Top 20 Doctor insights on: Is vitamin b12 and iron the same
How low and which parameters did you check?
I will go with iron rich food and B12 rich food first depending on how low the levels are...
If very low, sometimes oral supplementation may not be sufficient. ...Read more
Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more
Please help me understand. Iron 113 range (37-170) tibc 426 (265-497) iron sat 26% (15-50) ferritin is low 5.5 (6.2-137) vitamin b12 is 241 (239-931)?
Follow it: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Your serum ferritin is low-ish. Labs mean nothing apart from history and physical exam; if you're anemic, consider mixed iron deficiency and chronic inflammation if it fits and seek others causes (retic count). Check stool and urine to be sure you're not losing blood; discuss your diet & monthly loss. ...Read more
By the level: According to how low the levels are? ...Read more
I am preparing for colonoscopy in 4 days. Should I stop intravenous infusions of iron and vitamin b12?
Consult doctor: Intravenous infusions of iron and B12 are not usual treatments. You should consult the doctor who prescribed this treatment. ...Read more
Can the low iron and low vitamin d be making me feel depressed and anxious? Saturation 11.8, iron 30, and a high vitamin B12 level of 965.
Possible...: Low iron and low vitamin d can contribute to feelings of fatigue, which are often associated with depression. Anxiety is less likely to be related, although the anxiety could be secondary, meaning the symptoms cause anxiety symptoms. Treatment for the iron and vit d will help determine whether your mood symptoms are related or not. ...Read more
My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?
Anemia treatmemt: Other than possible constipation, caused by iron, the syrup (s) your physician (p) prescribed will give harmless. Ask your p what you folate, (folic acid) iron and B12 values are. If they are normal, you will gain nothing by the s. Anemia can come from blood loss, either by GI or menstrual losses. If you iron (i) level is low, and you eat meat, consider one of those as the cause of your anemia. ...Read more
I have been feeling very Fatigue for a few months now. Went to my GP and she took some bloods, FBC, Iron levels, Vitamin B12 reading, TSH and T4. Everything else was fine except for the B12, it was 715. Could this be the cause to my feeling Fatigue?
B12 level of 715 would not explain the symptoms. It may seem counter-intuitive, but exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise, such as walking and gradually increase the intensity.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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