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How Can A B12 Deficiency Affect The Metabolism
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
How long does supplementation take to fix a B12 level of 159.8? What is the best form of B12 to take?
Sublingual B12: Is much more bioavailable than oral b12. You get more in you system this way. It takes several months to raise your B12 level significantly w/out injections. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia ? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart ?
Unusual to affect he: Anemia rarely causes any heart damage although the Heart has to work harder in patients who have more than mild Anemia and that too if they have chronic Anemia like in patients with Sickle cell disease or other hemolytic anemias for which there is no cure. Most times this does not mean that the heart is damaged or diseased due to anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?
Can be detrimental: Lack of animal proteins, in some persons, inhibit the body' s ability to form certain proteins, like the immune system. Vegetarians with heavy metal exposures generally have a tougher time with detoxification and repair in chronic exposures. ...Read more
The other way around: Vitamin B12 is not known to be toxic in any amount. However, one of the causes of high blood levels of B12 is liver disease including hepatitis ; cirrhosis. Liver disease certainly affects the digestive system. But it is not high B12 that causes liver disease but liver disease that can cause high B12 levels. As i mentioned earlier, other causes of high B12 include kidney disease ; blood disorders. ...Read more
Glucose biochemistry: I can but not in enough detail to help you. Go to wikipedia for good discussion. ...Read more
Less red blood cells: Iron is involved in the formation of red blood cells essential for carrying oxygen in the blood to the body. Iron deficiency anemia results from low iron & thus blood composed of less red blood cells. This results in symtoms which may include pallor, fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness, anxiety, irritability, depression, heart palpitations, & muscle twitching. ...Read more
maybe: I believe your best bet is to consult with a neurologist and then perhaps comprehensive psychological testing to determine the full extent of your cognitive abilities. Make sure they communicate with each other, and then have your neurologist guide your follow up. ...Read more
Heme synthesis...: Lead inhibits the body's ability to make hemoglobin by interfering with several enzymatic steps in the heme pathway. Specifically, lead decreases heme biosynthesis by inhibiting d-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (alad) and ferrochelatase activity. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more
Depends on what: is being tested. If it is truly a "blood" alcohol level,, as opposed to a "serum" alcohol level, severe anemia may have an impact on the accuracy of the test, particularly if close to the legal limit (0.08 gms% or 80 mg%). If tested by breathalyzer, it corresponds more with the serum alcohol level which is more accurate, but about 10% off from the blood alcohol level. ...Read more
What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?
Single kidney: Loss of one kidney should have no effect on bodily functions. You can live a normal life with one kidney. The one exception would be of you had faling kidneys. In that situation every bit of healthy kidney tissue is needed to maintain kidney functions, so loss of an entire kidney could have a significant consequence. Fatigue and even immune dysfunction could occur with more severe kidney failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety & fear: Trigger the fight/flight reaction to a perceived threat. The brain signals the adrenal glands to release Adrenalin as part of that reaction. Fight/flight includes muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It does not!: Boredom is bad, but it has no known effect on B12 levels! ...Read more
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