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Gastroparesis As A Cause Of Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Achlorhydria B12: You need to have acid in the stomach to assist with the the absorption of B12 (too technical to explain here). Without acid due to an acquired condition such as achlorhydria or to medication affects (from proton pump inhibitors which are commonly prescribed), you can develop B12 deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes - See 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
Fatigue / numbness: Iron deficiency when prolonged produces anemia with small red blood cells which when severe can produce any symptom associated with low oxygen delivery to tissues. Generally you will see fatigue and exertional shortness of breath. B12 deficiency usually presents with loss of or altered sensation in the toes, but also produces a mild anemia with enlarged red blood cells. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to your body being ineffective at making red blood cells, which can lead to red blood cell breakdown. Among other affects, most notably anemia, red blood cell breakdown can lead to increased levels of bilirubin which causes jaundice and can accumulate as gallstones (cholelithiasis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing typical: B12 is but one of many vitamins and the symptoms overlap each other. B12 deficiency produces fairly typical changes in the blood. Because all of them are vital to energy metabolism the commonest symptom is fatigue but only a physician can make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Gastric sleeve patient whose vitamin b-12 deficient & is now having trouble w/ neurological issues, had a seizure & lately seems unable to even walk.
No: It's good to supplement with B12 if you are a vegetarian, necessary is you are a strict vegetarian / vegan. Don't try to figure out why you have acne; simply manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, supplementing with your physician's Rx if needed, until it remits on its own. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...Read more
Should I take vitamin b 12 with effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225mg? Would effexor (venlafaxine) or vyvanse cause dystonia?
Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?
Vit B-12: People frequently feel flushing, usually of face, sometimes to the point that they are unable to take it. The feet swelling would suggest something else going on. ...Read more
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