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I have been having bowels problems for about the last 12 months. Been to the doctors and they said try and eat properly as I have a vitamin b defiency but the last week I have had stomach aching and has been bloating on Tuesday had the runs and had been a

I have been having bowels problems for about the last 12 months. Been to the doctors and they said try and eat properly as I have a vitamin b defiency but the last week I have had stomach aching and has been bloating on Tuesday had the runs and had been a

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Ask doc about food sensitivity lab tests too. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloating up a lot do to vitamin d probiotics vitamin b complex and gionvi birth control please help?

My stomach is bloating up a lot do to vitamin d probiotics vitamin b complex and gionvi birth control please help?

Difficult to say: Likely the vitamin d, b and birth control aren't causing your bloating. It could be the probiotics, but it could equally be something in your diet. The frequency and type of your stools might tell you about what's going on with your bloating. Make sure that you're drinking a lot of water, not soda. Exercise vigorously for 30-60 minutes a day, 7 days a week. See dr. If not better soon. ...Read more

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Why are vitamin b-12 supplements only available in mega doses? Took 250s, which is many times higher than mdr, now can't find anything less than 500!

Why are vitamin b-12 supplements only available in mega doses? Took 250s, which is many times higher than mdr, now can't find anything less than 500!

You may not need any: You want to have a blood level for vitamin b 12.

It will probably be normal, as long as you eat healthy food or take one mvi (multivitamin).

Discuss the dose with your doc if low.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?

Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?

Real science: Shotgun approach to anemia is worse than useless, you risk missing serious disease. If you are iron deficient, your physician needs to figure why. Many anemias are unrelated to diet. Demand an explanation from your physician. Best wishes ...Read more

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What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...Read more

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Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?

Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?

Vit B-12: People frequently feel flushing, usually of face, sometimes to the point that they are unable to take it. The feet swelling would suggest something else going on. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 cause bloating?

Does vitamin B12 cause bloating?

B12: Does not cause bloating. Sometimes pill additves and fillers have allergens like corn starch that may cause bloating. ...Read more

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B12 is 264.8nmol/l normal between 141-698. do I need a vitamin B12 supplement or a vitamin b complex would be good to raise the number?

B12 is 264.8nmol/l normal between 141-698. do I need a vitamin B12 supplement or a vitamin b complex would be good to raise the number?

As you noted...: Your B12 level is NORMAL, and as such does not require undue concern or supplementation. Why was it checked in the first place in an otherwise healthy 21 year old male? ...Read more

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Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?

Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?

Bloating, loose stoo: Not likely. See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b-12-help heal damaged nerves?

Only: If you are deficient and that that is the cause. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the pill for large doses of vitamin b-12?

Injections Best: 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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Does excess vitamin b-12 cause dizziness?

Does excess vitamin b-12 cause dizziness?

No: B12 is usually safe. You can follow with a B12 level and adjust the supplement. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b-12 help my breasts/butt grow??

Does vitamin b-12 help my breasts/butt grow??

No.: Breast only grow if you gain weight and add fat. Your behind can be toned and look larger with exercise. Gaining weight makes that bigger too. But weight gain will also make everything else bigger too. Too much fat is unhealthy. Wear underwear that pads those areas. If you have an unattractive personality it does not matter how attractive your body is. So good, kind people are always attractive ...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 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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Could vitamin b 12 help me with my eye nerve palsy?

Could vitamin b 12 help me with my eye nerve palsy?

Probably not: Loss of vision from B12 deficiency can improve, however, with proper B12 therapy. ...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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How do I know how much vitamin b-12 should I take a day?

How do I know how much vitamin b-12 should I take a day?

Check your level.: You want to keep your B12 level in the blood above 350. You would first check a level. If it low you can try to fix the problem with mega doses of B12 by mouth or 1.2 mg sublingually (by-pass the malfunctioning GI tract). ...Read more

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Can my 12 year old take 2500mcg of vitamin B-12?

Can my 12 year old take 2500mcg of vitamin B-12?

Here are some...: Asking the attending pediatrician is the first and right thing to do since usually there is no reason to take such supplement except being poor in lifestyle and being tested to be low in B-12. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the vitamin b 12 do for you?

Can doctors tell me what does the vitamin b 12 do for you?

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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I wanted to know is chlorella a viable source of vitamin b-12?

I wanted to know is chlorella a viable source of vitamin b-12?

Chlorella B12: Chlorella is a type of freshwater seaweed (green algae).

It contains protein, iron, vitamins B and C, and other antioxidants

It has been used to treat or prevent Low Vitamin B 12.

There has not been enough clinical research to document its effectiveness to treat Vitamin B 12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Greetings dr's.May you please kindly help me with list of foods that have vitamin B12 or with more vitamin b-12? Thanks

Greetings dr's.May you please kindly help me with list of foods that have vitamin B12 or with more vitamin b-12? Thanks

All animal foods: All meats, dairy ; eggs have b12; no vegetarian foods have it unless fortified. Best sources are clams ; beef liver (only have liver if organic). Many have difficulty absorbing B12 ; are thus low even if they eat foods rich in b12; they need injections or sublingual methylcobalamin.
See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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