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What are symptoms of iron and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

What are symptoms of iron and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

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

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Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

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Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

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 more

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Can vitamin b 12 deficiency life threatening?

Can vitamin b 12 deficiency life threatening?

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

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Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Can achlorhydria cause 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 more

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Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

No I didn't: Vitamin b deficiency does not cause itching of the skin it can cause the skin to be pale or bruise easily. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b-12 deficiency cause eye problems?

Can vitamin b-12 deficiency cause eye problems?

B12 Eyes: B12 deficiency is associated with an anemia, neuropathies, and non-specific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, and psychosis. The deficiency is not associated with eye problems per se. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is vitamin b 12 deficiency a major medical problem?

Hoping you can tell me, is vitamin b 12 deficiency a major medical problem?

Yes: It can land you in the nursing home with subcortical dementia if untreated. You'ld have to be wheeled in as its likely that your balance would be really poor from spinal cord degeneration. ...Read more

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Can moderate alcohol use, that is 4-5 drinks per week cause vitamin b-12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

Can moderate alcohol use, that is 4-5 drinks per week cause vitamin b-12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on diet: If you are a vegetarian, you could develop B12 deficiency. Alcohol alone can cause neuropathy and it would be prudent to avoid it. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever.
Wish you 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.
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I have deficiency in vitamin d and vitamin b-12....What should I do to cure this problem?

Replacement would be: Appropriate for d and b12. Problem with B12 is one of absorption and oral may not be the answer. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being deficient in the vitamin b-12?

What are the symptoms of being deficient in the vitamin b-12?

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

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Gastric sleeve patient whose vitamin b-12 deficient & is now having trouble w/ neurological issues, had a seizure & lately seems unable to even walk.

Gastric sleeve patient whose vitamin b-12 deficient & is now having trouble w/ neurological issues, had a seizure & lately seems unable to even walk.

B12 def: B12 def can lead to spinal cord and peripheral nerve problems creating balance problems. See a neurologist to sort it out as it can be a treatable condition. ...Read more

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Why do my legs get numb so easily? Is it due to deficiency of Vitamin B?

Why do my legs get numb so easily? Is it due to deficiency of Vitamin B?

Can't diagnose: Reason with available information. Would encourage medical evaluation of your recurrent numbness. Take care. ...Read more

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Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

It depends...: Work for what? If someone has B12 deficiency then B12 shots definitely "work" to treat the deficiency and resultant anemia/neurological symptoms. However, many who are not deficient get B12 shots for fatigue and other non-specific symptoms. While many people feel better after B12 shots, there has been little research to show if it actually helps. See http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/585589. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b 12 cause acne?

Does vitamin b 12 cause acne?

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

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Is 2000 mcg of vitamin b-12 too much? Can it cause nerve problems or tingling in the arms?

Is 2000 mcg of vitamin b-12 too much? Can it cause nerve problems or tingling in the arms?

Comments: First question involves whether you need to supplement B-12, especially at your age. A blood test could objectify deficiency. If you truly did have pernicious anemia, would treat with 1000 mcg injection monthly. Suggest you contact your physician and discuss use of your B-12. ...Read more

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My daughter has a vitamin b-12 level of 900 to1100. Is that way too high? And what should she tell her doctor to do?

My daughter has a vitamin b-12 level of 900 to1100. Is that way too high? And what should she tell her doctor to do?

Slightly high, test: Normal B12 levels are up to 900 so your daughter's are slightly elevated. High B12 can be caused by liver disease (cirrhosis/hepatitis), kidney disease, myeloproliferative disorders (leukemia/polycythemia vera) ; occ. Diabetes ; obesity. It doesn't cause these things but is caused by them. Since it's only slightly elevated she may have none of those but her doc should evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more