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Peripheral Neuropathy And Vitamin B12
Female, age 91 yrs with peripheral neuropathy, feet lost sensations. Will vitamin B12 injections help?
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
I have peripheral neuropathy and have been bolo tested for diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc. All normal. Any ideas or suggestions what to do nex?
Have it evaluated.: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Possibly, probably: Some experts advise treating anyone with symptoms of B12 deficiency who has a level below 450, so you qualify. Deficiency occurs from either not getting enough in diet or poor absorption. If you eat a lot of animal foods (clams and fish are esp. Good sources) and still have this level try supplementing with 1000 mcg/day of methylcobalamin (ideally sublingual form). See http://bit. Ly/1607tg3. ...Read more
How long does it take to feel a difference from vitamin B12 injection I have mgus neuropathy and they said I was very low. 1pill a day 1injection. G?
Female, age 81 yrs with diabetic neuropathy, feet lost normal sensation. Does vitamin B12 injections help?
Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?
Only work if deficie: Def of some vitamins can cause neuropathies; most neuropathies are not due to vitamin def, will not be improved by supplementation. B12 def (not rare, in some GI diseases, elderly; theoretical risk in ulcer rx); b6 def (diet def rare, assoc with some meds), vit e def (rare except in GI dis), b1-thiamine def (alcoholics, bulimics, bariatric surg), etc. Xs vits e.g. B6 cause neuropathy. Get tested. ...Read more
How do you that it:
Is due to B6 deficiency. You ought consult a neurologist to determine the cause of peripheral neuropathy and treat the cause. Excess of B6 can itself cause neuropathy. You may visit these two sites for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b6/background/HRB-20058788
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?
AIDS can do that:
End stage aids-if it is not treated- can cause malnutrition, muscle wasting, nerve problems, and vitamin deficiency as the result of the malnutrition etc.
Neuro-syphillis- syphillis that is affecting nervous system can cause nerve damage- but that has nothing to do with vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
Can laproscopic surgery on the right shoulder result in vitamin deficiency, fibromyslgia snd peripheral neuropathy?
No!!!: Laparoscopic surgery regardless of which body part is operated upon will not lead to vitamin deficiency. There are different causes of different vitamin deficiencies eg nutrition vs inadequate sun exposure. Likewise, laparoscopic surgery will not "cause" fibromyalgia. I suppose that a nerve injury can occur leading to chronic neuropathic pain but that can happen regardless of surgical technique. ...Read more
Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.
My vitamin B12 level was 76 for over an year. My levels are now fine. But neuropsychiatric symptoms still there. Can it be a case of nerve damage? Help
Maybe: The key in recovery from B12 deficiency is how quickly supplementation is started. I can't say but one year of deficiency certainly can cause some permanent injury. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
If not treated:
B-12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy, problems with spinal cord dysfnctn (poor vibration and position sensations), and cognitive problems to the brain. Much may be reversible, but without timely treatment, problems will be persistent.
1000 mcg injections per month should suffice. ...Read more
Is there any test or scan to find out permanent nerve damage occurring due to vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes: Usually in a young person with adequate replacemnt therapy (for life) the problems resolve. Somatosensory evoked potentials for cord involvemnt, ncv for periperal nerve involvment, cognitive testing and blood tests (cbc and b12) are available if problems persist beyond 1 year. Be sure to keep your serum B12 level above 350 or preferably above 450 if you've suffered neurological injury. ...Read more
I've had symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency for years, does it mean that ill have permanent nerve damage?
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated for months. Is it true.?
Can untreated vitamin B12 Deficiency cause nerve damage? If yes, can it be seen through Nerve conduction study?
Yes and yes: Yes solidly objective B12 deficiency (by formal laboratory test) (usually implying pernicious anemia) can cause nerve damage. Yes, it can be seen on electrodiagnostics except at very early stage. Note that in true B12 deficiency taking oral B12 does not work because the cause is a stomach abnormality that prevents B12 absorption. Solidly objective tests can confirm. ...Read more
Causes neuropathy: But unusual to have an isolated mononeuropathy over arm and abdomen. If indeed this pattern of isolated nerve involvement fits a mono neuritis multiplex, one would wonder about another responsible disorder such as diabetes or arteritis. Vit B-12 problems are typically symmetrical and distal. Might investigate all of this further with your neurologist. ...Read more
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage. And nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression. Is it true?
Yes: That's why vegetarianism is so dangerous if you do not know EXACTLY what you are doing. There are also other causes of B12 deficiency and not just pernicious anemia from stomach disease. However, this is not a common cause of depression in young people who do not have physical weakness / numbness. There are a host of other physical causes; a skilled psychiatrist will pick these up. ...Read more
Tingling, numbness & weakness in arms. Loss of reflexes & balance & feeling unsteady due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Does this suggest nerve damage?
Left sole burning since was a kid. And very low levels of b12.Could the peripheral neuropathy be due to low b12? Got my levels up to 350 but still burns
Yes, take more!: B12 deficiency can cause many symptoms, including peripheral neuropathy, though of course there are other possible causes. Some experts feel 350 is still too low- in japan levels below 500 are considered low. B12 is very safe. Take enough to get your levels to 600. Nerves heal slowly so it may take a year to heal once levels are good. Ashwagandha and lion's mane mushrooms help nerves to heal too. ...Read more
I understand that metformin can worsen peripheral neuropathy by impairing B12 absorption, but can it worsen pn via other pathways if B12 levels are ok?
Is it true that B12 levels in the low-normal range could cause neurological problems, such as peripheral neuropathy?
Low normal in older folks are more of a concern. Your doctor could get a urine test to see if your "low" levels are causing any metabolic issues. It would not do any harm to take oral vitamin B12.
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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is peripheral neuropathy from a B12 deficiency curable? (onset: 2 weeks ago resulted in total foot drop)
What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?
There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this.
Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough.
Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten.
High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you.
Fatigue - why? ...Read more