy with b12. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Vit. B12: B vitamins do not stay in your body and if not used by you they are excreted in the urine, therefore excessive amounts of B12 will not hurt you. ...Read more

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Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Diabetes & B12: Well, what comes to mind is B12 deficiency that can be caused by metformin, which is a common diabetic medication. Also B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy similar to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Should not: Be a problem. Will give you folate (folic acid) and cover all the building blocks for blood cell production. ...Read more

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Why does my vitamin B12 make my skin break out?

Why does my vitamin B12 make my skin break out?

What form of B12?: B12 can be replaced with liquid sublingual, pill for sub lingual or intramuscular shots. Yo can be alergic to something in the particular product you are using. Talk to your doctor. Have your blood level and CBC checked and keep the serum B12 above 350 throughout your entire life. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for Vitamin B12 defeciency??

What is the best solution for Vitamin B12 defeciency??

Depends on cause...: There are lots of reasons for B12 deficiency, but can you offer more information about your medical history so we can help you learn why your B12 level is down? B12 can be supplemented orally, by nasal spray, by injection appropriate to the cause of the B12 deficiency. Talk with your doctor about which formulation is appropriate for you. Or do you have a parasite that needs treatment?? ...Read more

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Vitamin b12 levels came back 1500!! Should I be concerned?

Vitamin b12 levels came back 1500!! Should I be concerned?

Needs clarification: The first thing I would do is check the lab result...perhaps a decimal point is out of place as a normal result is in the 200 to 600 pg/ml range. Are the units correct. .. pg (picograms) per milliliter. Some medications can affect B12 levels. It would be unusual to have such a high level and no other signs of liver/kidney disease or cancer. ...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