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Effects Of Lack Of Vitamin B12
Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in size, and decreased in color. Since they are not normal, they do not carry oxygen like they're supposed to. As B12 deficiency worsens, the anemia gets worse and you get weaker and sicker. You also have trouble with thinking and brain function, etc.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: It is rare that B12 deficiency will cause only depression, and nothing else. There is a long list of symptoms that go with B12 deficiency (anemia, fatigue, bleeding gum, for example). But, it is certainly possible. So the best thing to do is to get blood level of B12 checked. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.Htm. ...Read more
Many: The obvious answer is that B12 injections are a quick way to fix a deficiency. B12 injections can also be used to help calm pain and inflammation, but the dosage of that is different from the dosage for deficiency correction. Some people can develop allergy to the preservative in B12 injections. Itchy bumps at the site of the shot would be a sign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin A toxicity: Vitamin a is stored by the body and can lead to significant toxicity. Usually problems come from supplement overuse, but liver and some fish oils are also high in vitamin a. Problems include liver toxicity, increased intracranial pressure, hair loss, skin discoloration, bone density loss, excessive skin dryness, nausea, decreased appetite, weight loss, itching, lip fissures, anemia, and even death. ...Read more
B12 for red cells: Many people are B12 deficient. It's an important nutrient in red blood cell and nerve development. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fast heart beat, pale skin, easy bruising, tingling or numbness in fingers and toes, difficulty walking, depression, memory loss and dementia. A significant factor in causes of this deficiency is the use of acid-reducing drugs for gerd. ...Read more
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
Yes: Long term vitamin d deficiency in adults can lead to osteomalacia (bone softening) and osteoporosis (bone density loss, causing easy fracturing). Other symptoms of a deficiency of vitamin d are muscle pains, muscle weakness, and aches in the bones. In children, prolonged vitamin d deficiency causes rickets (bony deformities). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vit B 12 Deficiency: Lack of Vit B 12 can lead to Hypocobalaminemia. This can cause a slow degration of the spinal cord & brain. Problems may include: swollen tongue, anemia, sense of numbness & tingling in extremities, weakness, fatigue, problems walking, jaundice, depression, irritability, memory decline, cognitive dulling & eventually mania &/or psychosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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