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My Vitamin B12 Is Low
Might be Gluten: Gluten sensitivity can cause many health issues because it turns on the immune system that may also manifest with autoimmune damages. Many patients will have an inability to make intrinsic factor in the stomach so B12 is not absorbed. Lipase is often reduced so fat soluble vitamins like d are not absorbed. Lastly, because of auto-antibodies, joint pain may also occur. I recommend gene testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible causes: You could have a low b-12 if you are vegetarian, have been for several years and don't take supplemental b-12. It could be low if you don't make intrinsic factor. This is made in the stomach and is needed to absorb b-12. Lack of intrinsic factor is usually an autoimmune disorder. You could have low b-12 due to taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time as stomach acid is needed as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 deficiency. I take b12 supplements but my MCV is always on high end of normal. I also take folic acid. B12 blood tests 600. ?
B12: How long have you had B12? other medications ? Liver issues? Thyroid? Tested MTHFR gene ,methylmalonic acid /homocysteine/or for pernicious anemia- intrinsic factor antibodies or parietal cell antibodies ? GERD/ Crohns/bacterial overgrowth/ Whipple's as they may affect absorption. 600 appears adequate ,but body may have utilization dysfunction/variant. f/u/w/doc ...Read more
My recent lab tests came back with Iron level of 30, transferrin of 20%, low vitamin D, high B12 and high folate. Is this cause for concern?
You can find out: I'm going to assume that you have no serious health problems you have not listed. The tendency to high uric acid is mostly hereditary; there are a few lifestyle factors such as a high-pruine diet and alcohol that may raise it. Vitamin d reflects diet, pigmentation & sun exposure. Your cholesterol is between you and your physician. Labs mean little apart from a real human being with a history. ...Read more
Likely unrelated : Based on the limited information, unlikely related. If vitamin d level is severely low and one has gilbert syndrome, it can stress the body and bilirubin can be high. Would need to know if this is direct or indirect bilirubin (not just total). Needs further evaluation and follow-up at 4.5. ...Read more
NO: Your vit B12 level is totally unrelated to the levels of your other b vitamins. B1, b2, b3, b5, b6 & folate (folic acid), (folic acid) while all in the b vitamin family, are each totally separate chemicals with separate functions. While folate (folic acid) is sometimes measured the others are not routinely measured as their levels can vary day to day. "functional" tests like organic acid analysis are better to test their adequacy. ...Read more
Probably: Need injections to catch up.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vitamin B12 level is 150, I am on 1 tablet a day for it 1mg of B12 vitamin. Is this efficient enough? I'm so tired.
See below: Unless you are a strict vegetarian, B12 deficiency suggests problem with absorption of food stuffs and that can explain other symptoms as well. If you have poor absorption of food, you will need injection of B12 and may need additional treatment for malabsorption. You may wish to consult a gastro-enterologist. See this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm. ...Read more
Very low: Yes, that is a very low B12 level. You will almost certainly feel much better when you get it up- try to raise it to at least 600. Unless you are following a vegan diet you're probably not absorbing B12 and it would be best to get B12 shots, ideally methylcobalamin or hydroxycobalamin. See http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027045_vitamin_b12_cyanocobalamin_methylcobalamin.Html. ...Read more
What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.
B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might lead to higher levels than those in the population study are not significant. Don't worry about it in the least. Get follow-up to see that the hemoglobin comes back to normal though. ...Read more
Very high B12 blood level, low iron, rt side ab pain despite very strict gfdiet for celiac disease, not on vitamins.What could cause high B12 levels?
High B12 and folate (folic acid): Levels are caused by their accumulation and non use in the body. I have seen it related to vitramin b1 deficiency. Worth trying. ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is 16.8.. I am taking gnc multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg so is this the cause of high hemoglibin level.male?
No: Nutritional supplements are an unlikely cause of elevated hemoglobin. However, even though high your hemoglobin is not abnormally high. You may wish to consult this site for more info in this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more
Iam 36yrs f .what cause and what does it mean
high folic acid level (24.00 ng/ml) and normal Vit B12 (475pg/ml)?
Not a problem: There are no ill-effects associated with a high serum folate. 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. ...Read more
Is a folate (folic acid) level of 10 a normal level? Does is it matter if my B12 level is low (276)? My homocysteine is 12.
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
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